Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit Wallachia have announced the release of their fourth full-length album. The upcoming record, which is their first full-length since 2012’s Shunya, will be titled Monumental Heresy and will be released on April 13 via Debemur Morti Productions. The album’s artwork can be seen above and its track listing can be found after the break. A stream of the new track “Heathen Shores” can also be found below. Wallachia mastermind Lars Stavdal comments on the new tune:
“Heathen Shores is the first excerpt we present from the brand new Wallachia album. This 9-minute majestic track really sums up the sound and musical vision of Wallachia perfectly. The track opens with the intro that was arranged and performed by Athelstan from the UK band Forefather. Further into the song we also introduce the 4-piece male choir with guests from France and Austria doing an amazing job by enhancing the song’s already epic feeling.
The song itself is a tribute to our home surroundings and the timelessness of the rough Norwegian landscapes, standing untouched and firmly representing our Heathen heritage. The wilderness is our source of spirituality and reflection – to whom we give our reverence. And we feel that musically and lyrically this song delivers a raw, majestic and Norse vibe from the first note until the last.
With this album we take one step forwards with the orchestral elements that was present on the previous album, Shunya, and at the same time we are much closer to our early days and the more savage approach, with a lot of dual vocal parts giving it some extra punch. Heathen Shores is a good representative for our sound as whole on the 4th opus Monumental Heresy.”
1. Heathen Shores
2. So We Walk Alone
3. The Prophets Of Our Time
4. Silenced No Longer
5. The Parallel Fate Of Dreams
6. Beasts Of The Earth
7. Returned Favor Of Abandonment
8. Untruthology Abolished