Nox Irae was formed by members of the deceased death metal bands Affliction Gate and Catacomb, but luckily for us, this sounds like the best of both worlds. Both of the bands were known for their unique traits and Nox Irae have done well to imbibe the best of them. This is powerful and stirring old school death metal that’s raw and catchy.


Nox Irae (France) – Here The Dead Live (November 15th, 2019)

Genre – Death Metal
Release Date – November 15th, 2019
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Affliction Gate, Morgoth, Death, Demolition Hammer, Kreator, Asphyx, Bolt Thrower, Horrendous


Members of the legendary French death metal band Catacomb join forces with members of Affliction Gate to create raw, thrashy death metal dripping with old school fervor and unbridled passion. Members of both the bands bring their trademark elements to the table – the bloodcurdling vocals of Affliction Gate’s Herostratos with the brilliant structuring of the Catacomb veterans when it comes to the creation of this morbid yet delectably catchy mess. This is old school death metal given new expression through the lens of what these bands stood for, without being plainly derivative or sounding old hat. There’s palpable tension and rage all through these six compositions and you’ll find yourself returning back to these again and again to hopelessly satiate the flesh-tearing itch. Nox Irae have made a huge statement with their debut EP and one can only expect great things from them in the foreseeable future.

Band lineup –
Herostratos (Affliction Gate) – Vocals
Damien – Bass
Fred (Catacomb) – Guitars
Jérôme (Catacomb) – Drums

Artwork and logo by Chris Moyen (Incantation)

Track listing –
Phantom Parasite Trauma
All Is Over
Knife Under Throat
Cold Wind
Primordial Lie
Supposed Dead


Band Links:

Nox Irae Facebook

Official Bandcamp

Label Links:

Transcending Obscurity Site

Transcending Obscurity Official YouTube Channel

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook