Lubbert Das - "De Plagen" 12'' LP
Four unholy hymns will chronicle the tormenting plagues of the dark ages: the destructive force of famine, the ravaging darkness of the pest, the bloodshed caused by strife and war and, finally, the monstrous beasts looming in the shadows of the wild.
Captured and chained alive during three nights of possession in the Catacomben Studios by W. Damiaen, as well as one night of sinister evocation at the Boulevard de Heuvelink, these four pieces of aural gloom reveal a grim essence in the deep recesses of this trio’s sound. Any soul that has witnessed their rare candlelit live appearances over the years can attest to the exuberant emanating madness conveyed in these recordings.
Forged from raw sound by Lubbert Das and ultimately sharpened by the mastering craft of Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios, “De Plagen” exhibits the most ferocious and clear offering to date, while retaining the primeval and harsh undercurrents that have defined this band from the start.