ENON CHAPEL have prepared the release of their debut self-titled album, and today CVLT Nation is proud to bring you this incinerating slab of aberrant trashy black metal punk chaos! The debuting new band is the new side project of Meghan Wood (Crown of Asteria, Iarnvidjur) and Balan (Palace of Worms, Botanist, Ordo Obsidium), begotten to tell a tale of one of the most unclean and vile pages of human history though the unfiltered lens of the most depraved punk and extreme metal.
The project was inspired by their mutual interest in the darker aspects of Victorian Era London and in particular the tale of Jack The Ripper and the burial crisis of the first part of the century which saw London cemeteries literally bursting with rotting corpses – the result of a massive population surge. Taking influence from the raw and ravaged sound of lo-fi black metal basement dwellers such as Ildjarn, Bone Awl, Cult of Daath, Les Legions Noire, and The Black Twilight Circle, then injecting the sound further with punk and thrash elements, ENON CHAPEL has crafted a raw, visceral burst of darkness straight out of the crumbling crypts of Highgate Cemetery.
States the band:
“With the Enon Chapel debut we wanted to move away from the traditional tropes of Black Metal themes in favor of Historical ones, because nothing is more morbid than real life.We shared a love of English history and the burial crisis of the 19th century is an often overlooked and incredibly morbid period of the country’s past. We wanted to create a murky, semi lo fi sound that not only reflected our love of Black Metal, but also incorporated elements of Punk, Thrash, Death Metal, and Dark Ambient”.
“Enon Chapel” will be released on February 1st 2019, on cassette tape and Bandcamp via Acephale Winter Productions.