So you know that thing when you’re watching the news, and you hear that some famous person died — an actor or comedian or somebody — who was pretty old and whom you hadn’t heard anything about in years? And you don’t want to be rude or anything, but your immediate reaction is to think, “Oh, I didn’t even realize he was still alive”? Yeah, just like that.
Long-running Texan black metal band Averse Sefira have officially announced that after more than fifteen years, numerous tours across Europe and America, and four highly acclaimed albums (most recently, 2008’s Advent Parallax), they’ve decided to disband.
The two remaining founding members of the band, vocalist/guitarist Sanguine Mapsama and bassist Wrath Sathariel Diabolus have both issued a formal farewell message on the band’s blog.
Their most recent two albums, the aforementioned as well as 2005’s Tetragrammatical Astygmata are both available for purchase as digital downloads, on CD, and (for Advent Parallax, on LP) from their Bandcamp page.
The official Averse Sefira website is here.
The sad thing is, although I would really, really like them, I’ve never listened to them.
Well, there is some good news, at least… It looks like the band’s 2005 album Tetragrammatical Astygmata is available for streaming at Bandcamp (I’ve updated this post to embed the player). You can also buy it on CD here for only $5! And the 2008 album Advent Parallax can also be bought on CD or LP here, for $10 or $15 respectively.
Hope that helps!