Jan 20: Asphenpire - "Speak not of the Laudanum Quandary"
"Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary" is a harrowing, yet distinctly human odyssey through the absurdities and tragedies of British imperialism, voiced in an appropriately deranged sprechgesang by the band’s creative director, Alasdair Dunn.
The band takes influence from the original approach to metal found in bands such as A Forest of Stars, Dødheimsgard, Vulture Industries and Pensées Nocturnes, along with a strong taste for theatrics in the vein of Devil Doll and Diamanda Galas.
Recorded and Mixed by Greg Chandler (Esoteric, Fen)
Mastered by Brad Boatright (Sunn O))), Bell WItch, Yob, Converge)
Artwork by Ryan Mutter, logo by View from The Coffin