With an approach that was as nihilistic and crusty as it was cinematically grand, Paradise Lost’s Greg Mackintosh teamed up with former EXTREME NOISE TERROR and Vallenfyre bassist Chris Casket to record a truly bonecrushing beast of old-school death metal last year. Abandon All Faith was released in November 2019 via Nuclear Blast and extreme metal fans will be pleased to hear that STRIGOI are currently writing their second album. By way of a celebration, the band have unleashed a fan made 8-Bit video of their single ‘Carved Into The Skin’. The 8-bit version of the song and video was created by Vladimir Chaplinsky and can be seen here
“We thought we’d share this fan made 8-bit version of Carved Into The Skin. Who would’ve thought that nasty, death doom would translate so well, all we need now is the Abandon All Faith game to go with it. Props to Vladimir Chaplinsky for making this.” – Greg and Chris
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Named after the troubled spirits in Romanian mythology who could rise from the grave and assume an entirely different form, STRIGOI’s bassist Chris Casket was also tasked with writing the lyrics for the new project. Mackintosh gave him simple thematic guidelines: attack organized religion, sparingly discuss grief and dive into the countless horrible things that humanity continues to inflict upon itself. The 12-song-debut was recorded and mixed at Greg’s Black Planet Studio between January and March 2019.