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Heliacal Arising


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H.L. "Heliacal Arising" presents rumbling drums, croaking, harsh singing, a pulpy production and obscure clean vocals, all that wrapped in a dense cloak of synth sounds. This description sounds like scrap metal, but actually this album is a thrilling tribute to early 90s black metal and I really enjoy it. It let's me travel back in time, when for example Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved or Emperor published their early classics. GINNUNGAGAP is not an inch original, but the atmosphere is right! Favorite track: Majestic Throne of the Sky.
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    - CD with label print
    - Standard jewelcase, clear tray
    - 8-page booklet

    Includes unlimited streaming of Heliacal Arising via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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SIGNAL REX is proud to present GINNUNGAGAP's highly anticipated debut album, Heliacal Arising, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

The cult is alive! Winter is approaching, and the tyrants of the Clandestine Circle of Aldebaran slowly return... When few expected it, much less considered the shadowy entity RIP, GINNUNGAGAP arrive with their long-awaited first full-length, fittingly titled Heliacal Arising.

No strangers to the ever-fertile Portuguese black metal underground, GINNUNGAGAP preceded the esteemed likes of TRONO ALÉM MORTE, ORDEM SATANICA, and VOËMMR. To date, they've delivered two extremely limited tapes, but now are even more embraced by the cold and frosty winds of the Aldebaran Star. Witness Heliacal Arising. What is set to be a new landmark not only for the Circle but for the wider Portuguese underground, GINNUNGAGAP here conjure a bewitching storm of strangely soothing mysticism. Shadows and secrets still remain, but Helical Arising moves with etheric might - "raw" on a very basic or simplified level, but embellished with a rare refinement that makes their musings simply otherworldly. Is there synth in there, or some unorthodox twist of strings? Is it recorded live in the rehearsal room, or painstakingly layered with an auteur's touch? Only GINNUNGAGAP know, but thankfully, the faithful reap the rewards: Heliacal Arising is transportive black metal par excellence, an effortless throwback to ancient-days atmosphere.

Its grim, gauzy womb sharpened to kaleidoscopic clarity courtesy of Henri Sorvali's mastering at Trollhouse Audio, GINNUNGAGAP's Heliacal Arising stakes its claim for one of the greatest albums ever done in Portugal. Feel the Perpetual Winter Reign fall down!


released December 8, 2023

Mastered at Trollhouse Audio by Henri Sorvali, Finland 2023


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