Birthed in early 2002 as one-man band by Sergiy Fjordsson, almost 15 years staying faithful to his primal and crude sound of analog recordins, Moloch delivers cold, misanthropic and desolate mid-tempo Black Metal as well as pure and atmospheric Dark Ambient/Dungeon Synth, influenced by the early works of the bands like Burzum, Darkthrone, Mortiis and so on.
"Verwüstung" (German for “Devastation”) is a 5 tracks raw, hateful yet atmospheric Black Metal with 3 meditative Dark Ambient tracks. Originally were released in 2014 in multiple formats, after few years again available with new re-mastered sound, made by Brad Boatright at AUDIOSIEGE Studios in Portland, that bring these full analog recordings to a new level of intensity. This new edition comes with bonus tracks and available on solid haze gold and black 12" LP vinyl enclosed in a luxurious black, white and gold heavy weight jacket with printed inner sleeve. Each limited to 150 copies.
Line-up on this album:
Sergiy Fjordsson - Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar
Azathoth - Session Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Gionata Potenti - Session Drums
Music written and recorded between Dismal Winter 2012 - 2013. Lyrics were written between 2002 - 2006. Adapted and translated in 2013. Vocals, Bass, Distorted Bass, Keyboards and Rhythm Guitar recorded by Sergiy Fjordsson at S.o.h.D. studio, Ukraine. Foreverdark Autumn/Winter 2013. Rhythm and Lead Guitars recorded by Azathoth at Fields of Tears Studio, Poland. Winter 2012. Drums recorded by Gionata Potenti at BeastCave Studio, Italy. Cold Autumn 2013. Tracks 1-5 Mixed and Mastered by Alex Menabde at Alex Menabde studio, Georgia. December 2013. Tracks 6-8 Recorded and Mastered by Sergiy Fjordsson at S.o.h.D. studio, Ukraine. December 2013. All tracks Re-mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios, Usa. Endless May 2016.
This is remastered version of album with different track order than on other editions (Track "Du bist nichts in dieser sterbenden Welt" have different length, bass intro were cut and re-recorded; track "Spiritual Selbstmord" are missed and new unreleased track added "Große Geister aus dem vergessenen Königreich der Stille", recorded during original "Verwüstung" record session).
Booklet painting by Odilon Redon (Bertrand-Jean Redon (1840-1916).
This digital version includes tracks from 12'LP vinyl edition.
Full information about this release: moloch.com.ua/slabid-276.htm
released August 11, 2016