Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir Offshoot Vesania Announce First Album in 7 Years

Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir Offshoot Vesania Announce First Album in 7 Years
While Poland's Vesania have been off the radar for the last few years, this particular problem will be solved later this fall via the release of the ungodly black metal supergroup's fourth full-length album, Deus Ex Machina. The record arrives October 28 through Metal Blade.

A press release notes that the record, Vesania's first since 2007's Distractive Killusions, was tracked at Warsaw's Sound Division Studio, with mastering duties taken on by Scott Hull at Visceralsound Studios.

Crafted by current and former members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Vader and Decapitated, Vesania's latest album is described as "a call for any kind of help or intervention because all of the lyrics on the album are hopeless and show characters in situations that leaves them powerless." The record takes influence from Greek tragedy, where an actor playing god would be lowered onto stages "to solve the seemingly unsolvable conflict in the plot."

This is apparently dealt with directly on an as-yet-unnamed track presenting this scenario, though with the grim visual of an already-dead thespian being lowered with a noose around their neck.

Though a full tracklisting has yet to be unveiled, the grimness of Deus Ex Machina is being previewed with a stream of album track "Innocence." Featuring a blur of black metal beats, screams and oddly jaunty saloon piano, you'll find the cut down below.