Sicarius (noun) Latin. Definition: «dagger man», contract killer, assassin. Black Metal Nihilists Sicarius unveil Nonconformist Anthem Pagan Vestige(s)
The song Pagan Vestige(s) is taken from the forthcoming Sicarius album, God Of Dead Roots, out Friday the 13th of March. Sicarius is hailed by Metal Hammer as «USBM with serious forward thrust!». Sicarius is to be regarded as a US Black Metal’s assassin dagger cult.
According to guitarist Grimnir, «Pagan Vestige(s) is about embracing and reviving a polytheistic viewpoint, or even a lack thereof. It is a denial of dogmatic practices, and a resuscitation of independent spiritual ritual, speaking toward the unwritten ceremonies buried by Christianity and other organized religions». The track Bia,
God Of Dead Roots produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Benediction, Empyrean Throne) – builds on the raw carnage displayed on the group’s 2017 debut, Serenade Of Slitting Throats which was hailed by Decibel Magazine for «combining black metal with a violent immediacy and pairing it with a bloody, corpse painted aesthetic». The track A Practiced Hand,
I’m probably more than normally concerned with cover art!? God Of Dead Roots features cover artwork by Misanthropic Art (Behemoth, Pig Destroyer, Dismember, Hate Eternal). The cover art is stunning and perfect for the music on God Of Dead Roots. The album is also the first release with guitarist Grimnir, who was handpicked by his predecessor Argyris.
Sicarius draw influence from and pay homage to classic black metal bands, yet the quintet also injects a modern, high-velocity sense of immediacy into their bloodthirsty extreme metal assault. The group was founded five years ago in Southern California, where they have since performed extensively alongside such genre heavyweights as Carach Angren, Master, Uada, 1349, Goatwhore, Vader, Helheim, Sadistic Intent, Skeletal Remains, Helsott, Wolvhammer, Sixes, Witch Casket and Tombs.