Mephorash - Shem Ha Mephorash (2LP Red Ltd.)
01. King of Kings, Lord of Lords
02. Chant of Golgotha
03. Epitome I Bottomless Infinite
05. Epitome II The Amrita of Vile Shapes
06. Relics of Elohim
07. 777 Third Woe
08. Shem Ha Mephorash
SHADOW RECORDS (distributed & marketed by Regain Records) is proud to present
Mephorash’s highly anticipated fourth album, Shem Ha Mephorash, on double LP, CD, MC
and digital formats.
Since their formation in 2010, MEPHORASH have been a study in patience and
persistence. Every step of the way, their moves have been tactical and decisive, with
each work breathing a totality of vision consistent with the band's deeply occultic/esoteric
beliefs. Granted, the name MEPHORASH may not be the most recognizable - yet - but
with last year's The Third Woe 7" on SHADOW RECORDS, a glorious new epoch has
With their current lineup including past and present members of Malign and Ofermod,
MEPHORASH have deep roots within Sweden's esteemed black metal underground - the
same underground which spawned the now-worldwide "religious"/orthodox black metal
movement - but with Shem Ha Mephorash do they boldly separate themselves from
standard tropes. A literally MASSIVE album at 74 minutes, the eight songs comprising
Shem Ha Mephorash are each a corridor, an entire sprawling landscape, unto itself.
Naturally, the way MEPHORASH weave all these various, virulent fibers together
bespeaks a grandiose vision: an esoteric journey through the concepts and ideas behind
the Shem Ha Mephorash system, the 72-fold explicit name of god. Wisely utilizing all the
tools in their generous arsenal, the quartet take a largely mid-to-downtempo approach,
lumbering forward with molten might and a more mystical aspect - in some senses, one
could label it "ceremonial" - judiciously maximizing each construct's potential before
subtly weaving a new tale. Of course, bouts of cryogenic speed do crop up, but do so
with malicious excitement. You never quite know where these corridors will lead... Or,
simply, each track of Shem Ha Mephorash is a journey; taken together, they create a
unified, endlessly fascinating journey to the beyond and back.
The time of reckoning is at hand. The second decade of the millennium is nearly over,
and Swedish black metal is in sore need of unshackled invigoration. Confidently striding
forward, ready to claim their throne, are MEPHORASH with an album for the ages.
Explicit on the tongue, it bears the name Shem Ha Mephorash, and is graced with
suitably ceremonial artwork courtesy of José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal.
-2nd pressing on red vinyl, limited to 500 copies
-20 page booklet
-6 panel digipak
-20 page booklet.