Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the Basel, Switzerland-based extreme metal quartet SCHAMMASCH (aka Å amaÅ¡, the sun god from Akkadian / Babylonian mythology). Formed in 2009, SCHAMMASCH — who combine black metal roots with a razor-sharp hybrid of dark atmospherics, doom and Hermetic mysticism — released their debut opus “Sic Lvceat Lvx” the following year to great acclaim. (Germany’s Legacy Magazine declared, “On a work of art like this one, there’s only one recommendation: goeth and buyeth, and you shall not regret it!”) The album was supported by performances alongside such acts as Jex Thoth, Temple of Baal, Vorkreist, Evoken and Forgotten Tomb.

SCHAMMASCH will release their sophomore effort “Contradiction,” an ambitious, genre-defying double album recorded and produced by Tripkyton / ex-Celtic Frost guitarist V. Santura, later this year. A sprawling, epic work over 85 minutes, presented with majestic artwork (pictured below) by artist Valnoir of the Metastazis Studio in Paris (Paradise Lost, Alcest, Ulver), “Contradiction“ is a truly commanding work of significant importance, both to extreme music in 2014 and to the rich heritage of forward-thinking Swiss metal in general. You can listen to a sneak preview in the NSFW album trailer video here or below:

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C.S.R, SCHAMMASCH vocalist and guitarist, commented on the new union with Prosthetic thusly: “One year has passed since the cold, devastating and never-ending studio sessions of ‘Contradiction.’ We are burning with desire to finally disclose the secret and reveal this ambiguous monolith to you all. It’s not carrying things too far when I say that these almost four years of creation, production and finalization of this album were nothing less than a fuckin’ odyssey, which ended up in having a thousand-faced double album of over 80 minutes to present to all the labels out there. And signing a deal Prosthetic Records at last, to give birth to ‘Contradiction.’ A label who worked with bands like 1349, Testament, Dragged Into Sunlight, Septicflesh, Shining (NO), Gojira, Lamb of God, Animals as Leaders and Kylesa. We are extremely proud and excited to work with Prosthetic in the future. Thus shines the light. Thank you!”

For more information on the band, please visit them on one of the following site: http://www.schammasch.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SCHAMMASCH/