Our Bandcamp of the day features Norwegian metal act Okkultokrati, and their most recent album La Ilden Lyse, released May 15th via Souther Lord Records.

La Ilden Lyse – which roughly translates to “Keep The Fire Burning” – is an album of pure, cold, grim, rawness. Themes of enduring life, transcending death, worshipping the moon, and triumphant, satanic darkness are all at play here, and the album sounds harder, faster, and nastier than ever. No more messing around. Keep it black, keep it metal, all the time.

Okkultokrati elaborate:

Pushing beyond the grasp of simply life and death, crossing over despite one’s fleshy limitations and mortal flaws. Everything physical decays, rots and fades away, but ideas are forever. Transcending life, contempt/alienation/(self) hate/loathing are eternally constant. Embrace the frostbitten darkness and ride with us to the badlands.

Okkultokrati has always been more than being a band, making music, touring, and making music. Striving to be something beyond the mundane and trivial. It’s an attitude. In defiance. To everyone and everything. To not chase after trends. To seek truth in music wherever it takes you. To be an outsider and an outlaw, even though it makes you a freak. La Ilden Lyse is music for the misguided, the conspiratorial, the unappreciated and unwanted. It’s black outlaw metal. It’s a beacon in the dark, for desperate times.

La Ilden Lyse was released May 15th via Southern Lord Records, and is available to order HERE.

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