Based in Texas and active since 2013, HAUNTER have diligently permeated their way into the metal underground due to their intense live activity and body of work. Their releases include the acclaimed full-length debut, “Thrinodίa” (2016) and splits with Crawl, Sovereign and Black Vice. Indomitable with a maturity, aggression and complexity, “Sacramental Death Qualia” is the expected step forward in terms of both expressivity and personality. This release is going to impose them on the same audience of bands like Gorguts, Immolation and early Opeth: bands that become reminiscent throughout the album.
Mastered by Brendan Sloan (Convulsing), “Sacramental Death Qualia” is a true experience of conscience’s awakening; a progressive album where the unrelenting violence of death metal and the obscurity of black metal are sewn together by mind-bending, complex arrangements that are the epitome of change. HAUNTER’s compositions constantly morph and evolve with never ending creativity, chasing forms at the same time ferocious and elegant, destructive and gentle. Acoustic passages of ethereal beauty, where delicate guitars draw melancholic and autumnal melodies counterbalance the band’s untamable fury during the most frenetic moments.
Elijah Tamu’s (Abyssal, Temple Nightside, Panegyrist) visionary cover painting enriches an album of great emotional power that impacts the eyes with the same intensity as “Sacramental Death Qualia.”
Sacramental Death Qualia is a co-release between I, Voidhanger Records (CD/LP) and Tartarus Records (CS)
Edition of 100 cassettes housed in a diecut cardstock case