ICHOR 'Hadal Ascending' Gatefold LP
Release Date 07 December 2018
limited edition colored vinyl, heavy 380g Gatefold Cover, comes with a bandcamp download code of the entire album
'Hadal Ascending' is the fourth full-length album of German death metal masters ICHOR. The album links thematically to the bands’ albums 'Benthic Horizon' and 'Depths'. The fictional story of a devastated and hate-filled deep-sea world full of creatures and mystical beings continues: Human warriors reached the hadal-level in the deep sea and fight a bitter war against gorgons and creatures of the depths. To implore transcendent energies, rituals are held during the slaughter. The demon “Zaan” wakes and feeds on the blood of the warriors. He opens the portal to other worlds and as leader of gorgons and creatures, he leads them through the portal into the empire of stars and planets.
'Hadal Ascending' was recorded, mixed and mastered in Hertz Studio Poland (Behemoth, Hate, Decapitated, Vader), like 'Benthic Horizon and 'Depths'. The cover artwork was painted by Par Olofsson (Aborted, The Faceless, Immortal). Mentalporn (Origin, Immolation, Hate, Behemoth) graced 'Hadal Ascending' with an elaborate layout.