French black/death metal band THE ORDER OF APOLLYON announce the title and street date for their third studio album, successor to “The Sword And The Dagger” from 2015. The band’s Agonia Records debut (excl. a split release with label mates VI and Temple Of Baal from 2017) is titled “Moriah” and is set to be released on October 26th. In anticipation of revealing more details, THE ORDER OF APOLLYON reveal a video from “Moriah’s” recording sessions, feat. unmixed and unmastered bits of new music.
The video is available below:
THE ORDER OF APOLLYON was formed in 2008 by then Aborted members BST (guitars and vocals, also ex-Aosoth, VI) and Dan Wilding. They were joined by guitarist James McIlroy and bassist/vocalist Peter Benjamin, and started working on their debut album, “The Flesh”, which was released in 2010 via Listenable Records.
Conflicting schedules caused the line-up to be modified, with drummer Dan Wilding being recruited by death metal legends CARCASS, at the time the band was producing their second full-length, “The Sword And The Dagger”. After concluding the recordings, THE ORDER OF APOLLYON started off new, with the additions of members of the French underground black metal scene: SR (Hell Militia, Temple Of Baal) on guitars and vocals, AK (Merrimack, Vorkreist, Decline Of The I) on bass and vocals, and JZ on drums.
For the first time in THE ORDER OF APOLLYON’s history, the third album “Moriah” has been rehearsed and prepared by a stable line-up, with each member being able to add his own touch. The recording sessions took place at BST Studio, except for drums which were recorded at Studio de Saint-Loup.
More details, including cover artwork and album formats, will be revealed shortly.
BST – guitars and vocals
SR – guitars and vocals
AK – bass and vocals
JZ – drums