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VLTIMAS (Ex-MORBID ANGEL, Ex-MAYHEM, Etc.) Announces New Album, Streams "Miserere"

David Vincent and crew are back.

Vltimas, the band featuring guitarists Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir) and João Duarte (Corpus Christii), vocalist David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), and bassist Ype TVS (ex-Dodecahedron), is back with their long-awaited sophomore effort dubbed Epic. The album is out March 15 and you can check out the driving debut single "Miserere" above alongside a music video by Guilherme Henriques.

"We wrote every bit of Epic together at my ranch in Dime Box, Texas," said Vincent. "The writing sessions were as organic as they could be. There were times when, at the end of the night, Rune would take his guitar and play something ridiculous. Flo would play something even more ridiculous on top of it. I'd say to the guys, 'I need to capture this.' So, the magic [of Vltimas] is being in the same room together, discussing, playing, and recording music and everything else we're doing together. We have unbelievable camaraderie."

"The main goal [of Vltimas] is to be real," added Eriksen. "To channel the very moment, to let true inspiration out. I don't believe I ever set myself a goal on what an album should or needs to sound like before I or we write it because that means I have to compromise during the process. For Epic, we focused on more direct songs, trimming the fat, as opposed to Something Wicked Marches In, which had a progressive and 'playful' flair."

Epic was recorded by producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Grave Miasma) with engineer Jonathan Mazzeo (First Fragment, Sickening) at Arda Recorders in Porto, Portugal, and was mixed and mastered by Arellano also handled the mix and master. Epic features artwork by Italian artist Daniele Valeriani (Mayhem, Unanimated), and is available for pre-order here.

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