The Infernal Sea / Hear the title track from forthcoming album Negotium Crucis

Black Metal gurus The Infernal Sea have told Metaltalk that their next album, ‘Negotium Crucis’, will be released 18 September and you can watch the title track below, right now.

Hailing from East Anglia, The Infernal Sea firmly plant their plague-ridden UKBM stamp on their music, while drawing their influences from the founding fathers of Black Metal.

The concept of medieval brutally, visited on 2016’s ‘The Great Mortality’, is expanded on ‘Negotium Crucis’.

While ‘The Great Mortality’ explored the Black Death and the horrors that man inflicted upon one another as a result, this time the lyrics are built around the dark nature of the Knights Templar and their Holy Crusades. The album covers the tales of depravity, corruption, deceit, genocide and re-affirms the sadistic nature of mankind.

The Infernal Sea album cover - NEGOTIUM CRUCIS

The band told MetalTalk: “The world we once knew has drastically changed, we live in fear of the unknown. As proclaimed in Heralds of the plague, we warned of the oncoming darkness, a coincidence perhaps or strangely prophetic?

“The global pandemic is devastating society and with it the music industry is on its knees.

“We too have suffered delays at the hands of Covid-19, but we rise from the turmoil to unleash our forthcoming album ‘Negotium Crucis’. This album has been challenging, but we conquered all, delivering our strongest and most diverse work to date. Hail the darkness!”

To accomplish anything these days, all bands need support and the band are delighted with their continued relationship with Apocalyptic Witchcraft, telling us: “It is with great honour that we continue to forge our alliance with Apocalyptic Witchcraft, having worked with them closely over the past few years, we are keen to strengthen our working relationship.

“They understand what fuels The Infernal Sea, allowing us the creative freedom we require to push the boundaries of our compositions. After a decade of aggression we welcome the next chapter in our blackened career.”

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