Danish trio Denial Of God have weaved their unique black metal magic since 1991. After brothers Azter (guitars) and Ustumallagam (vocals) joined forces with drummer Galheim in 2005, DOG put out a string of solid releases leading up to their modern masterpiece, Death and the Beyond. That was in 2012, and the trio were dormant ever since . . . until now.
Streaming below is The Shapeless Mass, the first new material from Denial Of God in seven years. Counting one brand new ten epic—the title track, a re-recording of one of their earliest songs— “The Statues Are Watching,” and two covers: Bathory’s “Call from the Grave,” and Exuma’s “Mama Loi, Papa Loi.”
“The Shapeless Mass is the new single for our forthcoming album The Hallow Mass which will be released on October 25th on Osmose Productions and Hells Headbangers,” write the members of Denial Of God.
“The title track, which is based on the legend of the Golem of Prague, was chosen to present the album as we feel it has a lot of the characteristics of the album, a very diverse track, in my humble opinion. To offer exclusive material for this release we re-recorded an old 1995 track, ‘The Statues Are Watching,’ to finally give it the production and execution it deserves, and I feel it has lost none of the youthful ferocity of the crude original. Furthermore we chose to cover two songs: Bathory’s ‘Call From The Grave’ which might seem obvious as Bathory has been one of [the] many influences of Denial Of God. The song has not been covered by few, yet I feel this is done in our own way all while being one of the most ‘correct’ versions recorded of this song. The final song, Exuma’s voodoo poetic ‘Mama Loi, Papa Loi,’ was chosen because—while Exuma not being an artist we grew up with and drew influence from per se—we felt that we could do something with which would be entirely different from the enchanting but much less heavy original without losing the spirit of the original song.”