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CTULU Reveals Details About New Album And New Live Appearances.
Coming back fresh from War over Kiel festival where the band shared the stage with death metal legends Grave, it is now official that Northern Germany’s Lovecraftian act Ctulu will release their third full-length studio album, Seelenspiegelsplitter, on 12th and 13th April 2013. The album launch will take place at two gigs in Hamburg and Erfurt respectively and will be released via Nocturnal Empire. Joining the band on stage during the release gigs will be Bristol’s Fever Sea, Kiel’s Aeba (which features Ctulu’s studio drummer) and Bremen’s Nebukadnezar.
In other news, the band has already confirmed one summer festival appearance: Czech Republic’s MetalGate Czech Death Fest which will take place on 14-15th June. More info about the festival here. After finishing touring in support of Seelenspiegelsplitter in December 2014, Ctulu will disappear from the surface of the world and will not arise until the release of the fourth studio album.
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4. Insignia Dagonis
9. Tiara aus 10 Phobien
This album is intended to take you on a journey deep into the halls of the Esoteric Order of Dagon where your skin shall become grey as the sea, your eye colour will vanish into grey nothingness and your soul shall be bound to the depths of the ocean! Seelenspiegelsplitter was made to blow your fuckin' mind with Seastorming Extreme Metal!!!
Sit down by the sea, light a fire, play Seelenspiegelsplitter at maximum volume, close your eyes and you will understand what this album is meant to be!
Here are some of the first comments about the studio effort:
Frija Kveldsang (Attonitus - bohemian harp on Insignia Dagonis, nyckelharpa on “Serenadenhallen” and “Im Widerlicht”): "I am very pleased to contribute to Ctulu's new album Seelenspiegelsplitter. Both harp and nyckelharpa - as the extraordinary instruments they are - add a finishing touch to it without going over the top. Ctulu managed to blend extreme brutality and chilling coldness with elaborated hooklines and very atmospheric and tranquil fragments. I can really recommend this album to any fan of German Black Metal!"
Seuche (Fäulnis): "I keep missing the "disgusting" aspect that the band name suggests but they've clearly evolved since "Sarkomand". Still it's those distinctive Swedish-styled guitars, but the songwriting itself is way more diversified. Discreet choirs and clean vocals... really good! A little more grit regarding the lead guitars and "Seelenspiegelsplitter" would totally kill it! But still I remained positively surprised!"
Melvin Skischus (Nebukadnezar - guest vocals on “Im Widerlicht”): "A harmonious album through and through! By various genres' influences, an own distinct musical line is created. Ctulu switch easily from acoustic parts to uncompromising guitar riffs and - supported by the use of samples - they create a remarkable atmosphere!"
Infernal Desaster (Aeba - drums on all tracks): "After I've heard the unmastered versions of the tracks, I was instantly thrilled. There was no doubt that I would lay down the drum tracks for Ctulu. 90's Black Metal at it's best!"
Michel Kleber (Nebukadnezar - backing vocals on all tracks): "Nice one! Old-school Extreme Metal with good melodies and rock-influences. Those great intros and various guest vocalists really loosen up the music."
Check out a fully fan-filmed video of the band’s appearance at London’s Infernal Damnation Festival where the band shared the stage with the likes of Enthroned and Frostmoon Eclipse. Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDltniwBdDM
Official Websiste: www.ctulu.de