“Beat me back, but I’ll keep on climbing!” That’s how the band kicks off the album’s second single. They’re so eager to crack skulls that they’re practically foaming at the mouth.
Prepare for a brutal ascent, indeed. “Cult of Shaad’oah” is a blazing onslaught of bombastic, old-school death metal. It sounds like carving your way up Mount Doom with the evil sword from Soulcaliber. Cymbals crash and ping while duelling leads race toward a fiery death.
Here’s what the band has to say about “Cult of Shaad’oah”:
“This song is a symbolic quest through the wastes of doubt and slumbering awareness. Its nameless hero ascends from the underworld to the heights of the gods, daring to penetrate the outer reaches of the universe itself and become master of all.”
Ontological Mysterium will be released on August 18, 2023, by Season of Mist. Pre-save the album here, and pre-order it here. Let your chariots ride this July when Horrendous saddle up and smash the Southwest.
Horrendous Tour Dates:
07/06: Houston, TX @ Black Magic
07/07: Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
07/08: San Antonio, TX @ Bonds
07/09: Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
07/11: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
07/13: Tempe, AZ @ Metalheads Clubhouse
07/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Knucklehead*
07/15: San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar*
07/16: Long Beach, CA @ Supply and Demand*
07/17: Atascadero, CA @ Dark Nectar*
07/18: Sacramento, CA @ The Colony*
07/19: Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center*
07/20: Oakland, CA @ Thee Stork Club*
* with special guests Penjury.