After the demise of Affliction Gate, two of their members collaborated with those from the legendary French death metal band Catacomb, and the result is Nox Irae – a crushing entity playing old school death/thrash metal. With artwork made by none other than Chris Moyen, this release will see the light of day on multiple formats in addition to the standard ones on Transcending Obscurity Records.
Transcending Obscurity owner Kunal Choksi states, “I’m grateful to get a chance to work with an excellent old school death/thrash metal band in Nox Irae, which has members of both Affliction Gate and the legendary French band Catacomb. Having worked with Affliction Gate before, the two members were very enthusiastic about this partnership, and this time around, we’ll be putting out the release on multiple formats. Stay tuned for more details with regards to the release date.”
Nox Irae member Grief adds, “After the unexpected delay and sad situation surrounding the release of ‘Here The Dead Live’ (formerly planned on Barbarian Wrath Records from Germany), we are truly proud and glad to announce this new alliance with our friend Kunal. This is a relief for us as we know Nox Irae is now in perfect hands thanks to Transcending Obscurity Records. Over the last 2 years since my first collaboration with Kunal for Affliction Gate, this label confirmed and developed further its professional work as well as status in the extreme metal scene, becoming stronger than ever. By the way, it’s good to know we can count on his support once again a decade later after we got in touch for the first time. So, expect soon a primitive death/thrash assault in the vein of ’80s cult hordes as Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Slayer, Sodom, Mantas/Death as well as European death metal vibes of the early ’90s!”