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Friday, December 9, 2022

The new Katharos XIII album is out

“Chthonian Transmissions“, the new studio album from Timisoara, Romania based doom jazz black metal purveyors Katharos XIII is out now in collaboration with Loud Rage Music on jewel-case and digipak CD versions.

“Chthonian Transmissions” features 6 new long tracks blending Dark Jazz and Doom and Black Metal among many other genres in a unique fashion that became Katharos XIII‘s trademark since the previous album “Palindrome” released in 2019 and widely appreciated by public and specialized press. The album artwork is again the work of Alexandru Das who also directed the official video of the first single “Neurastenia” online below.

Here’s what Emilian Matlak, the band’s founding member, had to say about the new album:

“The new album encapsulates six different dreams delivered from the times when the itinerant cosmonauts had a telluric existence. We like the words of Kurt Vonnegut and the imagery of Andrei Tarkovski, so we tried to embed this in our aesthetics and in every word or expression to resonate with our own personal philosophy.”

Katharos XIII is:

Manuela Marchis-Blînda – vocals, keyboards
Emilian Matlak – guitars, keyboards, vocals
Alexandru Iovan – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, vocals
Gabriel Both – drums
Péter Hanos-Puskai – bass

guest:
Alexandru Das – additional guitars and keyboards