Akhenaten – the Middle Eastern black/ death metal project created in 2012 by the brothers behind Helleborus – are offering fans a FREE download of their track “Ninurta: The Fall Of Anzu”, from their recently released, well received, debut album Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla.
Drawing on the diverse wisdom and sound of the ancient world, Akhenaten’s debut album, Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla, was released on December 20, 2015 via Satanath Records (Russia), Murdher Records (Italy) and Darzamadicus Records (Macedonia). The music expresses the Ancient Mesopotamian themes/ alien theories exploring the forgotten paths of history, extracting unknown lore and threads of truth.
“The album is a mural of epics from Egypt and Mesopotamia. It tells stories of belief, warfare, men and Gods.” comments Jerred Houseman (all instruments).
An epic soundscape of exotic, monstrous visions and elusive melodies that haunt like a half-remembered dream. Akhenaten’s flourishing sound is rooted in blackened death metal, suffused with the exotic instrumentation and rhythmic structures of the ancient Near and Middle East. Sharing the exclusive characteristics of bands such as Al-Namrood, Narjahanam, Melechesh and Kartikeya, Akhenaten whispers to the most remote regions of primal memory.
You can order the album here.
1. Incantations Through The Gates of Irkalla (4:07)
2. The Watchers (2:29)
3. Enlil: Lugal Kurk Ur Ra (3:06)
4. Ninurta: The Fall of Anzu (6:53)
5. The Passage Through Flames (6:23)
6. Brahma Astra (5:49)
7. Anunnaki (5:16)
8. Apkallu: Seven of the Abzu (4:15)
9. Mis Pi (3:44)
10. Golden Palace of the Lamassu (8:02)
11. Abu Simbel (2:28)
12. Anubis (Septicflesh Cover) (4:05)