XALPEN is a raw Black Metal manifestation which emerges with real conviction and complete devotion by channeling ritualistic vibrations within the black arts and the spiritual development. Guided by ancestral traditions of ancient occult knowledge. Euphoria, ecstasy, trance and satanic commitment have taken form between the different hemispheres of the planet. Two Chilean demons Juan Pablo Nuñez (guitars & vocals) and Alvaro Lillo (bass & vocals) manifest and complete the endeavor (all music & lyrics) they started back in 2014.
“Wowk Otrr”, the second mini-album of XALPEN, contains seven audio tracks that supremely emit the refurbished form of imperishable ‘90s spirit, both sonority and aesthetic wise. Morbid Skull Records is taking care of the release and the EP will be out on CD, Tape and 12" MLP.
A project inspired by Leviathan and Xasthur about the deformities of the voice, making it deeply inhuman, just like this cover strongly reminiscent of those of Mr. Malefic. But beware, we do not deal with depressive Black but rather a black misshapen and stifled by an unbreathable atmosphere without detecting any hint of suicide or self-destruction. It is suffocating and asphyxiating as a toxic smoke that the listener will inhale to do a better experience of death along these 40 minutes. darkenedspirit
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019