Today, Moribund Records announces the signing of Spanish black metal inquisition Hrizg. Hrizg is the sole vision of its creator, also monikered Hrizg, and his first record for Moribund shall be Anthems to Decrepitude, set for release on May 3rd. This groundbreaking newcomer possesses a hideous spirit that resounds across times both modern and distant, and his Anthems to Decrepitude is a startling synthesis of sepulchral atmosphere and dynamic songwriting, all housed with an exquisitely morbid soundfield. Respectful of black metal’s past but committed to forging its future – heed Hrizg’s call and sing Anthems to Decrepitude!
Hrizg‘s bio, as explained by the man himself:
“I created Hrizg in 2005 as a one-man band of black metal in the old way, regarding influences from early albums of Satyricon, Mayhem, Dodheimsgard, Immortal, or Burzum – mainly in the old Norwegian vein, but I added my medieval and Celtic background so, Hrizg could sound a bit different, overall, by the vocal lines. I think the vocals are quite different from the typical black metal screams.
“I recorded two rehearsal songs with a session drummer called Misanthate – who played in several bands like Eldereon, Daemonlord, Flowing Crimson, Spawned and Detriment Sorrow – but this collaboration finished in these songs. Just after it, I made some more by myself, and I released it under the name of Oaken Path of Grief in 2006 on Varjot Productions, from Finland. They released 300 copies in tape format. This same year, I contacted Wraith Productions. They offered me to release this stuff in CD format, and that happened in 2007. After that, Wulfrune Rexxx re-released the tape version of this album, but all this stuff is sold out now.
“In 2007, I recorded two demos and one video-clip of the track ‘Si Vis Pacem Parabellum,’ taken from the Enemy of Weakness demo, which was out on split tape with Mortuus Caelum (Greece), through the Spanish label Final Embrace Records. After some other demos with no release, I recorded Anthems to Decrepitude in the last days of 2008. Anyway, the mix sessions took part in early 2009. In 2010, I released this stuff through my own demo label, Morbid Shrine Productions, and I sent a promo CD to Odin Thompson [Moribund label boss], and he offered me to release it in CD.
“This is my official discography:
- Oaken Path of Grief (full length), 2007
- Enemy of Weakness (demo), 2008
- Anthems to Decrepitude (Full length), 2011
“All my demos are still with no release, but some of them will be out this year, I hope.
“My goal is to make music and release it with a serious label. I waste a lot of time writing and producing my songs and writing all my lyrics, which are full of symbolism and meaning in the esoteric and Luciferian way, and taking some influences of religion, myths and Celtic history. I try to exteriorize all my hate and negative feelings through music, too, but not all – I leave something for the daily life! I would like to make gigs, too, but I guess that’s very difficult now, and really, that’s not very important for me.”