Psychedelic black metal band Nixil are sharing a full stream of their forthcoming album From the Wound Spilled Forth the Fire. The record is out August 25 via Prosthetic Records.
The chaotic, heavy and challenging new album is both psychedelic and crushing, weaving a hypnotic web that mirrors the art on the cover. From the Wound Spilled Fourth Fire is furious and transcendental, but still with plenty of dynamic, classic riffing.
“Our writing process has always been collaborative, intuitive, and often synchronous; generally one or another of us brings an idea—anything from a short riff or theme to an entire song skeleton—to practice, and as the rest of us offer input, the song begins to take on a life of its own,” the band explain. “Something unique for all of us about writing in this band is the atmosphere that tends to take over during the creative process; driven by an overarching intent, it sometimes feels otherworldly the way things come together, even through complicated moments of navigating each other’s different skills, influences, and opinions. It’s a sort of melding of minds that none of us have ever really experienced in previous projects.
“Most of the lyrics are written from direct personal experiences that C. (vocals) is having through spiritual and magical work. Thematically, all of the songs on this album, in one form or another, describe the drive toward and process of attaining liberation at all costs and in all ways, taking a stance against demiurgic illusion. Some of the lyrics are directly experiential; some present parts of philosophy or practice; similar to the synchronicity that we find in song creation, it happened several times while writing this record that C. presented lyrics which directly reflected a specific thing that one of us was grappling with at the time without having shared that information with the rest of the group. One song is a curse aimed at those arrogant fools in this world that believe systems of despotism are desirable and in any way synonymous with liberation. Fuck the fascists.”
You can catch the band on tour this fall:
August 24: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
August 25: Rahway, NJ @ Fucking Gallery
September 29: Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
September 30: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
October 1: Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner
October 2: Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
October 3: Windsor, VT @ Windsor Exchange
October 4: Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club
October 5: Providence, RI @ Dusk
October 6: Queens, NY @ El Bunker del Diablo