Recorded at Parlour Studios (Napalm Death, At The Gates, Sikth) ‘From Once Beneath The Cursed’ is the the Wolverhampton Black Metal group’s first music performance video.
“The track is about a physical embodiment formed from the underlying evil and madness of the world, and we have a depiction of this running throughout the video in the form of a decrepit figure awakening and rising”, explains guitarist Dave Powell. “These scenes in a small cellar that had been recently damaged by flooding. It was cold, dark and damp. For the band performance shots we were filmed in an abandoned school in the Black Country area. There was no power, so we took a generator to power the necessary equipment in the room. The generator did cut out a number of times whilst filming, plunging us into darkness, but we managed to bring it back to life and push on through!”
Featuring experienced musicians, the crafting of Master’s Call sound began in the birthplace of metal, Birmingham, England where an early demo track entitled ‘The Spire Cranes’ was created in late 2016. Taking care and time to write their debut recorded material, Master’s Call has been making waves on the live circuit with slots at the likes of HRH Metal, Beermageddon Festival and more.
The debut EP ‘Morbid Black Trinity’ encompasses the darkness of faith, body and spirit with three powerful tracks that each tell a different potent story. ‘From Once Beneath The Cursed’ depicts the incarnation of a physical embodiment conjured from the underlying madness, hate and evil of the world. ‘The Spire Cranes’ represents the holy buildings that tower high to cast the reach of their oppressive symbols of faith afar, but can be broken down through the cracks in their holy walls. ‘My Eyes Are The Night’ assumes the perspective of a hunter that stalks the night, preying on victims who have lost themselves amid the atrocities of the world, by manipulating them into sacrificing themselves for the false hope of a greater existence beyond our own.
An intriguing proposition for the black metal scene, Master’s Call features a wealth of talent and stories to tell including vocalist Shayan. Born in Tehran, the capital of Iran, Rock/Metal music is banned; especially where anti-religious lyrics are concerned as the country’s hardline Islamic government considers it blasphemy. Whilst the risk of jail or even potentially execution didn’t stop Shayan writing and performing black metal in Iran, he eventually moved to the UK in 2011 to pursue having freedom of expression as a metal musician.
‘Morbid Black Trinity’ was recorded and mixed by Neil Haynes at The Parlour Studios in Northampton and mastered by Peter In De Betou at Tailor Maid Productions (Necrophobic, Dimmu Borgir, Watain) in Sweden. The EP artwork was created by the band’s own John Wilcox and Adam Tricklebank.
1. From Once Beneath The Cursed
2. The Spire Cranes
3. My Eyes Are The Night
‘Morbid Black Trinity’ is released 25th January 2019.