The first track off black metal outfit Merrimack‘s new record Omegaphilia is available to stream online. Titled “Apophatic Weaponry”, the song can be heard below. The band commented:

“For this song, as on the whole album, we wanted to come back to something more rooted in the 90;s. With a less complex structure, and a sound not as modern and claustrophobic as on our latest albums, ‘Apophatic Weaponry’ still has our characteristic moody atmosphere with some crawling mid-tempo riffs. This is especially noticeable on the second half of the track. Our lyrics are dealing with the special connection between beings and their faith, even though it is constructed on a void trying to fill in another vacant space of nothingness. The divine cannot be observed, demonstrated, except by its consequences. In the end, this is the definition of faith as opposed to reason. This concept of negative theology is a mystical approach towards the divine that attempts to describe it through the impossibility of describing it. Eckhart. Jacob Böhme and most of the German mystics tried to increase their faith with such notions.”

Omegaphilia is set for release on June 9th through Season Of Mist. Pre-orders can be picked up via the label’s webstore and group’s Bandcamp.

Omegaphilia track listing:

1. “Cauterizing Cosmos”
2. “The Falsified Son”
3. “Apophatic Weaponry”
4. “Gutters Of Pain”
5. “Sights In The Abysmal Lure”
6. “Cesspool Coronation”
7. “At The Vanguard Of Deception”