Emerging bold and grim upon the vast and barren fields of Canadian black metal, WILT have announced their Self Titled debut will be released on vinyl by Canadian label War on Music Records.
Black metal may have never sounded so dark and deprived. The album takes you on a visceral journey into your mind and into the crevices of the Earth. With influences rooting from Agalloch, Winterfylleth, Woods Of Ypres, WITTR, Altar Of Plagues, and many more, they hinder their own true and unique sound, moving beyond any regional comparison, and gnawing a distinct withered mark upon the genre of black metal.
This four track EP runs just shy of 30 minutes. Artwork comes courtesy of Sam Nelson and the logo was done by The Lord of Logos, Christophe Szpajdel. Dan Lowndes handled mastering duties.
WILT: Self Titled was made available late Oct 2012 as a digital download at wiltmanitoba.bandcamp.com - and since that time has been received as nothing short of a sensational debut by a new and important band on the Canadian metal landscape.
The vinyl will be released early spring 2013 as an exclusive limited run on Frost-white 180g color vinyl. One time pressing, 300 copies. Visit www.waronmusic.com for more information.
In other news, WILT has been added to the Torment In Fire Metalfest II, which takes place at Dicken's Pub in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from April 4th - 6th. WILT will share the stage with the likes of ANHEDONIST, BEGRIME EXEMIOUS, AUROCH and many others.
The band issued the following statement, "We are beyond thrilled to announce our involvement in one of the finest fests in Western Canada, Torment in Fire II. To perform alongside such legendary and amazing acts is beyond words. This show will be one of the first out of province appearances that we will performing at. We are ecstatic to perform songs from our debut album that has been well received in all parts of the world and most importantly meeting all of you. In celebration of this appearance we have enlisted Stavros of The Atlas Moth to create an exclusive shirt available at the fest only."
For more on Torment In Fire II, visit this location.
As if the oldest tree in the forest pulled up its roots and migrated to its afterlife, a ghostly procession of bark and withered leaves. Death and decay are legion, but there's a real sense of grace to the airy melodies they embed deep into the compositions, while never being as frivolous or cheap sounding as some of the tunes I've heard by Agalloch or Woods of Ypres (bands who possess a similar thematic approach to expression). - From the Dust Returned