MetalStorm - I - Saeculum Obscurum
Melodic Black Death Metal From Australia
The baleful evolution of a hell born goliath
Formed in 2012, BLACKHELM arose as Metalstorm and quickly released the "Fully Loaded Nightmare" 7" EP on Call to Arms Music then spent the following 18 months playing alongside bands including PSYCROPTIC, KING PARROT, RUINS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HAVOK, GOATWHORE, ULCERATE, MERAUDER, NEOBLIVISCARIS and MINDSNARE in addition to storming the stage at the first inaugural OBSCENE EXTREME FESTIVAL. Swiftly a claim was burned in Australian metal.
2014 brought about the current incarnation of BLACKHELM, and although still operating as 'Metalstorm', the lineup was perfected and the band set themselves to expand and challenge themselves both musically and lyrically with the release of "I - Saeculum Obscurum", released digitally and on 12" vinyl only. This new chapter saw the band expand their sound with a much darker, ominous element added to coincide with the snap neck thrash metal that defined their first EP. The release was backed by a run of shows with Brazilian Death Metal legends KRISIUN and a hugely successful Japanese tour with MORS PRINCIPIUM EST and BEYOND CREATION.
With 2016 comes a turn of the screw for the band. The guitars find new grandeur and profound significance where an ambiguity akin to the dark taunts, while a cacophony of serrated melody invites. All, however, is ally to a technical, methodical savagery bound in preeminent riffage. The drums have continued to evolve with a new vision, further uncovering the true master behind the ruin that now has its ultimate dais. Then at the pith of BLACKHELM you find a corrosive throat harbouring undoubtedly the heaviest, most intimidating vocal delivery to date.
BLACKHELM will unleash their first recording under their new moniker in 2016, with the imminent release being handled by Julian Renzo at Legion Studio Productions in Melbourne.
With the beast freshly branded and their newest diablerie prepared, BLACKHELM are as bent upon ascendancy as they are stated to it.
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