European metal outfit INFAMOUS PARIAH are gearing up to release their debut album – MARTYR MESSIAH.
INFAMOUS PARIAH was formed in May 2020 in the chillier climes of Western Europe. Their only goal after forming was to write and record an album heavily inspired by the first wave of black metal titans.
“First wave black metal is a very special sub-genre of heavy metal” frontman King Queensbane remarks. “Sonically it was something very new, yet very familiar to underground metal fans. Riffs and songwriting were dark and grim, but you still had hints of old school speed metal and rock and roll making their way into the sound. Second wave black metal may be where “true” black metal took off, but the first wave had Bathory, Venom, Sodom, Hellhammer, and Mercyful Fate – and I don’t know about you, but I still listen to those bands every day! *Laughs*”
And thusly MARTYR MESSIAH was born. The album features morbid guitar riffs, haunting vocals, and song structures that will make you dizzy. Equal parts Hellhammer, Bathory, and Mercyful Fate, INFAMOUS PARIAH wear their influences on their sleeves.
MARTYR MESSIAH drops on the 1st of June on Bandcamp and will be streamable worldwide on Spotify, Deezer, and many other streaming services.