We're proud and honored to present you with tape reissue and first ever vinyl release of ROTTING SKY's 2014 long lost and absolute magnum opus - Sedation - a colossal and swarming masterpiece of obsidian black droney industrial black noise.
T. Messing (guitarist of crust punk legends Nux Vomica) brings you this mind-shattering and incredibly introspective solo work, incarnated into one of the most accomplished, devastating, and visionary masterpieces to have been conceived within the realm of black metal and noise crossover genres in the last five-six years at least. Originally released in 2014 as a limited run of 100 tapes by now defunct tape label Grimoire Cassette Cvlture - Sedation was one of the tail end releases for the label, with the cassette being released close to the label's final demise and as such going nearly completely unnoticed, as all available copies soon vanished from the public eye with the label shutting down its online store and online operations. Sentient Ruin however did not fail to notice this astonishing album, and it eventually took us a good three years to track down Messing and bring him on board for a proper (re)release.
Today we are honored and excited to have accomplished this very heartfelt mission, as we bring you the ultimate and final release of Sedation, re-mastered, and re-packaged with spectacularly wretched new artwork done for the project by noise/industrial visionary artist Anderson Cook, and further enhanced by a much needed and absolutely glorious vinyl release. An unforgettable sonic flailing that lives once again, suspended between the realms of extreme metal, drone and noise music, that will delight fans of atmospheric experimental extreme bands like Sutekh Hexen, Locrian, Wraiths, Thisquietarmy, Pyramids, BLSPHM, Darkspace, etc.
The Sedation re-release will officially see the light on February 9 2018, and pre-orders for limited black or standard clear w/black haze vinyl, digital, tapes, test cassette/pressing are now up on our Bandcamp or store.
CVLT Nation are now exclusively premiering the track Tryants of Sedation calling Sedation "something of truly blinding and wretched beauty". Check out their feature HERE.
Active since at least 2007, and always existed withering within a shadowtorn twilight of near non-existence, Rotting Sky is one of the most enigmatic and ungraspabale extreme/experimental metal mysteries to have ever materialized on American soil. Sole Rotting Sky mastermind T. Messing is known as the guitarist of legendary epic crust punk/metal powerhouse Nux Vomica, but it's within this solo ambient industrial black metal endeavor of his that one can truly grasp the full extent of his visionary and transcendental creative reach. Erected upon a monumental maze of pedal abuse and layers upon layers of wretched static, Messing's blackened drone comes to life as a levitating and howling chasm of total sonic disintegration, in which the plane of existence is disemboweled with a hideous swarm of decaying sound to reveal the immateriality, nothingness, and emptiness that lies within all and everything. Rotting Sky is a place where nightmares take shape and hope is devoured. A place where sanity is a desire and suffering a fact, where pain is boundless, and the reality of flesh becomes nothing but a disintegrating and evaporating specter, dismembered across the cosmos, and lost across vast distances in a fathomless, sorrowful and vacuous void devoid of all hope.