Akercocke will release their new album Antichrist on May 28th.
The band, who will be playing two shows to support the release – March 29th at Colchester’s Art Centre and March 31st at the Water Rats in London – said this about their new album:
“The concept of Antichrist is wonderfully rich. It represents a supreme opposite. The epithet of the great antagonist provided a wonderful metaphoric framework within which to work. We have strived to make elements of the recording as evil as possible.
Creating atmospheres that are deliberately uncomfortable. Spurred on by a rage enhanced by the complete disgust with our recent history, we didn’t have to dig very deeply to find the malice and rancour sufficient toevoke the spirit of violent antithesis. Antichrist is the perfect banner for a collection of songs that are tales of opposition, sanguinary lust and the axiom of our raison d’etre.”