Profound Lore Records is proud to announce the May 6th, 2022, release of Milan, Italy-based one-man death metal force Cosmic Putrefaction’s third LP, “Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones”, issuing the lead single and other album details.
“Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones” sees sole mastermind Gabriele Garmaglia continue the Cosmic Putrefaction narrative begun on the previous album, “The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers”, where the only survivor from an apocalyptic annihilation of a dying planet walks towards its withered horizons. On “Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones”, this character ultimately finds an even more sorrowful truth at the end of his journey; one that shows the empyrean fall of man through the metaphysical world and the gods who inhabit it.
Through “Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones”, Gramaglia establishes even more his own vision of death metal, this time enriching his multifaceted sound with widened atmospheres and a patina of omnipresent melancholy suggested by distant arpeggios, e-bow guitars and sometimes even synths organically blended with the relentless, ferocious riffs always present in this new effort. To cap off this layered effort, Gramaglia this time relied on drummer Giulio Galati (Nero di Marte, Hideous Divinity) to deliver an extremely powerful and dynamic performance behind the kit.
“Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones” was engineered and mixed by Gabriele Gramaglia, with drum engineering by Alessio Cattaneo, mastered by Dan Lowndes, and completed with artwork by David Glomba (Svartidaudi, Teitanblood, Ascension) and layout by Chimere Noire.
Stream the lead single from Cosmic Putrefaction’s “Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones”, “Amniotic Bewilderment”, below.
Profound Lore will issue “Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones” on CD and digital platforms on May 6th, 2022 – find preorder options here – with the vinyl to follow over the Summer.
Additional audio previews of the album will be issued over the weeks ahead.
1. …Through Withered Horizons
2. Sol’s Upheaval Debris
3. From Resounding Silence to the Obsidian Womb
4. Amniotic Bewilderment
5. Lysergic Sulfuric Waters
6. Twisting Spirals in the Murk
7. Cradle Wrecked, Curtains Unfurled
8. Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones
Cosmic Putrefaction was formed in 2018 as the death metal sonic incarnation of the multi-instrumentalist Gabriele Gramaglia (also behind The Clearing Path and part of Turris Eburnea and Vertebra Atlantis), which summoned the aforementioned musical entity to rearrange and complete the unreleased album of his first band Oaken/Throne, which began in 2012 but was left uncompleted because the combo disbanded. This album was completed and released in 2019 under the name of “At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm”, which comprehended six-and-a-half tracks taken from the unreleased Oaken/Throne album. He later refined his formula through the second album, “The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers”, which expanded the death metal roots with the multifaceted range of influences Gramaglia has developed throughout the years.