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TEMPLE OF DREAD stay true to their old school course on the fourth full-length "Beyond Acheron". At the same time, the East Frisians have added more dark and heavy parts as well as a healthy dash of melancholic feeling – and even black metal inspired moments. Guest-contributions by former MORGOTH and INSIDIOUS DISEASE vocalist Marc Grewe and GOD DETHRONED's Henri Sattler add a spicy extra. Lyrically, the band's friend and word-smith, psychologist Frank Albers, has again delivered intelligent gory texts that revolve around antique myth and history featuring protagonists such as Icarus, Vulcan, Hades, Cleopatra, and Marcus Antonius. This is also reflected in the cover artwork of "Beyond Acheron", which has been created by celebrated Italian artist Paolo Girardi and depicts Charon, the ferryman of the Greek underworld Hades. The massive production of "Beyond Acheron" comes courtesy of TEMPLE OF DREAD drummer Jörg Uken and his Soundlodge Tonstudio, where among many other acts DEW-SCENTED, GOD DETHRONED, OBSCENITY, SUICIDAL ANGELS, and WARPATH have previously recorded albums. TEMPLE OF DREAD were conceived by guitarist Markus Bünnemeyer on Spiekeroog in 2017 as an outlet for his old school death metal ambitions. In 2018, he was joined by singer Jens Finger and drummer Jörg Uken, with both of whom Bünnemeyer was also active in Slaughterday. It took only another year until the first full-length "Blood Craving Mantras" (2019) hit the scene hard and the trio proved extremely creative with two more albums following in rapid succession: "World Sacrifice" (2020) and the critically acclaimed "Hades Unleashed" only one year later in 2021. With "Beyond Acheron", TEMPLE OF DREAD set a new benchmark for intelligent death metal brutality!
01. Charon's Call (Intro)
02. Beyond Acheron
03. World Below
05. Dance of Decay
06. All-Consuming Fire
07. The Plague
08. Carnality Device
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