22. Feb. 2019
Formats: Gatefold CD / Ltd. Gatefold 2LP / Ltd. CS / Digital
German triplet WERIAN are proud to announce the release of their triumphant debut full-length, “Animist”, due out Feb. 22 via Eisenwald.
Historically, “Animist” is the world’s oldest religious belief – predating all forms of organized religion – and contains the oldest spiritual and supernatural perspective in the world. Combining atmospheric black metal and doom with the psychedelic experiences of desert rock and jazz fusion, WERIAN craft a stellar introduction using themes of shamanism, lycanthropy and consciousness.
Recorded in a live setting at Nürnberg’s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum), “Animist” is a gorgeous display of three harrowing tracks using only analogue devices and was meant to sound as pure and organic as possible. The album’s unique black-and-white hand-drawn cover art was inked by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation), who also contributed intros to the album's emanations.
2. Blade of Heresy
3. March through Ruins
‘Werian’ - demo (2011)
‘Among Humans’ - demo (2014)
‘Lunar Cult Society’ - compilation + bonus (2017)
‘Samhain Celebration MMXVII’ - compilation w/ Sun of the Sleepless, Mosaic, Forndom, Malokarpatan, Rimruna (2017)
‘Animist’ - Full-length (2019)