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Traditional metal stalwarts Sulphur And Mercury will release their debut EP “Alchemia Prophetica” on April 12th 2024 via Time To Kill Records.

Sulphur And Mercury craft dark heavy metal dirges that summon and reimagine the sepulchral spirit of bands like Mercyful Fate and Celtic Frost. In this sense, “Alchemia Prophetica” acts as a portal into a parallel world of haunted chords and forlorn passages, where molten-melodic riffs burn and black smoke drifts into the midnight air. Sulphur And Mercury’s aural alchemy is born from this tradition: it invokes and embodies the enduring aura of the 1980s metal-mysterium, when NWOBHM bands like Satan and Venom collided and intersected with the tenebrous tones and paganistic rites of bands like Sabbat (UK) and early Cathedral. The time is nigh and this prophecy is foretold: let the reign of Sulphur And Mercury begin!

The band commented:

“The song tells the tale of a séance that took place in Providence, Rhode Island in 1889, whereupon a person seeks to locate a dead lover in the house where they died. The séance quickly turns into a transcendental nightmare, as the spirit contacts and controls the summoner, bringer her to heights of both terror and ecstasy as the worlds of the living and dead collide during the ceremony in the form of an erotic nightmare. Biting melodic passages invoke the ritual and hypnotize, dragging the listener across the veil into the spirt realm…”.

Sulphur And Mercury was born from a love of classic heavy metal and doom. The band is embodied by Jason Netherton (Misery Index, Asphalt Graves, ex Dying Fetus) on vocals, Francesco Conte (Spiritual Front, Nero Omega, ex Klimt 1918) on guitar, Marco Mastrobuono (Hour Of Penance, Inno, Buffalo Grillz) on bass and Dario Casabona (Griefbringer, ex Schizo, Sinoath) on drums.

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