Seattle, Washington-based progressive black metal practitioners Izthmi will unleash their “Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind” full-length on March 4th, 2022, via Satanik Royalty Records today unveiling the record’s artwork, track listing, and latest single.
In the ever-changing landscape of society and the world at large, the Izthmi collective found themselves lost in a place that has become less and less recognizable. As defining truths, values, and foundations have become shaken, we find ourselves in a constant state of re-evaluation, suffering, and duress. As the world continues to change in ways that are both terrifying and inevitable, Izthmi seeks to move forward. “Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind” represents the mourning of the losses that we all have endured these last couple of years, and a celebration of the victories and hopes of what is to come. As we leave this world behind, we look towards a better one.
“Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind”’s eight tracks were captured by renowned producer/engineer Billy Anderson at the Hallowed Halls, mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, mastered by Justin Weis, and comes cloaked in the mystical artwork of Andrzej Masianis.
In advance of the record’s release, today the band unveils latest single, “The Shadows of Our Disillusionment”, noting of the track: “After the writing and recording of our last LP, we had a desire and vision of a more dense, visceral, and progressive direction. We felt as though this song is a great showcase of all of the different directions that we take on this album. The song explores themes on how the unrelenting quest for personal gain leaves us out of touch and perpetually dissatisfied”.
Stream Izthmi’s “The Shadows of Our Disillusionment” here.
“Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind” will be released on vinyl and digital formats. Find physical preorders at here and digital preorders here, where previously released track “Leaving It All Behind” can also be streamed.
1. Ever Beneath His Gaze (He Will Drown the World in His Tears)
2. The Shadows of Our Disillusionment
3. To Know
4. The Laughable Semblance of Freedom
5. I Bleed With The Wind
6. It’s As If It Were
7. Leaving This World
8. Leaving It All Behind
In 2016, a shared passion for atmospheric black metal drove founding members Autumn Day and Nolan Head to begin writing music for the band that would eventually become Izthmi. As time went on, they eventually completed their lineup with Jakob Keizer, Brett Tomsett, and Gabe Kangas, forming the quintet that is the band today. The band’s critically lauded debut full-length “The Arrows of Our Ways”, explored the journey of self-realization through the confines of social struggle that many of us experience today. “Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind” looks towards a better tomorrow.
Jakob Keizer – Vocals, modular synths
Autumn Day – Guitar, piano
Brett Tomsett – Guitar, additional vocals
Gabe Kangas – Bass, piano
Nolan Head – Drums, additional vocals