Historically, Animist is the world’s oldest religious belief – predating all forms of organized religion – and contains the oldest spiritual and supernatural perspective in the world. Combining atmospheric black metal and doom with the psychedelic experiences of desert rock and jazz fusion, WERIAN craft a stellar introduction using themes of shamanism, lycanthropy, and consciousness.
Recorded in a live setting at Nürnberg’s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum), Animist is a gorgeous display of three harrowing tracks using only analog devices and was meant to sound as pure and organic as possible. The album’s unique black-and-white hand-drawn cover art was inked by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation), who also contributed intros to the album's emanations.
A 1. Hex
B 2. Blade of Heresy
C 3. March through Ruins
||Gatefold jacket on reverse board, A2 poster printed on uncoated paper, black poly-lined inner-sleeves and dropcard for the digital album.
||2 x classic black, 180g
||February 22nd, 2019