- Reverse-board printed gatefold sleeve with art, lyrics and flooded black pocket.
- Pressed on red & violet marble vortex colored vinyl.
- Audio specially mastered for single-sided vinyl, with the other left as mirror finish.
- Includes poly-lined black inner sleeve & outer protection sleeve.
Unorthodox black metal from the UK, for fans of Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega and Oranssi Pazuzu.
We present to you the tale of a man overrun by his nightmares, drenched in despair and at the threshold of madness. To protect himself from vile daemons he calls out to benevolent spirits in supplication. Repetitive and trance-like, his words form a chant. A charm against the in-pouring evil.
That imagined chant against destruction became a spark of inspiration to the unorthodox black metal travellers of Sea Mosquito. The spark became a blaze and the blaze became an unpredictable, hypnotic journey through a dark night of the soul; a vivid, visceral experience, abundant with questions and suggestions of transformation. Fire, Magic & Venom is one long, enthralling piece of music that captures that sense of elongated time and yet still manages to finish too soon and leave you searching for a way back into the dream. A glorious saxophone solo summons in the dawn, rising as the most perfect, natural addition to the snakes’ hiss guitars and wandering bass line – its absolute rightness within the breathtakingly powerful black metal that surrounds and precedes it a perfect example of Sea Mosquito’s mastery of sonic sorcery. This band manage to epitomise the creative, rebellious strength of black metal while standing apart from its edicts and the hordes of its practitioners. Few albums can consume a listener like Fire, Magic & Venom and there are no bands that shine with quite the same lustre as Sea Mosquito.