The Spirit – Sounds From The Vortex

A cold nocturnal Scandinavian wind blows; icy tendrils stabbing southwards, searching, seeking for blackened hearts to infect. The hosts wait, apprehensive, yet welcoming, ideas already pregnant. The frost-bitten hunter swirls at first, before plunging its whole intent deep into the waiting prey. Saarbrücken, Germany, nominally a thriving, modern economic centre, is now the scene for the cultivation of a different type of essence, for that which grows inside it is not the spirit of commerce, but The Spirit of melodic blackened metal. Continue reading

The Spirit Signs With Nuclear Blast

German melodic blackened death metallers The Spirit have signed with Nuclear Blast Records for their next album. The bands’ recent debut Sounds From The Vortex is out now, and the band has some touring lined up with Kataklysm and Hypocrisy and festivals including this year’s Party San Open Air and Summer Breeze. Continue reading