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MOSS first cracked the earth in the bleak summer of 2001 - born from a sickening lust of horror, drugs, insane occult visions and a desire to create the heaviest fucking doom metal anti-music of all time.
Early years spawned rare live performances scattered with limited runs of cassettes and cdr split demos, before the release of the monolithic debut album Cthonic Rites on Christmas Day, 2005.
Produced by Electric Wizard's Jus Oborn, Cthonic Rites took the listener on a journey from the bowels of the earth to the farthest reaches of space and back, heralding the coming of ancient elder Gods through two massive slabs of bleakly magnificent, mind-controlling death sludge.
There followed 3 years of self-inflicted silence. The only signs of life being a limited 7" split with Monarch and an impossibly rare and dangerously packaged re-release of the 2002 Tormented demo.
2008: Moss return on Rise Above Records with their second album, SUB TEMPLUM. Nocturnally recorded deep in the mystical Welsh valleys and once again overseen by Jus Oborn, Sub Templum is an immense opus of occult hypnosis inspired by the macabre, masonry, marijuana and Doris ZORA Norton. A terrifying work of uncompromisingly cryptic enormity, Sub Templum will ruin "extreme" doom metal for everyone.
The Sub Templum ritual was conducted in the first week of 2008, under the influence of Aleister Crowley's Moonchild, Antonius Rex's Neque Semper Arcum Tendit Rex, and through a fog of dope smoke the following visual stimulants:
A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS
LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET
NORTHVILLE CEMETERY MASSACRE
CITY OF THE DEAD
HORROR OF FANG ROCK
DEATH SS: 1977-2007
CURSE OF THE CLAW
SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY
TOMB OF LIGEIA
Sub Templum is underground worship. A dirge mass for the hidden spaces, for the altars untouched by man, for the foul cultures spawned and praised in long-petrified canyons. An esoteric system alive to the reality of its own futility, a process of spiritual trauma in four stages:
A fugue for the summoning.
The madness, agony and doom of the men who seek to know the unknowable.
III. DRAGGED TO THE ROOTS
Ceremonial sacrifice and the revelation of darkness in motion.
IV. GATE III: DEVILS FROM THE OUTER DARK
i) WALPURGIS ii) THE COMING OF 13 iii) EXITUS TEMPLUM
With Sub Templum, Moss urge the awakening of Earth's deepest, most destructive secrets - the dreadful final judgement spelled out in the cultic symbols and perverted relics of an almighty elder species, lying in wait to claim the apocalypse.
CONGREGATION RISE, MOSS HERALD THE COMING OF THE NEW DARK AGE.
Prepare yourselves for the forthcoming crypt shaking Tombs Of The Blind Drugged CD/10" EP due for release early May 2009.