Feral

by Ashen Horde

Released 2015
Mandol Records
Released 2015
Mandol Records
Blackened horror metal band that embraces the whole of extreme metal, from black and death metal, to prog and grindcore.
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Dripping with all of the glitz, glamour, filth and flagrance of the Sunset Strip, Ashen Horde is a one-man blackened horror metal band that embraces the dark, vile underbelly of Hollywood, while shunning the commercialism for which it is most known.

Drawing influence from the crème de la extreme, Ashen Horde celebrates the darker side of metal in all its grim glory. Inspired by the whole of extreme metal, from black and death metal to grindcore and prog, this is horror metal at its finest. It’s technical and crushing, yet at times darkly melodic.

Nine Plagues, the sophomore full-length, is a concept album relaying the tale an isolated village that is savagely attacked by bloodthirsty invaders. The inhabitants are forced to take refuge in an unforgiving landscape, with tragedy crushing them at every turn. Each song details a different “plague” that befalls the refugees as they struggle to survive. The music is as grim and unforgiving as the story it carries.

Ashen Horde crept into the metal scene in 2013, with its debut EP, “Ab Initio.” This was followed by the critically acclaimed, debut full-length, Sanguinum Vindicta. Receiving rave reviews from such metal luminaries as Chronicles of Chaos, the Heavy Metal Tribune and HardRock Haven, Sanguinum Vindicta proved that grim, brutal metal can be created even on the sun-drenched California coast.

Nine Plagues will be preceded by a digital EP, featuring “Feral” from the album, as well as two exclusive cover songs. The Feral EP will be available on November 17, and the title track will be accompanied by a fully animated lyric video.

Nine Plagues will be available wherever digital music is sold, and on limited-edition cd.