Official re-issue, and the first time ever on vinyl format, of ABRUPTUM’s notorious third album “Vi Sonus Veris Nigrae Malitiaes”. Originally released in 1996 on infamous cult black metal label Full Moon Productions (in which this re-issue is licensed from), Sweden’s ABRUPTUM were always seen as one of the most bizarre, strangest, and otherworldly black metal entity. Masterminded by the late IT, known as one of the most unique black metal musicians ever, ABRUPTUM was christened by black metal godfather Euronymous of Mayhem, upon releasing the first two ABRUPTUM albums on his Deathlike Silence Productions label, as the “audial essence of pure black evil”.
“Vi Sonus…” is the only ABRUPTUM release that solely features IT, the true visionary of ABRUPTUM, on his own without the assistance of any other musicians. Recorded in 1995 at Peter Tagtgren’s Abyss Studios, in what ended up being the most bizarre recording session Tagtgren has ever endured, “Vi Sonus…” consists of one long improvised track clocking in at an hour’s length (edited meticulously to fit the 2xLP format), written and performed solely by IT. It consists blackened horrorscapes through torturous audial sounds of noisy droning guitars, never ending feedback, thunderous pounding drums, painful screams and moans of agony and despair.
This official vinyl edition of “Vi Sonus…” is a limited one-time pressing of 500 units for the die-hard ABRUPTUM fan.
1. Vi Sonus Veris Nigrae Malitiaes
Label: Profound Lore Records
Media Type: 2LP
Release date: January 18, 2019