"We took war as a big theme for Celebrating Impending Chaos (2010), but there was also a more cosmic theme running throughout the album as well, on tracks like "Kings Of Infinite Space" for example - and that's what we've decided to run with this time round. We've decided to look into the mirror instead and into our own psyches. After all, the outside world is surely only a reflection of what is inside? This album is about getting closer to the source of all this stuff, which is where the real horrors lie. It's an interesting and fresh concept to play with but still lends itself very well to twisting into a black metal framework. The concept has lead to our most structured and focussed lyrics to date and the album has become a weird journey through man's struggle with his gods, his mortality and his brief but often chaotic life here on this mysterious rock. Musically we have stuck to the black metal feel that we know and love and in some cases this shines through even more than on our last album.
We've also brought in a very healthy dose of death and thrash metal influenced sections and the psychedelic and progressive elements we started to play with on Chaos have made a big return. We have included some truly experimental moments with some elongated prog-out sections and wonderful analog keyboard sounds.”
The first offering from the album is new digital only single 'Slave To The Mannequin' - which is accompanied by a music video and is to be available as a free download from the band’s website at Primitivegravenimage.com shortly. Check out the video below.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
'Eye Of Existence'
'Ten Thousand Armageddons'
'Mock The Lifeline'
'Slave To The Mannequin'
'Attack The Attacker'
'The Maniacal Laughter Of A Dying Man'
'The Killer, The Philosopher and the Holy Man'
'Of Death And Deathlessness'
Check out 'Slave To The Mannequin' below: