ASAGRAUM sign with EDGED CIRCLE, to tour next four months

Edged Circle Productions is proud to present the signing of female black metallers Asagraum. The band are currently working on their second album, and just recently did Edged Circle make their critically acclaimed debut album, Potestas Magicum Diaboli, available on all digital platforms. Additionally, Asagraum will be touring the globe the next four months, including such venerable festivals as Oration, Stockholm Slaughter, Incineration Fest, and Steelfest Open Air (dates after the jump).

A cross-continental entity, Asagraum was founded in the autumn of 2015 by vocalist/guitarist Obscura, who was joined by drummer T. Kolsvart, to create pure Satanic black metal with the old-school feeling of the eternal ’90s greats and with dark psychedelic influences. A three-track promo recording was released in early 2017, laying bare Asagraum’s aims and sound. Wasting no time, debut album Potestas Magicum Diaboli was recorded, mixed at the esteemed Necromorbus Studio, and released by KVLT Records in September 2017. At the end of 2017, T. Kolsvart was replaced and drummer A. took part in the coven. Many live performances have been scheduled, and Asagraum’s black flame burns and will spread more over Europe, Canada, and Latin America, joined by live bassist Mortifero or Makhashanah and live guitarist V-Kaos.

Says Edged Circle boss Stian Smørholm, “We are very proud to finally have Asagraum among our artists and look forward to their next releases on Edged Circle Productions. The band will spend a lot of time around the world doing concerts & tours to further promote themselves and, at the same time, keep high focus on writing material for the second album. These are just the first steps…”

A special video for their upcoming live performances can be viewed HERE.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

16. Feb – Howls of Winter V, Tallinn, EST
7. – 10. March – Oration MMXVIII, Reykjavik, ISL
16. March – TBA
17. March – TBA
20. March – Bogotá, COL
23. March – Medellín, COL
25. March – Cali, COL
27. – 28. April – Stockholm Slaughter, SWE
12. – 13. April – Incineration Fest, London, UK
18. May – Steelfest Open Air, Hyvinkää, FIN


Black Metal Duo ASAGRAUM set release date for debut album, reveal first track

Today, KVLT sets September 29th as the international release date for Asagraum’s highly anticipated debut album, Potestas Magicum Diaboli. A magickal work of nighsky majesty, simmering celestial aggression, and the most potent tenets of ’90s Scandinavian black metal, Potestas Magicum Diaboli breathes and billows a blast-from-the-past classicism that nevertheless manages to sound fresh among the modern BM landscape, outstripping the prevailing trends and the pretenders who enable them. Perhaps more importantly, it is the work of two women – a rarity in black metal, both past and especially present – who hereby render gender an irrelevant argument. Simply, Potestas Magicum Diaboli stands on its own, towering and terrifying.

A cross-continental entity, Asagraum was founded in the autumn of 2015 by vocalist/guitarist Obscura and drummer T. Kolsvart. The original intent was to play pure, Satanic black metal, in all its aspects, with the old-school feeling of the eternal ’90s greats but also with dark psychedelic influences. A three-track promo recording was released earlier this year, laying bare Asagraum’s aims and accordingly special sound. Wasting no time, Potestas Magicum Diaboli was then recorded, fleshing out further those aims into an eight-song, 44-minute work which maintains a fuller, more windswept totality. It heaves and weaves to both aggression and atmosphere, walking a delicate balance but always boldly. It is both unapologetically modern and authentically ’90s.

With anticipation high for the release of Potestas Magicum Diaboli, Asagraum will be touring Europe later this year, utilizing a bass-player – either Mortifero or Makashanah – for live performances. Onstage, the band is equally deadly, proving their left-hand-path black art knows no boundaries. Until then, let Potestas Magicum Diaboli revive the old cult of the witches, radiating forever the black flame of Lilith. “Black Sun Prayer,” the first track to be revealed from the album.

Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Asagraum’s Potestas Magicum Diaboli
1. Transformation
2. Black Triangle Temple
3. Leviathan
4. Gospel of Ignition
5. Daar Waar Ik Sterf
6. Black Sun Prayer
7. Carried by Lucifer’s Wings
8. I Burn within the Devil