Strigoi (Paradise Lost, Ex-Vallenfyre) Premiere New Song “Nocturnal Vermin”

Strigoi, the band featuring Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) and his former Vallenfyre bandmate Chris Casket, have premiered a new song titled “Nocturnal Vermin.” This track is from their debut album “Abandon All Faith,” which will be released on November 22.

Mackintosh commented:

“‘Nocturnal Vermin‘ is a short and vicious little song that blends elements of grindcore and OSDM with industrial touches to create an overall nasty yet ominous feel. Lyrically it is about having the life drained out of you by other people purely out of malice and self interest, to the point where the mere thought of their skin and scent makes you want to be physically sick.”

In other news, the band have also recruited guitarist Sam Kelly-Wallace (Vallenfyre) and drummer Guido Zima Montanarini (The Secret) for live shows. Kelly-Wallace said the following about his new role:

“It is an absolute honor to be asked to play in Strigoi. I spent 5 years in Vallenfyre, it was an amazing experience and getting to be a part of Greg and Chris‘s grim new venture is something I am very grateful for. I’m really looking forward to taking Strigoi to the stage and performing alongside friends that I have a great musical history with and huge respect for.”

Montanarini added:

“I had the pleasure to meet Greg and Chris on a European tour supporting Vallenfyre with my previous band Implore, and we got along instantly. I’m flattered they asked me to join their new killer project and I’m excited our paths crossed again in this unexpected way. The new material sounds very dark and intense, and I can’t wait to hit the stage with my mates. It’s gonna be ace!”

Strigoi (Paradise Lost, Ex-Vallenfyre) Premiere “Phantoms” Music Video

Strigoi, the band featuring Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) and his former Vallenfyre bandmate Chris Casket, have premiered a new video for their new song “Phantoms.” This track is from their debut album “Abandon All Faith,” which will be released on November 22.

Strigoi (Paradise Lost, Ex-Vallenfyre) Sign With Nuclear Blast

Strigoi, the band featuring Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) and his former Vallenfyre bandmate Chris Casket, have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and are planning to release their debut album “Abandon All Faith” through the label on November 22. The effort was recorded at Mackintosh‘s Black Planet Studio and it features guest drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost).

Mackintosh said the following about the new project:

“With Vallenfyre, we went down this path where it got more and more crusty. I thought we couldn’t take it any further, so I needed to put in some new elements. With Strigoi, there’s a bit of spookiness, even some subtle elements of industrial and even black metal. The goal was to switch it up a bit. I was perfectly content with what I was doing in Vallenfyre, but for Strigoi to stand on its own, I wanted to try new things to separate ourselves from the pack.”

A press release also added that the band’s name was taken from “the troubled spirits in Romanian mythology who could rise from the grave and assume an entirely different form.”