IN APHELION (NECROPHOBIC, CRYPTOSIS) Unveils Video For New Song, “A Winter Moon’s Gleam,” Launches Pre-Orders For New Album “Reaperdawn”

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A new force is awakening, stretching the boundaries of consciousness, and devouring everything in its path. In Aphelion is now ushering in their sophomore album, “Reaperdawn,” which is due on August 9, 2024, via Century Media Records.

The black metal brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Sebastian Ramstedt (best known as guitarist and songwriter with Necrophobic) is now offering a frosty relief from the blistering summer with the second new single, “A Winter Moon’s Gleam.” The song can be streamed along with a stunning performance video, which was directed and edited by Henrik Hedberg.

“One of the more beautiful songs on the album,” Sebastian Ramstedt explains of the song. “The music is mainly sprung from rhythm guitarist Johan Bergebäck’s riffs, but the arrangement and lyrics bring it down to the pitch-black depths of loss and sorrow. It opens up the door in time where we sense the shadows of those long lost.”

Darker, stranger, more epic, and progressive than admirers of his work were expecting, this new outlet for enigmatic and artistic expression emerged firmly tethered to the white-knuckle viciousness of benchmark, Northern European black metal, while also exhibiting a profound affiliation with both classic, traditional heavy metal and the black magic of psychedelic repetition. Based around a core line-up of Ramstedt (guitar/vocals), drummer Marco Prij (also Cryptosis), rhythm guitarist Johan Bergebäck (Necrophobic), and bassist Tobias Cristiansson (Necrophobic, ex-Grave…), In Aphelion have taken the uncompromising DIY route to their current status as new Century Media signees.

The atmosphere of “Reaperdawn” is a swirling maelstrom of obsidian sparkle and iridescent grime.

“Reaperdawn” is now available for pre-order in a standard CD jewel case, gatefold black LP, and a limited Gatefold bloodred LP (red Vinyl), 300x via CMDistro and other retailers. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Reaperdawn,” Album Artwork

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