This week, Candlelight Records USA is proud to finally unleash the brilliant new full-length from England’s unique blackened genre-benders THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL, which has been bathed in praise by metal media outlets worldwide in recent months.
Officially on the streets as of January 11th, the band’s latest masterpiece of bizarre and infectious blend of theatrics and musical bastardization The Murder of Jesus The Jew, is ready for the North American public’s consumption. The album details the historical life of Jesus (Yeshua), the Jewish rabbi who was slaughtered on a tree by the Romans on a cold winter day 2000 years ago, and thereafter his people condemned to be pariahs of the earth due to Christian hatred. It is ironic that the Jewish roots of the Christian church have been erased and the blame of their man-god’s death cruelly placed upon a people already broken by the yoke of Roman imperialism. Truth is often blinded by faith, none more so than the story of Jesus and his maligned people.
Life In The Shadows is a 35-minute documentary on THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL where Metatron explains his controversial lyrics and ideas on religion, J.D Tait guides us around the Meads’ Bridge Gate Studios and Urakbarameel vents his annoyance at being labeled a ‘Battle Metal’ band. View the three-part movie at this location for a look inside the incredible concepts behind the new album.