As a huge fan of both The Cure and black metal, I was ecstatic to learn of the existence of today’s featured Black Metal Friday artist. Curezum is a new band that offers up their own black metal take on covers of songs by Robert Smith and company. The name is an amalgam of The Cure and Norwegian black metal pioneers Burzum.
The project consists of Mort Subite (Megaton Leviathan, Vaital Deul, Alfheimr), Martti Hill (Barrowlands), legendary metal producer Billy Anderson, and Rob Vikernes, along with numerous guests. Their forthcoming debut album is titled A Monument to a Ruined Age.
No release date has been set for the full-length yet, but we’re getting our first taste of the awesomeness that is Curezum thanks to our friends over at CVLT Nation. They are streaming the first two tracks “One Hundred Years” and “The Top” at this location and they are every bit as awesome as you would imagine!
Check out the tracks and if you like what you hear, then grab a digital copy or a cassette single (yes, you read that right!) of these two tracks over at Curezum’s Bandcamp page. Also, be sure to stay tuned right here at GoD for a look at A Monument to a Ruined Age as soon as we can get our hands on a copy.