Formicarius | Live Booking:
Although they are a new name upon the black metal scene, Formicarius are already building a reputation for themselves as a wickedly intense live proposition. Their combination of skilful musicianship, absorbing atmosphere, unforgettable melody and sheer, devastating power is tailor made for the stage. Fearsome songs like first single ‘Lake Of The Dead’ take on additional gravitas and grandeur in the live arena and all who witness the band are left hungry for more.
Over the course of 2016 Formicarius appeared alongside the likes of ANCIENT ASCENDANT, played the EASTER ABOMINATION in Bristol with INIQUITOUS SAVAGERY and the NORTHERN SYMPHONY FESTIVAL 2016 in Selby, adding their infernal magic to a bill headlined by OLD CORPSE ROAD. As the end of the year drew nigh they performed, with incredible intensity, at one of the best black metal shows London had seen all year, with HATE and NOCTEM – and most prestigious of all, they were invited to open NEGURA BUNGET’s one and only UK show of the year.
In 2017 Formicarius signed to German label Schwarzdorn Production for the release of their epic debut album, Black Mass Ritual and the launch of this monumental invocation of the dark was celebrated with a show at the Camden Underworld with TENGGER CAVALRY and MAXDMYZ. This was followed by a headline show at the notorious Fuel Rock Club in Cardiff, with NON SERVIAM as main support.
“...possessing all the grandeur and gothic magic of Cradle Of Filth at their best...”
– POWERPLAY MAGAZINE