Ritual Productions welcomed Basalt into our roster back in 2018, with 2019 seeing a re-mastering – by labelmate Adam Richardson (11PARANOIAS/Ramesses) – of their their debut album, O Coração Negro da Terra (translates to ‘Black Heart of the Earth’) on digital platforms only. The songs from their debut album are included as bonus tracks with the CD version of Silêncio Como Respiração.
Silêncio Como Respiração was recorded at Dissenso Studio, São Paulo followed by additional recording at Kaum Estúdio, São Paulo between 2018-2019. Mixed by Muriel Curi (Dissenso Studio), mastered by Neto Grous (Absolute Master) with executive production courtesy of Ritual Productions.
Formed in 2015, in the riff metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil, Basalt unify elements of doom, black metal and dark experimental tones, subverting musical archetypes and create new extreme audio terrains. Harkening to the dense low-end, cavernous and intense depths of the heavy sonic, the band fuse this fury with extraordinary ambient and atmospheric scope, incorporating a unique channelling of influences and sounds. Melding rawness and discordance with progressive and expansive breadth, Basalt truly wield aural transgression and transformation.
Marcelo Fonseca – Vocals
Pedro Alves – Guitar/Vocals
Luiz Mazetto – Guitar
Leonardo Saldiva – Bass/Vocals
Victor Miranda – Drums
Available only as digipak with full colour 8 page ‘poster’ insert. The CD contains a bonus track ‘Dias de Passado no Presente’ as well as the remastered ‘O Coração Negro da Terra’ in its entirety!