EWIGKEIT "Cosmic Man" [12" LP, Black Vinyl, Gatefold]
2017 - Viking Black Metal from United Kingdom
Fresh from helping to resurrect In The Woods..., prolific underground metal artist James Fogarty then immediately began to reconstruct his long-running solo effort Ewigkeit and record the new album Cosmic Man, which is set for international release on July 14th via Svart Records. With a history of creating novelty, James' newest Ewigkeit release is not without its own enigma. Lyrically melding the motifs of Terence McKenna and the psychedelic counter-culture with the music of the various rocks, metals, and alloys, Cosmic Man takes you from the haze of the early '70s via a NWOBHM detour, followed by a refuel and oil-change at extreme metal. From then on, it's out with the star-charts for a left turn at Alpha Centauri and straight down the inter-galactic highway toward the transcendental object at the end of time. Ewigkeit's Cosmic Man is a potential psycho-pomp for the discerning existential metal fan: a musical journey through the kaleidoscopic and carnivalesque and, ultimately, piercing the veil of physical death in a confrontation with the unknown.