New album "Silêncio Como Respiração" out on May 8th!
Ritual Productions are pleased to announce the impending release of the new Basalt rite, Silêncio Como Respiração, which will see light of day this Spring. The band's first full-length rite for the label exemplifies Basalt's seething mistrust and subsequent undying defiant spirit in the face of repulsive political rhetoric and tumultuous times.
Ritual Productions welcomed Basalt into their roster back in 2018, with 2019 seeing a re-mastering - by labelmate Adam Richardson (11PARANOIAS/Ramesses) - of their their debut album, O Coração Negro da Terra (translates to 'Black Heart of the Earth') on digital platforms only. The songs from their debut album are included as bonus tracks with the CD version of Silêncio Como Respiração.
Silêncio Como Respiração was recorded at Dissenso Studio, São Paulo followed by additional recording at Kaum Estúdio, São Paulo between 2018-2019. Mixed by Muriel Curi (Dissenso Studio), mastered by Neto Grous (Absolute Master) with executive production courtesy of Ritual Productions.
Formed in 2015, in the riff metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil, Basalt unify elements of doom, black metal and dark experimental tones, subverting musical archetypes and create new extreme audio terrains. Harkening to the dense low-end, cavernous and intense depths of the heavy sonic, the band fuse this fury with extraordinary ambient and atmospheric scope, incorporating a unique channelling of influences and sounds. Melding rawness and discordance with progressive and expansive breadth, Basalt truly wield aural transgression and transformation.
(Photograph by Pedro Viana)