'CREDO CERTE NE CRAS' OUT NOW
In observance of the Winter Solstice, Spanish blackened death metal behemoths NOCTEM today unveils their video for “The Pale Moon Rite.” The threatening track comes by way of the band’s stunning Credo Certe Ne Cras full-length, released in 2022.
Comments NOCTEM guitarist Moss, "After an incredible twelve months that saw us bring our Credo Certe Ne Cras show to some of Europe's biggest metal festivals such as Graspop Metal Meeting, Summer Breeze, and Leyendas Del Rock, as well as cities far and wide, it feels like the perfect ending to the year to be releasing a music video for ‘The Pale Moon Rite.’ We hope that our devilish horde of NOCTEM followers enjoy the music video and play the song fucking loud! The sun has set, ‘The Pale Moon Rite ‘begins!"
Credo Certe Ne Cras – meaning “I Believe With Certainty That There is No Tomorrow” — is a true master opus merging the crushing cacophony of angry, adrenaline-fueled lust with newfound sorrows and mournful melodic might. More than a mere listen, the album is a cerebral experience invoking ritualistic examination. In spirit, presentation, and philosophy, NOCTEM shares much in common with Watain, Rotting Christ, Belphegor, and Gorgoroth, while growing their own decaying branch of a wretched metal tree.Metal Injection lauded, “a nonstop onslaught of fiery blasts and throat-shredding screams,” BrooklynVegan hailed the band’s inherent “pure black and death metal fury,” while Legacy noted, “NOCTEM succeeds in drawing their audience deeper and deeper into an ominous vortex of suffering, despair, and resignation.”