|"Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis" features the first new recordings by Fleurety since 1998. This band from Ytre Enebakk, Norway, has been hailed as one of the originators of the style that has lately come to be known as avant-garde metal, a status earned through their albums "Min Tid Skal Komme" (1995) and "Department of Apocalyptic Affairs" (2000) - plus the EP "Last-Minute Lies" (1997).
The songs featured on "Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis" are re-recordings of material from the early nineties. The song Descent into Darkness was first featured on Fleurety's first and only demo, "Black Snow" (1993). As this song did not fit in with the rest of the material on the debut album, it was never properly recorded - until now. This new recording features guest drummer Hellhammer and guest bassist Necrobutcher, both well known from the legendary black metal band Mayhem. Vocals are performed by Runhild Gammelsæter, also known from bands such as Thorr's Hammer, Khlyst and Sunn0))).
The second song, Absence, is a remake of a track Fleurety recorded exclusively for the compilation album "Blackend Vol. 1" (1995). This recording also features the bass work of Plenum (Virus, Audiopain) and the drum work of Bjeima (Delirium Bound, Swarms).
Both songs show the more traditional metal side of Fleurety, with an old school grimness not heard from the band since the "A Darker Shade of Evil" 7" EP (1994). But beware! There are also indulgent leaps into disco noise territory. "Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis" is limited to 666 copies. The cover artwork has been made by Trine & Kim Design Studio. The record is pressed on heavy duty white vinyl and - Hey! - there is a sticker somewhere inside the sleeve as well.
This release is the first in a series of new Fleurety recordings only available on vinyl. The next release "Summon the Beasts" - the first with brand new Fleurety material since 2000 - can be expected in early 2010.