CAPILLA ARDIENTE are no stranger to DOOMENTIA since two of its key members, Felipe Plaza Kutzbach (vocals) and Claudio Botarro Neira (bass), are also playing in the mighty PROCESSION, the epic doom metal kings that worked with the label on several releases in the past. One could actually say that both bands are quite alike, bred on a severe diet of classic 80’s metal and CANDLEMASS, the difference being that PROCESSION is Plaza’s pride and joy, whereas CAPILLA ARDIENTE is first and foremost Botarro’s baby. And the latter, as he puts it with a grin, like to “twist things a little bit whenever I get the chance”.
So when they were approached by DOOMENTIA earlier this year about a possible vinyl only twelve inches split, they came up with an idea to do a cover of the NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH. “Except that unlike all the other bands who only seem to pick up songs from their classic 1980 self-titled debut, we choose a song from their criminally overlooked second album from 1985, ‘Screamin’ N’ Bleedin’ instead ah!”. Fear not though, their version of “Waltz the Night”, recorded right after the session that spawned their recently released ‘Bravery, Truth and the Endless Darkness’ album, and with the addition of a second guitar player to enhance the heavy riffing, makes the CAPILLA ARDIENTE treatment sounds bleaker and more majestic than ever…
Not ones to be left behind biting the dust, the mysterious Polish chaps that hide behind the EVANGELIST moniker have decided to pick up the gauntlet by covering another well known act. Except that infamous MAYHEM is black-metal at its purest and their ultimate classic, the bleakest ode to Transylvania ever penned, “Freezing Moon”. But covered by EVANGELIST, it has been turned into a forlorn classic doom ten minutes long symphony. You never heard it that way so get ready to be blown away!
1. Capilla Ardiente - Waltz The Night (Angel Witch Cover-Song)
2. Evangelist - Freezing Moon (Mayhem Cover-Song)
|Format||12" Vinyl EP (Black)|