Italian occult rock outfit Arcana 13 (Mnemic, Void of Sleep, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut full-length, Danza Macabra, at Revolver. Titled “Arcane XIII”, the new track weaves a tale inspired by an Italian cult horror movie, set to the sounds of fuzzy stoner/classic heavy metal in the vein of Black Sabbath and Pentagram. Guitarist/Vocalist Simone Bertozzi commented on the new tune:
“One of the first songs conceived in our journey into Italian cult horror, ‘Arcane XIII’ is inspired by an eerie movie directed by Pupi Avati. Avati never excelled in the slasher style but has always been a master of the twisted and the disturbing, with his oppressive sets and suffocating photography. To move over his asphyxiating images of esoteric nature and black magic, we laid down a groovy and hypnotic track, with one the catchiest refrains of the album. It’s also the most choral-rich tune, evocative in soundscaping the main theme of the movie: that the devil will only serve if he can be master. ‘Arcane XIII’ it’s a mouthful, yet it barely scratches the surface of what is to come.”
Check out the track after the break.
Danza Macabra will be released on March 11 via Aural Music.