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Fri, Oct 23 2015: HEGEMON

Latest release: "The Hierarch"

Release date: Fri, Nov 13 2015, US Fri, Nov 13 2015

HEGEMON are premiering a new track taken from their forthcoming album 'The Hierarch', which has been scheduled for worldwide release on the 13th of November. The French black metal veterans are streaming their venomous song "Hatred From The Core: Tempus Incognito" exclusively via the official media partners below.

Metal.de (DE)
Hornsup (FR)
Metalpaths (GR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Ultraje (PT)
RocknReel (UK)
Nefarious Realm (US)

Regarding the new track, the band comments: "We have deliberately chosen 'Hatred From The Core: Tempus Incognito' as the opening track. The title says it all: humanity is full of hatred from its very beginning, in its cosmic roots, and since the inception of this universe. Violence is the essence of mankind as chaos has ruled ever since the primal spark set everything alight. We have been trying hard to establish order, but that has always only led to another pandemonium. We are morally and physically corrupted from inside as we fail to harness our seething nature. We are the sons of stars"

'The Hierarch' will be released on strictly limited Digipak as well as vinyl formats, which are already available for pre-order from the Season of Mist shop!

The spectacular artwork for the vinyl version was created by renowned Romanian and Roadburn Festival resident artist Costin Chioreanu (MAYHEM, VULTURE INDUSTRIES, AT THE GATES, and many more) and is unveiled together with the tracklist below.

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  1. Hatred From The Core: Tempus Incognito
  2. Interpreting Signs For War: Aruspicine
  3. Elysean Expectations, Earthly Deceptions
  4. Rays Of Lie: There Will Be A Time You Will Give Anything For A Piece Of Salvation
  5. Atomos: Seed Of The Quantic Gods
  6. Renovatio Imperii
  7. Credo Quia Absurdum
  8. Hierarch: The Empire Of Zero

Symphonic, classic, elegant and yet fierce, harsh and imbued with cold darkness: seven years after their third album 'Contemptus Mundi' (2008) heaped scorn upon the world, HEGEMON finally strike again with 'The Hierarch'. The roots are showing. There are traces of EMPEROR's complex and epic arrangements as well as a hint of the orchestral might championed by DIMMU BORGIR to be found in the compositions of this enigmatic French quintet. With an added dose of early ENSLAVED and BORKNAGAR the Norwegian inspiration becomes all transparent and still the Southern French manage to infuse their own musical shape and will into their sinister compositions. The country's touch is undeniably present.

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