ORACLE: New Album “Novissima” Release Details… Posted: 01/10/2019 by John O'Brien
Northern Irish modern/groove thrashers ORACLE recently released the first single ‘All-Father’ and have now alse released a lyric video for a second new track, ‘All Must End’, both from their upcoming full length debut album “Novissima”, due out on the 1st November, 2019. After two successful EPs, “Tales Of Pythia” and the incendiary live set, “Live At Bloodstock”, Northern Ireland’s ORACLE are ready to unveil their full length debut album. Tapping into the bleak and foreboding spirit of our age, they present “Novissima” – the soundtrack to humanity’s relentless march towards annihilation.
Where “Tales Of Pythia” promised much, “Novissima” delivers everything and more. From the prophetic opening line of the gargantuan ‘Hypocrisy’, “the dawn of extinction approaches”, onwards through the battlefield of heavily armoured riffs and bone crushing break downs, “Novissima” drags you into an inescapable downwards spiral of musical destruction. This is raging modern thrash of staggering power and intent, accomplished performances and quality song writing coupled to a seismic eruption of sheer brute force. ORACLE’s vision of a road steeped in blood leading only to endless night has been expertly captured by artist Gary Ronaldson (Misery Index, Benighted, Napalm Death, Kreator etc.), whose nightmarish artwork enshrouds these songs of rage from a cheated generation, conscripted into a hopeless last battle.
5. Sky Burns Red
8. All Must End
Release Date: 1st November, 2019
Artwork – Gary Ronaldson
Mixed and Mastered – JSR Audio
“Novissima” is ORACLE’s coming of age, the album with which they reveal the full array of their weaponry and step up to the plate to challenge all comers. Prepare to feel the full force of a new wave of aggressive metal – the bone-breaking, pit-inciting, never-ending riffs of ORACLE.
At the ORACLE Bandcamp page you can also pre-order the band’s debut full length album, “Novissima”, featuring eight new tracks, including ‘All-Father’, which build upon the riff heavy “Tales Of Pythia” EP and retain the explosive energy of the “Live At Bloodstock” EP. It is by far the heaviest, most accomplished release from ORACLE to date and is going to have an explosive impact on the worldwide metal scene. The artwork for this landmark release had to be something special, so the band turned to renowned artist Gary Ronaldson, whose stunning images have graced the albums and t-shirts of bands like Napalm Death, Misery Index, Benighted, Kreator and De Profundis. We are thrilled to be able to reveal the dark and powerful Novissima artwork below. Novissima will hit the streets on November 1st. Prepare yourselves with the onslaught of ‘All-Father’, right now!
‘All Must End’ is taken from the forthcoming album, Novissima, which will be released on November 1st. The video features the album artwork created by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Designs whose amazing work has been used extensively by Misery Index, Benighted, Napalm Death and many more.
ORACLE frontman Jason Kerr said “Novissima” follows the cycle of tyranny, both in the modern age and the world’s past. ‘All Must End‘ is the final song and so focuses on a tyrant coming to grips with their demise. At the end there is no compassion for anyone, just greed. This song is about coming to grips with that.”
‘All-Father’ is a crushing explosion of riffs and rage, a massive pit-igniting beast of song! But don’t just take our word for it, check out this monster of a track now on the official ORACLE YouTube channel and is also available from the Oracle Bandcamp page and on Spotify.
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Watch the ‘All-Father’ video on YouTube
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Jason Kerr – Vocals/Lyrics
Caolan Derby – Bass
Jake Dornan – Guitar
Connor McDonald – Guitar
Rhys Fraser – Drums