Haeresis Noviomagi and Eisenwald are proud to announce the impending release of the debut album by Nusquama, entitled “Horizon Ontheemt”.

A new apparition on the firmament of Dutch Black Metal, Nusquama offers a clear and purposeful performance on their first effort. The bands’ name is derived from Latin and was initially used by Thomas More to refer to the necessity and impossibility of a hopeful alternative. Further thematic inspiration is drawn from the pre-romantic poetry of Elizabeth Maria Post.

Nusquama delivers a style of black metal that will be evident to those who are familiar with the musicians making up the band: N. and S. from Laster and Northward provide bass and guitar melodies, while M. of Fluisteraars delivers the foundational drum patterns. Finally, T. and O. from Turia complete the line-up with vocals and guitars respectively.

Written over a two-year period, and recorded in September of 2018 in a 19th century coach house, the six songs making up this record will sound at once like a convergence of the musicians’ other projects, while seeking out uncharted paths in unforeseen ways. Moving between prideful stoicism and venomous rage, longing affirmation and vitriolic despair. The self-produced record was finally graced with a refined mastering by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studio.

“Horizon Ontheemt” will be released by Eisenwald on LP and digipack CD editions in March 2019, with a pro-tape cassette edition coming out through Haeresis Noviomagi.

The record will be performed in its entirety for the first time at the 2019 Roadburn Festival, in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

A first preview from the album, the third song entitled “Vuurslag”, is now streaming:

“Alles is omhelst door de vlezige overschotten des levens

Bloed fonkelt in de doodse glans”