ATROCITY – OKKULT III Coverartwork, tracklist, release date
The grand finale of the OKKULT-trilogy!
The new album „OKKULT III“ will be released on January 20, 2023 via MASSACRE RECORDS
You can already pre-save the digital version of the album here » https://lnk.to/okkult_III
It will later also be available to pre-order as a 2-CD Mediabook, limited edition vinyl LP as well as limited edition box set with exclusive content.
Guest musicians on the album include Elina Siirala (Leaves‘ Eyes, Angel Nation), Zoe Marie Federoff (Cradle of Filth, Catalyst Crime), Robse Dahn (Equilibrium), Misstiq, Jonah Weingarten (Catalyst Crime, PYRAMAZE) as well as Igor Górewicz.
Striking horror sound effects provided by Emmy Award-winning Canadian sound designer Katie Halliday („SAW“, „Stranger Things“, „The Strain“, „Star Trek: Discovery“ etc.)
Stefan Heilemann (HEILEMANIA) once again perfectly captured the album’s atmosphere with his artwork.
ATROCITY – OKKULT III
1. DESECRATION OF GOD
2. FIRE IGNITES
3. BORN TO KILL
4. BLEEDING FOR BLASPHEMY
5. PRIEST OF PLAGUE
6. MALICIOUS SUKKUBUS (feat. Elina Siirala & Zoe Federoff)
8. FACES FROM BEYOND
10. TEUFELSMARSCH (feat. Robse Dahn & Misstiq)
Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio
Out on 20/01/2023
2CD Mediabook, Ltd Vinyl LP, Ltd Boxset, Digital
ATROCITY are back with full force! „OKKULT III“ marks the furious finale of the „OKKULT“ album trilogy, and it is packed with brutal death metal grenades!
The chart-breaker „OKKULT II“ already delighted the ATROCITY fan community and the metal press alike with thrilling death metal songs that get under your skin. With „OKKULT III“, ATROCITY will finally drive their fan base to the point of ecstasy: Brain-melting metal riffs, brutal drum attacks and vicious death metal vocals create a full package of German death metal art!
The merciless opener „Desecration Of God“ or the neck-breakers „Lycanthropia“ and „Priest Of Plague“ already set the tone of „OKKULT III“: Dark, evil and a punch right in the face! The ultimate Mastersound Studio production by Alex Krull crowns „OKKULT III“!
The lyrical concept about the dark side of human history, obscure stories and mysterious places was spun further on „OKKULT III“. We look deep into the mental abysses of the serial killer Józef Cyppek from Szczecin, Poland, in the 1950’s („Cypka“), experience the great conspiracy of the „Schwarze Reichswehr“ after World War I („Born To Kill“), dive into the world of modern ghost conjuring („Faces From Beyond“) and into the occult machinations of the Vatican and the order of the Knights Templar („Bleeding For Blasphemy“).
Excellent guest contributions by Robse Dahn of Equilibrium and Australian keyboard artist Misstiq on „Teufelsmarsch“, Elina Siirala of Leaves‘ Eyes, Zoe Federoff of Cradle Of Filth & Catalyst Crime and Jonah Weingarten of Catalyst Crime and Pyramaze on „Malicious Sukkubus“ as well as Polish actor, musician and book author Igor Górewicz on “Cypka” provide additional chilling moments on „OKKULT III“.
Emmy Award-winning Canadian sound designer Katie Halliday („SAW“, „Stranger Things“, „The Strain“, „Star Trek: Discovery“ etc.) also provides the striking horror sound effects on the third installment of the „OKKULT“ series, which perfectly support the dark atmosphere of the album.
The impressive artwork by Stefan Heilemann (Lindemann, Dimmu Borgir, Epica etc.) has once again become a real eye-catcher and perfectly underlines the atmosphere of „OKKULT III“.
With superb death metal bangers like „Fire Ignites“, „Born To Kill“ or „Bleeding For Blasphemy“, ATROCITY destroy everything that gets in their way! And with „Malicious Sukkubus“, the dark centerpiece of the album, the band proves once again their strength to skillfully combine pitch-black anthems with brutality.
„OKKULT III“ is the culminating conclusion of the „OKKULT“ trilogy, and a German death metal masterpiece!