It's not often that you get a Victorian Era London-inspired black metal band. So what do you do when you actually get one? You love the shit out of them.
ENON CHAPEL, the new side project of Meghan Wood (Crown of Asteria, Iarnvidjur) and Balan (Palace of Worms, Botanist, Ordo Obsidium), are set to unleash their debut self-titled EP on February 1, 2019 on cassette tape and digitally via Bay Area record label Acephale Winter Records.
The duo were inspired by tales of Jack The Ripper and their mutual interest in the overall darker aspects of Victorian Era London, including the burial crisis where rotting corpses were bursting from the ground as a result of the massive population surge. ENON CHAPEL take these lyrical themes and fuse their punk and thrash elements with the raw, punishing sound of lo-fi black metal, making for a truly haunting experience.
The effort was recorded in California and Michigan by both Balan and Meghan Wood, mixed by Balan, and mastered by Patrick Hills at EarthTone Studios in Sacramento. Meghan took charge of vocals, lyrics, guitar solos, and samples while Balan commanded all the other instruments, samples, and the guitar solo on Seance.
01. Eldrich 02. Miasma From The Charnel House 03. Anatomy Murder 04. Seance 05. The Lodger 06. The Unscrupulous Reverend Howse
No tracks have been released thus far, but you can get your pre-order in on Bandcamp today. Having heard some tracks already, I can confirm this is one you'll want to be on the lookout for.