Oslo-based band MAGISTER TEMPLI has reached an agreement for the release of their debut full length with Cruz Del Sur Music.
MAGISTER TEMPLI is considered the most interesting occult metal band raising from Norway as today.
The band was formed in 2008 by singer Abraxas d’Ruckus and bassist/guitarist David (Baphomet) Ulleland and released a first demo in 2010 “Lucifer/Restoration”.
The song “Lucifer” was later featured on Terrorizer doom special’s compilation, raising quite an interest around the band.
The actual line up is completed by drummer Audun (Grimmdun) Ulleland and guitarist Patrick (Patriark/Fjellnord) Møller Nilsen, both hailing from the black metal band Svarttjern.
MAGISTER TEMPLI deal with esoteric, alchemic and ritualistic imagery, and musically could be described as old school heavy/doom metal with non-static guitar textures and passionate, suffering vocals.
The band has just self-released its debut EP “Iao Sabao”, available on cd and on vinyl on Freshtea records.
Magister Templi’s first EP is a monument to formal, classic doom that fills your ears with the class of bands like Candlemass and Solitude Aeternus, but fills your heart with dread and regret. All sinners must listen to this EP and lament their impending fate. (NocturnalCult.com)
The song “Bornless” can be heard on band’s own bandcamp.
The recording of the album, tentatively entitled “Lucifer Leviathan Logos”, will start in November for a Spring 2013 release.