From the shadowed realms of Germany’s storied Black Metal scene emerges a new sonic entity, a fusion of experience, artistry, and nihilistic fervor. Introducing ALASTETH – the brainchild of seasoned metallers Alastor and Beleth.
With a legacy dating back to the mid-1990s, Alastor, the foundational voice behind “Zarathustra”, and Beleth, the creative force of “Cerberus”, have united to distill their collective decades of musical craftsmanship into a singular vision. This collaboration is no coincidence. Having shared a bond for over 30 years, their intertwined paths in both music and life culminated in the autumn of 2022. From introspective exchanges and musical interludes, “Alasteth” was conceived, symbolizing not just a band but an embodiment of their shared philosophy and musical ethos.
Their debut album, “The Nihilism of Alasteth”, serves as a beacon to those traversing the bleak terrains of Black Metal. It is a journey through the abyss of human existence, brought to life through scorching tracks like “The Return (Of The Ancient Gods)” and the eponymous “The Nihilism of Alasteth”. Drawing from their rich past, the duo breathes new life into the genre, with nods to their influences while pushing the boundaries with their fresh take.
This release does not merely represent songs; it narrates tales of hate, of awakening, of a world teetering on the edge of despair. The intensity is further amplified by the raw and varied vocal expositions by Alastor, enriched by Beleth’s masterful instrumentation.
This offering is more than just music – it’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, the continual battle between light and shadow, and the undeniable allure of the abyss. Dive into a world shaped by two titans of German Black Metal and emerge transformed by “The Nihilism of Alasteth”. For those whose souls resonate with the likes of Darkthrone, Satyricon, and Taake, this is an invitation to an auditory experience you won’t soon forget.