Tsjuder are now streaming the first new track from their forthcoming album Antiliv, which has been scheduled for worldwide release on the 18th of September. The Norwegian black metal stalwarts are premiering their unholy song “Demonic Supremacy” (you can listen to it at the bottom of the article).
Regarding “Demonic Supremacy”, Tsjuder comment: "With “Demonic Supremacy” we are playing old school black metal in the sense of early Bathory and Celtic Frost. This track captures the essence of our roots, while still being black metal as of the year 2015.” The Norwegians furthermore point out that Antiliv is “raw and uncompromising”.
Tsjuder are simultaneously unveiling the dark artwork for Antiliv, which has been designed by French artist Vincent Fouquet (Melechesh, Himinbjorg, Bethlehem) from Above Chaos. Cover and tracklist of the live album can both be viewed below.
04. Djevelens Mesterverk
05. Demonic Supremacy
06. Slumber with the Worm
07. Ved Ferdens Ende
Digibox bonus tracks
09. Kaos (rehearsal version)
10. Slumber with the Worm (rehearsal version)
11. Antiliv (rehearsal version)
12. Deathcrush (Mayhem cover)
13. Unholy Pagan Fire (Beherit cover)
Currently Tsjuder are scheduled to perform at the Wolfszeit Festival in Crispendorf, Germany on the 28th of Augus
Tsjuder deliver Norwegian Black Metal in the classic raw and rattling style, yet without ever giving in to the temptation of wallowing in nostalgia. On their fifth full-length Antiliv not a single note has to be dyed black, because the roots that are clearly showing are all glistening with the abyssal musical non-colour pioneered by Bathory, Celtic Frost, and Venom as well as those Northern masters Mayhem, Darkthrone, and Emperor. The venomous and vicious throat rendering by bassist Nag and guitarist Draugluin entwines with thorny, relentlessly driving riffs and an infernal rhythmical ice storm unleashed by drummer Anti-Christian over majestic melodies. When the Norwegians returned with Legion Helvete (2011), it became obvious that they had honed their songwriting to razor sharp perfection since splitting up after the release of their live DVD Norwegian Apocalypse in 2006. Founded in the year 1993 by Nag and guitarist Berserk with Draugluin joining soon after, Tsjuder quickly established a strong reputation within the underground scene through their first EP’s Throne of the Goat (1997) and Atum Nocturnem (1999), which was originally conceived as a demo. The Norwegians' debut album Kill for Satan (2000) created general attention and critical acclaim that was strongly enhanced by the following releases Demonic Possession (2002) and Desert Northern Hell (2004). Now Tsjuder return with an impressive demonstration that they are still growing stronger and the hellishly fierce masterpiece Antiliv, which the band modestly describes as "raw and uncompromising black metal". No post, no progressive, no whatever!
Nag: vocals, bass