INFESTUS – E x | I s t Nominated For “Kick Ass Album Cover Of The Week”
Already considered one of 2011’s top black metal releases, INFESTUS’ E x | I s t is now being appreciated for more than its bleak, hypnotic musical despondency. The folks over at MetalRiot.com have recently nominated the album’s artwork for their coveted “Kick Ass Album Cover Of The Week” award. Visit MetalRiot.com to vote for this impressive piece drawn by French artist Eric Lacombe.
The demon INFESTUS rose from the ashes of the formation Dunkelfront in 2003. After releasing a demo, the debut album and a split CD, guitarist Harbarth left INFESTUS in 2006 owing to a lack of time and devotion. Thereafter, INFESTUS developed into something more than just a musical appearance in this world. It turned into an entity which totally embodies their anti-social, mind- and life- devastating disease with more efficiency and devotion than ever before. Andras took over the whole instrumentation, whereas Dagon concentrated on the vocals. In 2008, they created the concept album “Chroniken des Ablebens” , which was released by Debemur Morti Productions and received excellent reviews. But this was not enough. After intonating the moment of dying and expanding these few seconds to the length of an album, Andras was driven by the idea of using his very personal experiences, having emerged from these abysmal depths. He was determined to finally gain catharsis by creating “E x | I s t” . However, Dagon somehow slowly detached from the musical side of the entity INFESTUS , which then in the summer of 2010 forced them to determine that Andras had to go on alone by taking over the vocals. “E x | I s t” was finished in the summer of 2010 and is once again born into this world by Debemur Morti Productions. INFESTUS still dissociates from all political ideas, fraternities and other unnecessary coalitions. INFESTUS solely renders homage to everlasting darkness, the perfection of nocturnal forests and all types of mental depravities.