Photo by: Ester Segarra

Official press release:

Swiss avantgarde black metal titans Schammasch reveal details of Hearts Of No Light and present the first listen of a new track titled, “Rays Like Razors”Hearts of No Light drops November 8th via Prosthetic RecordsPre-order is now live.

While many would be daunted at the challenge of following such a monolithic piece as their previous album, Triangle, Hearts of No Light shows the band at the zenith of their formative powers. Presented over nine tracks, Hearts of No Light lays its foundation in the heights of their past work while presenting their most flowing and organic approach to date – jet-black at its core while vast and expansive in experimentation. Hearts Of No Light presents the boldest statement from Schammasch to date.

“Rays Like Razors”, the first single from Hearts of No Light,  is premiering exclusively at Metal Hammer. Featuring a video visualiser curated by Schammasch and the SAROS Collective, you can experience it right here:

SCHAMMASCH mastermind C.S.R. commented on the new work:

“It’s been a bit over two years now since the Hermaphrodite record was released, and well over (adequately) three years since the release of Triangle, today a new chapter begins for Schammasch, one with realigned focus, that is stripped of aged skin, under a darkness that burns vividly. Hearts of No Light opens a new cycle of work, spreading a different kind of rays.”   

Hearts of No Light is available now for pre-order, including exclusive limited vinyl colours and t-shirt bundles.

Hearts of No Light track listing:

  1. “Winds That Pierce The Silence”
  2. “Ego Sum Omega”
  3. “A Bridge Ablaze”
  4. “Qadmon‘s Heir”
  5. “Rays Like Razors”
  6. “I Burn Within You”
  7. “A Paradigm Of Beauty”
  8. “Katabasis”
  9. “Innermost, Lowermost Abyss”

Hearts of No Light celebrates and showcases artistic collaboration with appearances from classical pianist Lillian Liu, which added new dimensions to two pieces on the album. “I Burn With You” features lyrical / vocal guest Aldrahn (formerly Dødheimsgard/Thorns). Visionary visual artist and musician Dehn Sora (Treha Sektori, Throane, Ovtrenoir) also contributes to the sprawling final track “Innermost, Lowermost Abyss”.

Hearts of No Light features artwork by C.S.R./SAROS Collective and photography by renowned photographer Ester Segarra. The vinyl will be presented as a double gatefold LP in several variants and the CD will be a housed in a 6 panel digi-pak.

1/02 – Vienna, AT | Viper Room
1/03 – Zwickau, DE | Club Seilerstraße
1/04 – Zwolle, NL | Hedon
1/05 – Amstelveen, NL | P60
1/06 – London, UK | The Dome
1/07 – Nottingham, UK | Albert’s
1/08 – Paris, FR | Petit Bain
1/09 – Antwerp, BE | Zappa
1/10 – Mannheim, DE | MS Connexion Complex
1/11 – Rostock, DE | Zwischenbau
1/12 – Berlin, DE | Nuke Club

Schammasch is:

C.S.R. – Voice / Guitar   
M.A. – Guitar
J.B. – Guitar
A.T. – Bass
B.A.W. – Drums