We're excited to announce the resurrection of a long lost gem, that we now present to you re-adorned with breath-taking and new visual vestments and enhanced in every auditory and visual way possible. Coming as a dual-color 45RPM 7" vinyl cut, we're honored to bring you a true unholy alliance in sonic form: the staggering 2014 split between Bay Area ritualistic audio terrorists Sutekh Hexen, and Seattle-based sonic disembodiment one man operation BLSPHM - now remastered (by none other than James Plotkin), re-packedged, and all around resurrected in its ultimate and most destructively pleasing form.
Originally released by Dead Accents in 2014 as 50 hand-numbered cassettes, to coincide with Debacle Fest 2014, this release sees the two entities tread shadow and reap flesh at the peak of their game and in their period of maximum splendor. With each band spewing forth one spasm each of nerve-shattering audial terror, both movements can be seen as opposite sides of a dark prism which reflect light in different ways, but which both work in harmony to summon a darkened and wretched chasm of aural blight that envelops the listener like a ghostly deluge, wrecking unholy havoc upon their senses.
While this split saw Sutekh Hexen's infamous abyss of raw black metal, harsh noise, and drone combust with unseen vigor, and BLPHM's blackened industrial terror ascend to unthinkable qualitative heights, the original extremely limited tape vanished quickly from the market rendering the release both unfindable and somewhat forgotten - a fate much too unfair for such an iconic and masterful accomplishment in recent extreme underground music history.
As such we could not be happier to bring you the second and ultimate incarnation of this gloriously wretched split as a dual color vinyl 7", elegantly enhanced by a die-hard hand made packaging consisting of a black heavy cardstock flap, each copy letterpressed one by one by hand with silver inks by Demian Johnston of BLSPHM himself. The standard and more widely available edition will be available as purple vinyl, while a limited edition black vinyl will also be available in extremely small quantities and with a slightly more elaborate look given by a letterpressed OBI strip. The staggering layout was designed by Sutekh Hexen founding member Kevin Gan Yuen using source imagery hand-drawn by surreal horror art luminary Stephen Wilson.
Officially released on August 4 2017 - you can now listen to the split right here to the left and purchase digital and physical copies on our Bandcamp and store. EU fans can grab both color options from Spanish experimental boutique label Bestiarie.