New Hampshire’s blackened melodic death metal behemoths Begat The Nephilim have performed alongside genre mainstays Deicide, Kataklysm, Nile, Cannibal Corpse, Aborted, The Black Dahlia Murder, and recently unleashing their sophomore album Begat The Nephilim II: The Grand Procession through Noble Demon Records.
Now, Decibel is proud to premiere their latest punishing single and video, “Ossuary.”
“This song lyrically and thematically, with the music video, was inspired at first by one of my favorite movies, Cemetery Man. The cover art for the album as well. At the heart of it, this song is as important to this albums overarching theme of death and grieving as the title tracks are,” shared vocalist and lyricist Tyler Smith.
“I wrote this song for my father specifically, as well as my friends that I have lost along the way. The ossuary in this song is representing both a mental and physical place I can bury my lost. This song and album overall is an ode to the dead.”
Discussing the music behind “Ossuary”, guitarist Cam Dupere offers:
“The impetus for the composition of “Ossuary” was to showcase the frenetic energy of our earlier material juxtaposed against a more brooding and moody atmosphere. Elements of our sound that were hinted at on our first album are explored more thoroughly, such as the black metal influenced riffing and technical flourishes.
“The middle section was written to contrast the blitzkrieg that proceeds and follows it, allowing the listener time to decompress before the sonic onslaught begins again. The focus on a more dynamic shifts was definitely a driving force behind “Ossuary” and will be a great asset in our bag of tricks going forward.”
The video for “Ossuary” was created by Eric DiCarlo from SquareUp Studios, known for collaborations with heavy hitters Lorna Shore, Shadow of Intent, Dying Fetus and Chelsea Grin, among others.
Begat The Nephilim have been busy writing their third album, which will be mixed and mastered by Cryptopsy guitarist Christian Donaldson. The band are due to hit the studio late this year, with their third studio album anticipated to drop in 2024!
Stay tuned for much more from Begat The Nephilim!