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Denver black metal trio SAR ISATUM have their debut album “Shurpu” ready to be unleashed digitally on November 17th and on CD December 22nd

Two things always contribute to creating epic original black metal….

One is location, and by being based in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains provide the ideal canvas for technical symphonic black metal band Sar Isatum to sweep broad musical brush strokes across a vast vista, musically, mentally, and physically.

The second is lyrical inspiration. Sar Isatum eschew all the usual flogged- to-death lyrical clichés of black metal to take inspiration from a variety of sources. The very name Sar Isatum comes from the Sumerian dialect. It means ‘King of Fire.’ Indeed, both the Sumerian and Annunaki empires provide strong lyrical inspiration.

Inspired by Emperor, Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth, Sothis and Craft, band member J.P Dalkhu describes Sar Isatum’s music as “ethereal, nefarious, repugnant, abhorrent, cryptic.”

Sar Isatum have high expectations of their upcoming debut album, but at the same time, Sar Isatum create music for themselves, not copying what has come before, but fans of various styles of black metal will find much to appreciate here. As Dalkhu so lyrically says Sar Isatum create “a variation of extreme and atmospheric black metal as if one went through a burning battlefield and witnessed horrid devastation.” Dalkhu feels that this is the best band its members have ever been a part of and are constantly evolving as musicians.

Lyrically, Demothi of Sar Isatum very much ploughs his own furrow, creating songs that feel as though they have always existed, a part of the fabric of space and time. “Sar Isatum’s lyrics are inspired by native folklore, science fiction, historical events, extraterrestrial theory and the reimagining of biblical happenings from outside points- of- view.”

Live, Sar Isatum transcends even their own recorded music. “We are gonna get on stage and take it on like a battle in a war. Expect an intense live show from us, like a fire destroying everything in its path.”

(bio written by Steve Earles)

Release Date: Digital November 17, 2017 – CD – December 22, 2017
Label: Self-Release
Distribution: Self-Release

Track Listing:
1. Sar Isatum (8:06)
2. Chenoo (3:13)
3. Black Gate (4:52)
4. Gormandizer (5:34)
5. Celestial Diaspora (5:27)
6. Vanaspati (4:04)
7. Halls of Pestilence (4:41)
Album Length: 36:01

Album Credits:
Alll music written by Sar Isatum
(Except “Halls of Pestilence” by Lord Dahthar)
“Shurpu” recorded at Sawn & Quartered Studios by Shane Howard
Album Artwork by Mindrape Art
Logo by Dennis Lee Hughes of Cythraul Art

Album Line Up:

Demothi – Vocals
JP Dalkhu – Drums
CC – Bass
Guitars for “Shurpu” recorded by H.T McDougall
Keys for “Shurpu” recorded by Memitim

Live Band Line Up:
Demothi – Vocals
JP Dalkhu – Drums
CC – Bass
NCL – Guitars
AMS – Guitars
Memitim – Keys

2017 – Shurpu

Shared Stage with:
Inquisition, Taake, Uada, Fin, Abigail Williams

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