Today, Listenable Records announces March 17th as the North American release date for The Order of Apollyon’s highly anticipated The Sword and the Dagger. Formed in 2008 by BST and Daniel Wilding (now in Carcass), then respectively guitarist and drummer for Aborted, The Order of Apollyon’s aim since the start has been to incarnate the Word and the Wrath of God. Their debut album – The Flesh, released by Listenable in 2010 – was based on the dichotomy opposing the material world, the world of the Flesh, and the world beyond matter, bathed in His light and His glory.
After a radical lineup change, and the induction of new blood coming from the depths of France’s underground black metal scene, The Order of Apollyon started playing more shows, including France’s Hellfest, and prepared their second opus, The Sword And The Dagger, with a more radical approach to both their music and lyrics, and including a wider range of influences, from raw orthodox black metal and death metal to martial industrial music.
The Order of Apollyon’s The Sword and the Dagger carries a lot of vibrancy and killer musicianship. It is a monstrous-sounding genuine death metal album that will please both fans of true black metal and evil death metal. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Track listing for The Order of Apollyon’s The Sword and the Dagger
1. Own the Youth
2. Hatred Over Will
3. Our Flowers Are the Sword and the Dagger
4. Al ‘ankabout
5. Hold Not Thy Peace, O God of My Praise
6. Chants of Purification
7. The Curse Is Poured Upon Them
8. By Your Command We Return to Dust
9. Eight Pillars
10. The Hand That Became Weak
11. Omnis Honor Et Gloria