Track Premiere: Ashen Horde – “The Courtesan”

Ashen Horde

Today, progressive black metal crew Ashen Horde deliver “The Courtesan” from their latest record, Antimony, out January 23 via Transcending Obscurity Records and Decibel is stoked to fill your earholes with it.

The band consists of members of Inferi, Equipoise, Norse, and Abhoria and brings us proggy, blackened death metal at its finest.

“The verses in ‘The Courtesan’ feature what are probably the most traditional black metal elements on the album, but of course we’ve mixed them with some doom and death-inspired passages in true Ashen Horde fashion,” the band say. “There are fewer lyrics on this track, and that really gave Stevie a chance to tap into a sinister, slithery side of his vocal style, which I think worked very well. In the context of the album’s concept, this song looks at the victim’s mistress, who is struggling with feelings of passion, guilt, and longing; combined, those seem like a pretty strong motive for poisoning someone!”

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