Inexorum returns in 2020 with their new full-length album “Moonlit Navigation,” to be released by Gilead Media.
Originally founded as a solo outlet by Carl Skildum (Threadbare, Antiverse, Obsequiae live lineup), Inexorum is also joined by Matthew Kirkwold (RIAA certified gold producer, also of Antiverse and Obsequiae live lineup) and serves as an outlet for Skildum’s personal compositions that felt connected through similar energies and inspirations all their own.
Skildum elaborates, “For Inexorum, a foundational source of inspiration is the melodic intersection between black and death metal that developed when both of those scenes were pretty young. The early/mid-90s No Fashion and Necropolis rosters of Sacramentum, Dawn, Unanimated, and Mörk Gryning were inspiring to me back then and remain exciting now.”
Although inspired heavily by the sound and tone of those early genres, the heavy lyrical content behind Inexorum comes from a far more secular and personal place. Themes of struggle and grief carry the torch throughout the album’s duration, focusing far more on the common thread of our ability to navigate the trials throughout our lives and become stronger through that suffering. To heal.
Skildum goes on to say, “In so many ways we are fumbling in the dark, but even there we can find elements of beauty. The title track represents that nocturnal journey to moments of clarity and calm, framed in reverence for the beauty of our natural world. The overarching theme is personal transitions through hardship towards some degree of recovery.”
“Moonlit Navigation” is a document of triumph that travels upon a path paved with dense, searing riffs and pummeling rhythm. Skildum’s powerful vocals, melodic compositions, and intense lyrics coupled with Kirkwold’s masterful production prove to be a combination of considerable force.
“My hope is that if anyone were to take anything out of the lyrics it is a recognition of their own strength and ability to persist despite whatever external or internal resistance they may be facing.” Skildum concludes.
“Moonlit Navigation” will be released on CD, LP and Digital platforms by Gilead Media on June 26th, 2020.
released June 26, 2020
Carl Skildum: Guitars, vocals, keys, midi and acoustic drums
Matthew Kirkwold: Bass, vocals, keys
Recorded at Castle Killstorm and Rumble Studios, Minneapolis
Engineered by Carl Skildum and Matthew Kirkwold. Assisted by Tanner Anderson.
Mixed and produced by Matthew Kirkwold. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Additional vocals on "The Breaking Point" by Sarah Roddy
Additional vocals on "In Desperate Times" by Tanner Anderson
Cover painting by Brooks Wilson
Back cover and lyric sheet page 2 photo by Todd Farnham
Logo by Joshua Decker
Portrait by Samuel Claeys
Lyric sheet page 1 photo by Carl Skildum
LFM logo by Austin Lunn
supported by 126 fans who also own “Moonlit Navigation”
Obsequiae is easily one of, if not the best melodic black metal bands out there. Each song is unique in its own way, and deliver a powerful punch to your senses, like a medieval gauntlet straight to your face! The amazing riffs and drum work combined with the use of traditional and historical instruments creates a sound like no other. Oh, and Jake Rogers is a guest singer, so you know this album can only be amazing! Wound of Briccius
supported by 123 fans who also own “Moonlit Navigation”
An excellent blend of black metal and death metal sounds. The whole thing is just a delightfully creepy listen! The dual vocal attack is great. There is a lot of tremolo in the guitar riffs, alternating between low and crushing tones and blistering high tones. Excellent album, beginning to end! klflick1980