After releasing the best-selling Polish black metal album in 2013 (Ansia), Mord’A’Stigmata return with a slightly shorter release titled Our Hearts Slow Down. The mini-album comes out on CD via Pagan Records on 25th September 2015
Pre-orders are available via the label’s webstore.
Mord’A’Stigmata may be rooted in black metal but there is much more to this band. They bring a variety of elements, depths and sounds to the table. A Mord’A’Stigamata release is like an impressionist painting; you have to look at it from various angles and distances to appreciate it better. Similarly, with this band’s music, you have to listen to it carefully, absorb yourself in the sounds created and enjoy the atmospheric ride. Whether you are a fan of traditional black metal, post-black metal, sludge, shoegaze or even progressive, you will find something pleasing to your ears.
According to guitarist Static, this is the band’s grimmest, rawest and at the same time most contrasting piece of music to date.
“Listeners who have traveled with the likes of Blut Aus Nord, Leviathan, Catacombs, and Natchtmystium will hearken to the vibes that resonate within Mord’A’Stigmata.” – Examiner.com
Our Hearts Slow Down was recorded at Studio 67 between May and June 2015 – the same studio were Ansia was recorded. Mixed, mastered and produced by Dominik Burzym.
Mord’A’Stigmata was established towards the end of 2004 in Bochnia, Poland, by a group of individualists fascinated with spiritualism and death. From the very beginning, the musicians’ aim has been to create music differing from other extreme metal bands. This resulted in a synthesis of a variety of black metal sub-genres. The debut album,Uberrealistic, was released in 2008 which was followed by the sophomore full-length, Antimatter, in 2011. From 2013 Mord’A’Stigmata started working with Pagan Records, who released their third and critically acclaimed album, Ansia. The cooperation continues with the latest ritual Our Hearts Slow Down set for release in September 2015.
The band’s exceptional work is also reflected in their live performances. In 2014 the band toured Poland as direct support to the mighty Behemoth during their Polish Satanist Tour. Mord’A’Stigmata has performed with many bands at concerts and festivals, which include Melechesh, Vader, Paradise Lost, Wardruna, Kampfar, Secrets of the Moon, Tribulation, Arch Enemy, In Solitude, Inquisition, Obscure Sphinx, Infernal War, Furia, Acherontas, Aluk Todolo, Blaze of Perdition, Thaw, Hate and Vesania.
High-res live photos of the band can be found here. Please credit toRafal Kotylak & www.kotylak.pl.
Ion – Bass, Vocals
Static – Guitars, Synthesizers
DQ – Drums
Golem XIV – Guitars