One-man horror themed project TEMPLE OF DEMIGOD was formed in Yerevan, Armenia to play symphonic black/death metal. In late 2014, Mark Erskine, a guitarist/songwriter of Ghoulchapel, decided to create his own project; after coming up with a name and style, highly influenced by bands such as Behemoth, Emperor, Dark Funeral, The Wicked, Crionics and Vesania, maybe not lyrically, but definitely musically. Their new album “The Great Old Ones” will be released on December 24 by Black Lion Records.
Moving from standard “anti-religious”, “satanic” themes to more conceptual, mystical and horror inspired lyrics, Mark has found his inspiration in Lovecraftian stories, and the next desire was to write and record new stuff for the first full-length album, and make it “conceptual” from the beginning to an end.“The Great Old Ones”, an absolute journey into the realm of supernatural horrifying beings crafted by Lovecraft. The eight dark symphonic anthems will evoke a sense of horror inside the listeners, and no wonder if the listeners discover themselves in a world filled with paranormal beings.
Check what Mark Erskine had to say about the title track “The Great Old Ones“:
“It’s about all the horrifying creatures from Lovecraft’s stories upon the whole. You can not understand them, they are beyond our comprehension. Basically the song tells you that you’re helpless before Them, The Great Old Ones are worse than your nightmares, creatures of cosmos, chaotic and disturbing, they are going to destroy every living form on this planet, to claim the throne, only few will survive in that bloodbath, the ones who believe and worship them“.
Track – List:
2. Ominous King
3. The Awakening Of A Mighty One
4. Azathoth Supreme Chaos
5. Mountains Of Madness
6. Lurking In The Treeshold
7. Embodiment Of Chaos 04:36
8. The Great Old Ones