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.
“‘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.”
“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!”