It is with significant excitement that we announce the coming of OSSOMANCER’s “Artes Magickae,” an ambitious conceptual effort of multifaceted ontology cloaked in the trappings of pure black metal resonance. Like the graven monolithic trifect of Thoth that furbishes its cover, “Artes Magickae” is an enormous work that examines a wide variety of ancient mythic traditions in its journey towards the fulfillment of its own will: to take on the mantle of the Magus. A summoning spearheaded by Kamose - previously of Sacerdos - and featuring a compliment of collaborators including one Proscriptor McGovern (Absu) the record marries a staunch adherence to second-wave compositional aesthetics with rich etiological conceits and superlative production.
In the artist’s own words:
OSSOMANCER is the ultimate culmination of metal, magick, mythology, and mysticism. Through the divinatory musick of OSSOMANCER, one can explore the correspondences which link together the principles of esotericism and polytheism and initiate in becoming a messenger for the gods!
A primary purpose of OSSOMANCER's first release, Artes Magickae, is to delve into the universality of god/goddess archetypes/aspects and the dynamic humanism which lies in the process of divination, syncretism, and esotericism when attempting to understand the divine. OSSOMANCER believes all human traditions and/or mythological symbols to be embedded in universal mystic principles... Since this album is centered on those mystic/mythological correspondences and is the debut album for the band, it is also based on the first principle of esotericism— the initiation with the divine through will or becoming “the magician.”
Not only does OSSOMANCER amalgamate pagan principles, but OSSOMANCER follows the same path in combining a vast number of influences to make metal which serves as the divinatory medium. The album is a culmination of five years of sorcery-imbued craftsmanship! We, Kamose and Futhark, are the spell-keepers behind the mystic metal of OSSOMANCER-- prepare for the coming age of The Magus!”
Recommended for listeners of Immortal, Absu, Satyricon, Rimfrost, Bathory, Witchery, etc.
In conspiracy with these seekers, a total run of 200 epistles shall be issued in pro-CD housed in full-color, 6-panel digipak with lyrics insert, to be shipped 9-17-19.
Preorder available below:
https://pacificthrenodies.bandcamp.com/ ... s-magickae