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Consecration | Imperative Management:

It began in 2010...a dark night in the east of England, a meeting of darker minds. A group of men drawn together by a shared desire to make music that would take them beyond the threshold of their collective black imaginations; a need to spin their bleakest dreams into threads of sound so heavy they would crush the soul...

On that night Consecration were born, the first steps of their journey into the shadow lands taken. The musical talents of the five members blended swiftly into a dark elixir of sound and within four months they were ready to enter Tides Reach Studio to record their first EP. Gut The Priest instantly made its mark, finding recognition at Zero Tolerance Magazine and MetalRules.com, while Doomantia revelled in the ‘sinister riffing’ and ‘gloomy atmosphere’. Consecration’s insidious presence began to spread and prestigious support slots followed, with the band travelling to London to play with Leafhound and to Birmingham to share the stage with Esoteric. And all the time the band continued to write, to work on new material, recording demos and stretching their pitch black wings, bringing haunted atmosphere and unforgettable, unnerving melodies to their sound.

By November 2013 Consecration were ready to record their debut full length album and headed to HVR studios, where they would spend the next three months conjuring into life Ephemerality. Ephemerality was a huge step forward for the band, their sonic alchemy having grown ever more potent since that first pact was signed. Thunderous death metal and heart crushing doom crash together in eldritch waves, lit by the cold starlight of aching melody and the black flames of nightmarish atmosphere. UKEM Records recognised the sombre majesty of Ephemerality, signing Consecration and releasing the album in December of 2014. Legions of great reviews followed and the band found themselves performing at Desertfest in Camden, with the likes of Sleep, Orange Goblin and Angel Witch. Other shows followed with Ethereal, Eastern Front, Old Corpse Road and Reign Of Erebus...the Consecration horror train was rolling.

In 2018, with writing for the follow up to Ephemerality underway, Consecration released a digital career retrospective that gathered together all the work from the first eight years of their existence. Demos and rarities rubbed shoulders with more familiar album and EP tracks on the sprawling Remembrance collection. Remembrance turned the media spotlight onto Consecration like never before and live shows with the likes of Vallenfyre, Godthrymm, Alunah and Primitive Man followed. Away from the stage work on the second Consecration album neared completion and in early 2019 a new deal was signed with respected Russian doom metal specialists, Solitude Productions. Fragilium was released on June 28th of 2019; a dark and mournful masterpiece that brought unforgettable, haunting melancholy to the long days of summer. The highlight of the curtailed Fragilium touring cycle was a performance at the Under The Doom festival in Portugal, alongside Paradise Lost and Alcest, after which the band retreated into the shadows of lockdown to work on new material.

Now, as the constraints of lockdown finally begin to ease in this rain drenched summer of 2021, Consecration have emerged once more from the darkness with a third, stunning album recorded – and a new label! The band have now joined the roster of Redefining Darkness Records and that third album, which appropriately redefines the essence of Consecration, is coming soon!

“...slow, powerful, bleak, desolate...”
– METAL TEMPLE

Genre: Doom/Death Metal
For fans of: Novembers Doom | Evoken | My Dying Bride | My Silent Wake

Line-up:
Daniel Bollans – Vocals
Shane Amies – Bass
Liam Houseago – Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Andy Matthews - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Jorge Figueiredo - Drums and Percussion

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