France’s enigmatic Grande Loge present their first full length offering. Established in 2017 as a ritualised acoustic entity from Black Metal horde Malepeste and Tower of Silence to forge a crafty melange of aerial ambient, martial folk and transcendental chants using ethnic and traditional instruments, violin, buzuki, nafar, shaman drums and tanpura. “Mantras” is a suite of pagan prayers, a spiritual call to initiate an ecstatic inner voyage. Chants are composed of originals mantras, phonemes put together for their aesthetic and sonic value, a vocalised form of Chaos Magick. The track “Mithra Invictus” is a french translation of a prayer to the solar god Mithra while “Hekaten” is an prayer to the goddess Hecate in ancient greek. Artwork by Quentin Q.
CD Edition fo 300 copies in 4 panel Digipak, matt lamination. 7 Tracks. Running Time 49:36