ARTACH – Debut Album Released through Depressive Illusions Records Today!

ARTACH "Chronicles of a Black Winter"
ARTACH "Chronicles of a Black Winter"
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Artach, the two-man raw/epic Black Metal band from Newfoundland Canada today announced that their debut album is now available on CD format from Depressive Illusions Records.  Limited ed. physical copies available from Depressive Illusions Records:

The album, Chronicles of a Black Winter was self-released via digital platforms earlier this year.  As this is limited run, be sure to order early before they are all gone!

For more information on the band visit: and on Bandcamp: “The album is definitely black metal – but there are some really nice elements in that that makes this author think the musicians are truly having some fun. In particular, ‘Frozen In Time’, exhibits this by delivering several rhythmic textures and a variety of guitar techniques. The vocals are also just well placed in this track in both timing and style.”

HeavyNFLD: “Artach have overnight become one of the most interesting bands to come out of the Newfoundland metal scene in some time, not only for the Darkthrone-esque duality of their lineup, but for their genuine appreciation for all things grim and frostbitten and their unique flavour of first wave meets second wave black metal. If you’ve not given Chronicles of a Black Winter a listen yet, give it a spin or two. It’s definitely worth checking out.”  “This is the first release from this Canadian band and even if it is a bit “primitive” it was a good surprise. What they bring is nothing new or amazing, to be honest. Is Black Metal in the most epic and primitive way, at least to me but with some very good leads. Check them.”  “Artach is a mysterious two-piece Black Metal band who have issued their debut CHRONICLES OF A BLACK WINTER. Artach have spawned some fierce raw and primeval Black Metal. I’m hearing lots of classic Hellhammer/Bathory/Venom and maybe even dipping into second wave stuff like Immortal. It is all very black and grim the way this type of stuff should be.” “Like the album’s title may suggest, this album’s atmosphere is as cold and bleak as the North winds.  The album is very riff focused with modern production, but it isn’t too clean—I actually really enjoyed the production. Vocally, it is very unique and [not] just the same ol endless blackened screams.”

Astral Noize: “A solid dose of second wave black metal.”

The Metal Crypt:”This is an album that took a little time to grow on me and after more listens than I care to count, I still hear little twists that I hadn’t heard before. Pretty cool debut from a band that’s doing its own thing in a genre where bands are often content to imitate.” Rating: ⅘

VM-Underground Fanzine: “It‘s nice to hear that there are still bands nowadays who pay such a tribute to the good old Black Metal days.”

Occult Black Metal Zine: “In  my  opinion  Artach  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  epic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  these  singles.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  “Eternal  Black  Winter”  “Frozen  In  Time”  and  “When  The  Forest  Ends”.  8  out  of  10.”