ASAGRAUM was founded in the autumn of 2015 by vocalist/guitarist Obscura, who was joined by drummer Trish Kolsvart, to create pure Satanic black metal with the old-school feeling of the eternal ’90s greats and with dark psychedelic influences.
A three-track promo recording was released in early 2017, laying bare ASAGRAUM’s aims and sound. Wasting no time, the debut album Potestas Magicum Diaboli was recorded, mixed at the esteemed Necromorbus Studio, and released by the Finnish KVLT Records in September 2017. Upon its release, the album reaped widespread acclaim across the world, garnering attention largely because it was the work of two women – a rarity in black metal, both past and especially present – who quickly rendered gender an irrelevant argument, so strong was the towering power of Potestas Magicum Diaboli.
“Dawn of Infinite Fire” the bands second effort will be out on September 13th 2019 via The Norwegian Edge Circle Productions.
1. They Crawl from the Broken Circle
2. The Lightless Inferno
3. Abomination’s Altar
5. Dawn of Infinite Fire
6. Dochters van de Zwarte Vlam
7. Beyond the Black Vortex
8. Hate of Satan’s Hammer
9. Waar ik ben komt de dood
“Dawn of Infinite Fire” sees “ASAGRAUM” burning with equally intensity in songwriting, execution, and atmosphere, staying true to their original aims whilst pushing their classicist sound further into the present. Granted, that blast from the past classic-ism is inescapable this is pure, traditional BLACK METAL above all.