Is, Qui Mortem Audit is the sophomore full-length album by Italian black metal act Fordomth, due to be released on June 26, 2020 via Swiss label Auric Records in six-panel digisleeve format and on July 17, 2020 in tape format via Fresh Outbreak Records, Brucia Records and Masked Dead Records. The follow up of 2018’s debut I.N.D.N.S.L.E. defines the passage of the Catania, Sicily based quartet towards a desperate and atmospheric black metal inspired by Mgła, Wiegedood, Malthusian and Mizmor, yet without neglecting their doom roots.
After having partially abandoned the funeral liturgy of the debut album in the split single w/ Malauriu (2019), Fordomth lead us to a journey of initiation submerged in ancient knowledge. In Is, Qui Mortem Audit the damnation of the flesh is functional to a spiritual catharsis, finally reaching the contemplation of the unspeakable in the untitled, ritualistic and mysterious bonus track, in which the death’s whisper itself is a breath of life. Is, Qui Mortem Audit is a quest for the sense, an initiation to the mysteries of existence. It’s permeated by lacerating pain and promethean courage as well, by the means of the most frightening modern black metal and obscure doom atmospheres.
released June 26, 2020
Is, Qui Mortem Audit has been recorded by Carlo Longo at Nuevarte Studio (Catania, Italy) and mixed by Carlo Altobelli at Toxic Basement Studio (Monza, Italy). Mastering by Mario Dahmen at Liquid Aether Studio (Cologne, Germany). Artwork by Khaos Diktator Design.
G. B. – Guitar
R. M. – Bass
C. G. – Vocals
C. V. – Drums