Sicarius is from Latin and is defined as dagger man, contract killer, assassin, and is a suitable name for a black metal band. Their sophomore album God Of Dead Roots was produced by Mick Kenney, due out in early 2020. The band is California-based and their sonic nihilism has been praised by Metal Hammer as «USBM with serious forward thrust». Another statement is, «Sciarius is combining black metal with a violent immediacy and pairing it with their bloody, corpse-painted aesthetic, Sicarius have found a style that sets them apart».
The band have unveiled a lyric video for A Practiced Hand, the first taste of the group’s forthcoming second album. The clip, which was designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions.
The song is an ominous sign of things to come on God Of Dead Roots, which like the group’s 2017 acclaimed full-length debut Serenade Of Slitting Throats was produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Benediction, Empyrean Throne). God Of Dead Roots marks the recording debut of new guitarist Travis Grimnir Whiting (Carnifex, Ruines Ov Abaddon), who was hand-picked by Sicarius` founding guitarist Argyris to be his successor last year.
«In preparation of the upcoming album God Of Dead Roots, the dagger cult presents to you our chosen spearhead for this release. A Practiced Hand is the first staunch and discordant representation of what’s to come, explains Grimnir. While staying familiar with the band’s philosophy and crushing sound, new extremes within this adrenaline pumping formula have been reached. This track extends its meaning to those dedicated within their craft. Strictly adherent to the refinement of their chosen pursuit and fervently loyal to its principles. To the unsung and faceless assassins, once devoted in purpose, and unflinching to the temptations of glory».
Sicarius was founded five years ago and draw influence from and pay homage to classic black metal bands, yet also inject a modern, high-velocity sense of immediacy into their bludgeoning and bloodthirsty extreme metal assault. The group has performed extensively in the Western U.S. alongside such genre heavyweights as Carach Angren, Uada, 1349, Goatwhore, Vader, Helheim, Sadistic Intent, Skeletal Remains, Wolvhammer, Sixes, Witch Casket and Tombs.