EXCLUSIVE: Ergholae Somptato – “Mille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides”


Esoteric and Avant-Garde Black Metal duo Ergholae Somptato will release their next music manifesto on November 26th via Code 666 RecordsMille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides. Translated from French the title means “ A thousand vertigoes descend on empty souls” but the music is even more powerful than mere words. One of the more interested bands in the genre to come across our headphones in 2021, check out the title track now!

The band commenteed”

“It’s a heavy, cruel, melodic and tortuous song. One of this song’s particularity is that the lyrics are only one sentence, sung crescendo by we two, as the song sink into darkness.”


Born at the foot of the Pyrenean wall, deformed black metal duo deliver haunting screams and a murky atmosphere emerging from the depths. Following their 2016 EP Morendo jusqu’à la fin, released through Depressive Illusion Records, and 2020 release Eau ardente via Marwolaeth Records, descend further into the darkness with their second album Mille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides.


Raw, aggressive and avant-garde Mille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides (French for A thousand vertigoes descend on empty souls) is a spontaneous exploration of soundscapes. The heavily overdriven and distorted guitars and bass drive the power and momentum of the album forward. has cultivated their sound enhancing the ghastly essence that runs through the album. The duo has made the artistic decision to write lyrics exclusively in French to maintain the true meaning of their compositions and avoid losing any aspects in translation. Opening with “La mort bientôt jouit”, a terrible sense of foreboding ensues with high-speed instrumentation and banshee like shrieks. “Les infectes salives” brings a contrasting demonic mood while the highly progressive, dissonant “La difformité des étoiles sombres” ventures further into experimental realms.


emerge from the tortuous gloom to bring offerings of a formidable darkness. The unceasing energy dynamical rises and falls throughout the album while shrouding each track in their grim atmosphere. Mille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides is an epic journey through the unknown, one only hopes to make it to the other side.


Ergholae Somptator is:

Jérônymous: Drums, vocals

Honoratus: Guitars, vocals


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