Sorcier Des Glaces – Un Monde De Glace Et De Sang is translated Ice Wizard – A World Of Ice And Blood. Sorcier Des Glaces offers Cold Primitive Metal from Quebec, Canada. New album Un Monde De Glace Et De Sang available October 31st 2020.
H.L. states about Sorciers Des Glaces «Classic melodic black metal, epic and coated by a majestic atmosphere is what you get on Un Monde De Glace Et De Sang. There are several tracks which are touching and which send me on a thought-journey to cold and massive mountains or into cold and winterly landscapes. La Couronne Des Mille Hivers, The Warlock or l’Éternelle Majesté Des Montagnes (partie II) are some of the highly recommendable masterpieces which build this album. Black and beautiful! Favorite track: l’Éternelle Majesté des Montagnes (partie II).
1. Crossing the Haunted Forest 06:33
2. Night-Dark Winds of Evil 06:46
3. La Couronne des Mille Hivers 08:28
4. Un Monde de Glace et de Sang 12:07
5. (Return to the) Primitive Grandeur 06:06
6. The Warlock 09:32
7. l’Éternelle Majesté des Montagnes (partie II) 09:18
8. La Couronne des Mille Hivers (partie II) 03:27
Un Monde De Glace Et De Sang is the 8th studio album by the band. They masters their cold primitive metal sound with freezing melodies, haunting atmosphere, which paints black and white landscapes from the ancient times. Album title means as mentioned above A World of Ice And Blood and Sorcier Des Glaces continue to express their strong hate against humanity, in a post-apocalyptic world where nature has regained its due over Men.
Un Monde De Glace Et De Sang was recorded in the first half of 2020. Recorded, mixed & mastered at Hell Studio, Donnacona (Québec) by S. Robitaille. The Warlock is a cover song of the Greek band Necromantia. Music & Lyrics by Necromantia. Guest vocals on Un Monde De Glace Et De Sang and also piano played on La Couronne Des Mille Hivers part II performed by Thierry Nadeau-Cossette. No keyboards were used on this recording.
Sorcier Des Glaces was formed in 1997 as a duo, by Sébastien Robitaille & Luc Gaulin. Meaning Ice Wizard in English, the concept paints a dark universe of vast, ancient northern landscapes, where the last remaining humans are tracked by unholy forces. Sorcier Des Glaces is a sombre, misanthropic and lonely character that haunts and fights that eternal war against Mankind. The duo released its first album, Snowland, in 1998 as a CDR only distributed by the band. In 1999, the band enters the studio again to record the follow-up, Moonrise In Total Darkness.
At the time, S. Robitaille & L. Gaulin were very active in their main band called Moonlyght. SDG was more considered a side project back then. As Moonlyght was about to enter studio to record their debut album and play many gigs, Sorcier Des Glaces, who were still unsigned on a label at that time, was put on hold for a long time.
In 2006, Mankind’s Demise Records showed interest in releasing Moonrise In Total Darkness, seven years after it was recorded. It kind of resurrected SDG, so S. Robitaille started to work on another album in 2009/2010. With a newly acquired home studio in 2010, it was easier for the duo to record on their town, and motivation was back for Sorcier Des Glaces. The result was called The Puressence Of Primitive Forests, a brand new album by the band after more than 10 years after the last one recorded! Mankind’s Demise also released the third chapter of Sorcier Des Glaces. That album showed a very strong influence of old school black metal from the second wave, and marked the end of using keyboards in SDG’s sound. The band is using now many guitar layers to create the atmosphere. S. Robitaille composed & partly recorded no less than the two next Sorcier Des
Glaces albums in 2010/2011 but also the complete re-recording of Snowland, baptized Snowland MMXII. That particular album was the last one released on Mankind’s Demise Records, as the next two albums “Ritual of the End” (2014), and North (2016) were released on Obscure Abhorrence Productions. The first contact with OAP was made via the split album with Monarque that was released in 2012. Came also that very active year Monuments Anciens, a collection of old demo songs only released on cassette via Les Productions Hérétiques.
Many songs were recorded during the North album, some leftovers appeared on the split album with French black metal band Ende, called Le Puits Des Morts. 2018 sees the release of a very monolithic album consisted of a unique 50 min. self-titled song Sorcier Des Glaces. That album showed a very atmospheric side of the band, telling the story of the rebellious spirit of Sorcier Des Glaces. SDG comes back again in 2020 with its 8th studio album on October 31st. called Un Monde De Glace Et De Sang. The band presents powerful material that includes elements of all albums since its creation. The duo mastered their own musical style throughout the years, that they call Cold Primitive Meta.