IPSISSIMUS Reveals Tracklisting/Artwork plus First Single Now Live!

IPSISSIMUS have released their first single The Third Secret of Fatima for you guys to check out HERE.  It’s off their debut album The Way of Descent which will be out on May 24th.

Drummer Haimatokharmes comments on the first single, The Third Secret of Fatima:

“One of the songs Metal Blade will be promoting for the album is The Third Secret of Fatima. We are especially proud of this one on account of its synthesis of blast, melody, ritual drums, all played in the old fashion. Longtime fans know it from our self-released ‘Fatima EP’ and I must say it is the song people usually tell us is their favorite out of the trinity. The lyrics are a collaborative effort (written in English and Coptic), but they are straight old-school Satanism, a blend of blasphemy and devil-worship. Bless!”

“IPSISSIMUS is very pleased to present the artwork for our upcoming Metal Blade debut, The Way of Descent. The cover, by Brooklyn, NY artist Micki Pellerano (www.mickipellerano.wordpress.com) features all manner of ritual act, executed by man and beast, conjuring an apparition of the Egyptian fertility goddess Hathor. (IPSISSIMUS heartily endorses procreation as well as annihilation). I might add that the inlay features a ‘Satanic Seraph’ design, conceived by myself while reading the Niebelungenslied on a train in Rhein-Westphalia, brilliantly executed by artist Michel Jansen, of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (I liked this so much it’s now on my drum head!) Finally, the layout was designed by Alessandra Benedetti, Brooklyn artist, editor of Heartworm Press (www.theheartworm.com), and designer of 23 WLVS Press, who did a top-notch job on very little notice in giving the album a dirty yet unified look.”

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Tracklisting for The Way of Descent
1. The First Secret of Fatima
2. Monakhourgia / The Prince of Tyre
3. The Second Secret of Fatima
4. The Alchemist’s Goatthrone
5. The Third Secret of Fatima
6. Hodos Autapophaseos

*tracks that were originally featured on the Fatima EP were re-recorded for The Way of Descent

Preorders for The Way of Descent are now live! Pick up your copy HERE.

Catch IPSISSIMUS live as they play dates in support of their impending release. More dates coming soon!

IPSISSIMUS

04/29 Somerville, MA PA’S Lounge w/ Black Anvil, Nachzehrer

04/30 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Krallice, Withered

05/01 Milford, CT Daniel St w/ Krallice, Black Anvil, Withered

05/02 New York, NY The Studio @ Webster Hall w/ Krallice, Withered

05/05 Worcester, MA Ralph’s Diner w/ Ravage, Scaphism, Nocuous

05/21 Wallingford, CT Cherry St. Station w/ Nightbitch

05/25 Wallingford, CT Redscroll Records w/ Nachzehrer

** **the first 75 people who purchase the Ipsissimus CD at Redscroll Records will be given a ticket for admission

IPSISSIMUS is:
Tichondrius: Bass / Vocals
Haimatokharmes: Drums
His Emissary: Guitar

Follow IPSISSIMUS at the following locations:
http://www.facebook.com/ipsissimususbm
http://www.myspace.com/ipsissimususbm

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