With the release of their 3rd album looming on the horizon, Toronto Ontario Black Metal outfit ECLIPSE ETERNAL are proud to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution deal with ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT. Recorded once again at Glen Drover's (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND) Studios, “The Essence of Hopelessness” has mixed the vicious, harsh nature of the band’s previous work with an emotional intensity that is rarely seen in today’s black metal. The group have delved into their innermost suffering and wrenched forth an album that is both poignant and memorable. From cold atmospheres to absolute chaos, from acoustic and spoken word interludes to ripping shredding, this album is as brutal as it is stirring. With lyrics swinging from Odes to ancient Pagan times to suicide to murder most foul, ECLIPSE ETERNAL holds back nothing on this third full-length album. This is Death Obsessed Black Metal at its best. To stay up-to-date with ECLIPSE ETERNAL and all other ARCHIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT artists, visit www.archaicnorth.com
Founded in the Fall of 1999 by Voldamares for the express purpose of turning thought and philosophy to sound, Canada’s Eclipse Eternal made their timely debut into the underground Black Metal scene in 1999 via their debut release, ‘Reign of the Unholy Black Empire’. Inspired by the violent atmospheres created by the early black metal bands coming out of Norway, ECLIPSE ETERNAL’s early music was filled with chaos and raw aggression, and dubbed “Symphonic Black Metal’ by their legions of fans in their hometown of Toronto, Ontario. While the group’s reputation gained momentum via multiple live performances (including opening for many international acts including IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR and BEHEMOTH) it is not until now when they truly come into their potential. With their recent signing to ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT, as well a tour with Romania’s NEGURA BUNGET to follow a new album release in January, ECLIPSE ETERNAL is poised to ensnare the world.
released 14 January 2012