The celestial SUPERTERRESTRIAL are preparing to unleash their 3rd album “The Fathomless Decay” on January 27th, 2023. Joining together the speed and darkness of black metal with ethereal soundscapes, “The Fathomless Decay” embarks on an immersive voyage into the unknown.
“It just seemed right with the style of music we wanted to create. The sense of calmness and wonder suited the ambient synth parts of our music, while the cold, unforgiving void of space suits the bleakness of black metal”
SUPERTERRESTRIAL draw influences from across the black metal genre, including DARKTHRONE, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, and MAKE A CHANGE….KILL YOURSELF, along with soundtrack composers such as John Carpenter. The quartet deliver a sense of grounding through metal instrumentation while venturing into worlds beyond ours through airy synths and ambient textures. “Dark Energy” opens “The Fathomless Decay” with a compelling introduction to their distinctive style. Exploring the key aspects of SUPERTERRESTRIAL’s identity, this track establishes the mood for the album. “Transient Lunar Phenomenon” contrasts speed and rhythmic chord progressions, with a soundtrack fitting for the void. “Periastron” segues through multiple riff-driven sections and haunting expanses of vast electronics while 80s-inspired synth tones bring an eerie air to “Heliacal Rising.” Exploding into a heavy assault, demonic harsh vocals emerge out of the dominating gloom.
Based out of Crawley, UK, the band formed in 2017 with a clear goal of writing space-themed black metal and combining it with dark ambient synths. Martin Shouler and Warren King, having played together in various bands previously, enlisted the help of Jon Knox and Tom Logan on bass and drum duties respectively. As their moniker literally meaning “above the earth” implies, SUPERTERRESTRIAL’s music is based on true space phenomena.
Martin Shouler – Guitar & Vocals
Warren King – Guitar
Jon Knox – Bass
Tom Logan – Drums
Read our review here.