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Friday, September 17, 2021

Harridan merges with ceremonial moments starred by melodic riffs

Inspired by demons and primordial chaos, Harridan’s cruelty merges with ceremonial moments starred by melodic riffs that don’t completely discard the coldness and coarseness of a black metal that breathes underground. Conceptually, alongside the occult, we find references to Winter and HP Lovecraft, as well as a hefty dose of all those elements required to create an excellent and chaotic black metal environment.

H-H. comments:

“The ‘Return God of the Dark’ EP was recorded and mixed for the Shub-Niggurath season. It contains 4 pieces of music from the period 1997-1999. It’s very old material, my first guitar hymns.This is an introduction to the climate and musical path that Harridan took. I can’t honestly and openly say it’s black metal, but I can definitely call my music demon metal. Both lyrically and musically, it refers to the practices of Demonism, Primordial Chaos, and worship of the Great Ancients Azathoth, Cthulhu, Hastur, Shub-Niggurath, Nyarlathotep and Yog-Sothoth. There are also excerpts from the Roman Ritual, which is commonly known as the exorcism of a possessed soul. I acquired this ritual in the original Latin, processed the entire text, reversed its meaning and performed it myself, while recording everything on tape.”