Spellbinding horror doom masters ARCANA 13 premiere ‘Black Death’ EP in full; out this Friday on Aural Music!

They have a gift for catchy and spine-chilling anthems: beware, for horror rock masters ARCANA 13 are finally unveiling their spellbinding ‘Black Death’ EP in full today, courtesy of Doomed & Stoned and Metal Hammer Italia. It’s out this Friday on 7″ vinyl and digital through Aural Music.

« The band’s sound is mystical and transcendent, yet strapping with might. Arcana 13 conjures a magical experience that is at once viceral to spellbinding. Their live shows underscore the visual component of the music even further, with excerpts from films by Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento featured prominently. If you’re as much a Sabbath-worshipper as we, then this is a band that definitely belongs in your rotation. » says Doomed & Stoned. « Black Death is a stentorean and bombastic lectio magistralis » adds Metal Hammer Italia. 

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Deep into the darkness a spine chilling scream cuts through the fog. Filthy fuzz sounds start consuming the air. A deep rumble of drums and square waves get the earth shaking. This is the Horror Doom march of ARCANA 13… for the dead are listening. The followup to their 2016’s debut ‘Danza Macabra’ was thought-out and written as themain theme for horror TV show “Black Death: The Series” by Italian director Luca Canale Brucculeri. The ‘Black Death’ 7-inch EP will also include a doomed upcover of Iron Maiden’s “Wrathchild”. ARCANA 13 recently released an amazingly disturbing video for the « Black Death » song, which you can watch right here.

ARCANA 13 ‘Black Death’ EP
Out January 17th on Aural Music
Vinyl version limited to 245 copies – PREORDER

Hailing from Italy, the birthplace of cult horror movie masters, ARCANA 13 stirs in the cauldron a lethal brew of Heavy Doom with galore of Italian Horror’s legacy. Lucio Fulci living of fuzzy riffs. Mario Bava high on distorted mellotrons. Dario Argento crazy for low end grime.

Debut album ‘Danza Macabra’ was released on Aural Music in 2016. The metal press got frenzy as Metal Asylum wrote « They bring the expected, requisite fuzz and tube-y tones required of metal dabblers in Doom, occult, and 70s Horror films, but also carry unexpectedly sumptuous vocal melodies and digable, busy guitar riffage. » Sealing the deal, classic horror artist Enzo Sciotti gave his blessing painting the eye-striking album cover and the unique ‘Danza Macabra’ horror show, brought live on a set of Italian shows then across Europe with label mates Messa.

In 2018, Claudio Simonetti of Goblin, struck by their cover version of Dario Argento’s Suspiria included in ‘Danza Macabra’, got in touch with the band to revise his main theme composed for George Romero’s « Dawn Of The Dead ». The song is featured as opening track in the Special 40th Anniversary edition out on Rustblade Records.

The last gravestone is the collaboration with director Luca Canale Brucculeri on his new horror TV series “Black Death” based on the eponymous comic book. He got enthralled by ARCANA 13’s music and decided to commission the main theme’s songwriting for the series, that will be released as special edition 7” in January 2020 on Aural Music, along with a doomed up version of Iron Maiden’s classic “Wrathchild”. “Emblems seen through the fog, it’s the end of it all. Look upon the blood-red moon and you’ll be facing the Black Death.”

The bandwill tour Italy and Europe in early 2020, before entering the studio next summer to record their sophomore full-length. The band are set to perform a series of Italian release shows:
Jan 17th – Scumm, Pescara 
Jan 19th – Freakout Club, Bologna w/ Tenebra
Feb 8th – Doom over Florence IV, Firenze w/ Doomraiser and Kobrahm