Rogers (AR) – Black/Death Metal duo TORII will release their new full-length album, A Judgement Divine, on June 8. The album’s first single, “The Grand Banquet,” is streaming at torii.bandcamp.com/album/a-judgement-divine.
Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn’t quite capture the breadth of the music, coloured as it is with post-metal greys and streaks of doom. Multi-instrumentalist/lyricist Bill Masino and vocalist/lyricist Eric May have created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually, all of which confirms Toilet ov Hell’s praise of TORII as “undoubtedly the single best-unsigned band in the entire Razorback State of Arkansas.” Topped off with stunning cover artwork by Cornelius van Haarlem (depicting two followers of Cadmus devoured by a Dragon, 1588), A Judgement Divine is nothing short of a watershed release.
- Army of Sand
- Theory of Existence
- The Grand Banquet
- Dirus Serpens
- Gates of Paradise II – The Cold Masque of Romance
- A Judgement Divine
TORII is a two-piece metal band based out of Rogers, Arkansas. Bill Masino (all instruments/artwork / occasional lyrics) and Eric May (all vocals/ lyrics/writings) began working together in 2013 with their debut album, The Shadow of the Mountain. Since then TORII has released Elabrynth (2014) and Gates of Paradise (2016).