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Atavisma Premiere New Song “Ashen Ascetic”

French death-doom quartet Atavisma premiere a new song entitled “Ashen Ascetic”, taken from their upcoming debut album ‘The Chthonic Rituals’, which will be out in stores July 23rd via Memento Mori.

The album was recorded and mixed at Mannaz Records and mastered by Javier Felez (Graveyard) at Moontower Studios (Teitanblood, Ataraxy, Graveyard…).


Guitarist/bassist/mastermind G. explain: “This track has a very particular history which is quite unique when compared to the other tracks of the album. Generally, most of the songs were based on riffs that I wrote or titles/lyrics that L. or sometimes myself provided. But this one stands out by the fact that lyrics came first during a hot spring day under the influence of mind altering substances. L. and myself were together that day and out of absolutely nowhere and for no reason I started to write down the lyrics of the song from start to finish. L. and another friend of ours were amazed by what I wrote. After L. added some lines to what was written we haven’t altered it all that much. I still have the original sheet on which it was written.”


The artwork is signed E.Muskie (Ekpyrosis, Bokluk, Ruin…


1. Chthonic
2. Extraneous Abysmal Knowledge
3. Sacrifice unto Babalon
4. Invocation of Archaic Deities
5. Monoliths
6. Ashen Ascetic
7. Amid the Ruins
8. A Subterranean Life


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