Turkey’s one of the earliest black metal band The Sarcophagus was formed by Burak Sümer in 1996. At the beginning of 1997, the band released the first demo “Pagan Storm”, which was followed by an EP “Infernal Hordes of The Ancient Times”. In 2009, Niklas Kvarforth from Shining and Ozan Yıldırım from Raven Woods joined the band and The Sarcophagus signed with Osmose Productions for 7” ep “Hate Cult” and debut album “Towards The Eternal Chaos”. The new style was a little bit away from the earlier melodic black metal materials. Thus, The Sarcophagus had become more aggressive with the participation of Niklas Kvarforth. Both of the releases from Osmose Productions saw the light of very positive response from the audience.
A couple of years later, Niklas decided to quit from all his other side projects to focus on Shining. With this decision, Morkbeast from Russian black metal band Todestriebe joined the band as the new vocalist and then after 7 long years, The Sarcophagus recorded a new album called “Beyond This World’s Illusion” in 2016 including 9 tracks to keep spreading the disease!
The track “Reign Of Chaos” is the opening track of the album, enshrouded with the harrowing riffs and endless melodies.
Long awaited 2nd full length of Turkey’s one of the earliest black metal band The Sarcophagus has finally got out. First release of the band after Niklas Kvarforth of Shining had left the band.
The sophomore full length, “Beyond This World’s Illusion” interconnected with dark mysteries of the ancient earth, arrays the crafty aesthetics of second wave black metal and the ferocious raw atmosphere at the same time. With their bewitching dark melody driven black metal music, The Sarcophagus are ready to take you to the realm of the medieval darkness.
The Band Stated:
“Beyond this physical world, behind the curtains of this illusion, there is a timeless and formless darkness rises… And this is The Reign of Chaos.”