"Sacrament Of Buyan", a brand new song from Ukrainian black metal horde KHORS, can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's new full-length album, "Return To Abandoned", which has just been made available via Paragon Records. On "Return To Abandoned" KHORS yields harsher, brooding sounds of its earlier work while mixing in the melancholy and spacious atmosphere of 2008's unsung dark black gem "Mysticism". Inarguably the most majestic journeythe band has taken its listeners on thus far, "Return To Abandoned" will appeal to old and new fans alike.
KHORS was formed by former ASTROFAES bassist Khorus in August 2004, with an aim to create gloomy, powerful, atmospheric black metal. Sometime later, guitarist/vocalist Helg (RUNES OF DIANCEHT) and drummer Khaoth (TESSARACT, ASTROFAES, HATE FOREST) joined the fold. The band was later rounded out by guitarist Warth. Contrary to rumors, KHORS is not attached to any politically motivated groups or extremists. For fans of KAMPFAR, MOONSORROW, BORKNAGAR, etc.
"Return To Abandoned" track listing:
01. The Arrival (Intro)
02. Lost Threads
03. Asgard's Shining
04. Song Of The Void
05. The Fog (...And Grief Still Moans)
06. Mysteries Cosmos
07. The Seas Burn Of Omnipotence
08. Sacrament Of Buyan
Earlier this fall, Paragon reissued "The Flames Of Eternity's Decline" and "Cold", KHORS' now classic first two full-lengths — originally released in 2005 and 2006, respectively, as a two-CD set with new layout, nine bonus tracks and a rare early video from the band. Though KHORS has long progressed musically, these early recordings still brim with the unique atmosphere of pagan black metal the band was built upon.
For more information, visit www.khors.info.