‘…one of the more impressive symphonic black metal records to see the light of day in recent years. 9/10.’ Distorted Sound Magazine
‘A foreboding and menacing atmosphere…’ Angry Metal Guy
‘…. a blistering atmospheric debut.’ Anvil Underground
‘… a brutal, primal and savage journey yet conversely has depth, character and a multi-layered richness to it.’ The Razor’s Edge
Symphonic Black Metal from the Northern hills of England
Combining exhilarating fury with an atmosphere of the most ancient of days, speeding through the howling darkness and a cascading rain of golden melody, Argesk emerged from the depths with that overwhelming elixir of reverence and horror bound in song. Riding upon the galloping drumming of Bob Kendrick, who served with Hecate Enthroned for over a decade, playing on lauded albums such as Redimus, Kings Of Chaos, Dark Requiems… and The Slaughter Of Innocence…, swathed in the cold mist of Leth’s keyboards, driven past madness by the howling vocals and icy riffs of Matt IH and bolstered by the underlying power of Dillon’s bass, Argesk are a new force in British black metal, built upon its revered foundations.
Formed in late 2017, bound together by oath and ritual, Argesk have earned their scars of passage performing alongside a plethora of extreme talent, from Enthroned and Schammasch to Akercocke and Ghost Bath, The Monolith Deathcult to Mercyless and Mol. ‘Realm of Eternal Night’ is their staggering debut album of uplifting might and soul-freezing terror.
Released in 2020, ‘Realm of Eternal Night’ was unleashed and sent screaming across the skies like the wild hunt in full cry. The elemental force of Argesk rides free with the war-torn standard of British black metal held high, its silver sigils of power gleaming in the night.