Worms of the Earth

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Nightside Of Creation EP

The Nightside Of Creation EP

All Tracks written and produced by Worms of the Earth.
Mastered by Mattias Fridell

Last year I was contacted by Portuguese techno label Reaktivate and asked to work on a release with them. I used this EP as an opportunity to experiment a bit with my sound to see if I could mutate into something more technoid which retained the best aspects of my previous works. At the time I was still working with Qliphothic currents, and hypnotic, atmospheric, techno-leaning industrial music seemed to be a fitting vessel for audio gateways into this path. The EP is broken into two sections: the first, Corridors Of The Abyss is brand new completely techno focused material that I wrote specifically for this release. These are more cold and mechanical in tone, sort of a more contemporary view of the Qliphothic tunnels. The second part, The Desert Of Ghogiel, are tracks that I had already written for a future full length and decided to re-work them to fit into the paradigm I was working in for this release. On these tracks I aimed at progressing the sound I was doing on the Anagami album, and focused again on the organic, ethno sound and incorporated various ethnic percussion and melodic instruments.

Press release.
Worms of The Earth and Portuguese techno label Reaktivate have joined forces to bring you The Nightside of Creation EP. Once again, Worms plunges the listener into the darkened abyss of Qliphotic forces, this time invoked through ritualistic industrial-strength techno for black adepts! This new work takes his existing style of highly atmospheric tribal-influenced rhythmic noise and transmutes it into an evocative techno paradigm for conquering the darkest currents of the human psyche. For fans of deep chthonic chasms and blackened, transcendental dance music.

Part I: Corridors Of The Abyss
1. Veil Of The Abyss
2. Aleph
3. Daleth

Part II: The Desert of Ghogiel
4. Seeking Wisdom Once Lost
5. The Pyramid Beyond The Desert
6. Talisman Of Wind
7. The Pyramid Beyond The Desert (A Thousand Details Remix)

Available in digital and limited edition hardcopy packaged in cardboard sleeve.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Worms of the Earth + Wychdoktor in Albany 4/16/16

For the second show announcement of the year, I'll be returning to Albany NY for the first time since 2011 to play with fellow tribal/industrial shaman Wychdoktor on April 16th.  It will be his first show in the US so of course this will be an event to witness!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

New live date (3-16-16)

I will be sharing the stage with the legendary industrial act Leather Strip on the richmond date of his upcoming Zoth Ommog tour happening on March 16. The tour also features the Metropolis records act The Ludovico Technique. In addition, there will be a CD release party for my dark electro band Venal Flesh who will be releasing our debut full length Worshiping At The Altar Of Artifice via Alfa Matrix on March 18.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

New review of Sitra Achra

Two new, and very positive, reviews came in recently for Sitra Achra.

First, from the German zine Necroweb:


and Secondly from the American I Die: You Die:


"With the previous two WotE releases Barrett successfully experimented with finding a new voice and spirit for the project, but in consolidating that journey with Sitra Achra he has legitimately established himself as a producer in the broader dark music fields (leaving aside specific sub-genres) who simply cannot be overlooked."

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sitra Achra

Sitra Achra
April 2015

All tracks written, produced, and mastered by Worms of the Earth
Art + layout by S.alt

Industry8 and Worms Of The Earth present Sitra Achra, their second release together. With this release Worms Of The Earth have challenged themselves to expand their sound . Worms Of The Earth design their soundscapes around deep tones, vocal samples of sacred and profane origins, and dense atmospheric drones. The overall effect is a contemplative atmosphere with a palpable feeling of tension. On Sitra Achra, Worms Of The Earth expand their sound by adding hand percussion and ritual instruments. These ritual instruments and hand percussion; bone, gong, bell and djembe, add an additional human sound that punctuates the meditative drones. The djembe magnifies the deep sounds. The bell adds a clear tone identifiable above the gauzy din. These developments not only remove the sense of isolation but allow identification. This development in Worms Of The Earth's sound is what defines Sitra Achra, a quest to the Qliphoth. A journey in sound accompanied by the nuanced illustration of Ant-Zen founder Salt.

SITRA ACHRA is the fourth full length and second dark ambient album, acting as the spiritual successor to 2013’s incredibly well received AZAL’UCEL, for ethno-industrial/ritual ambient project WORMS OF THE EARTH. Already drawing frequent comparisons to dark ambient masters Raison d’etre, Sephiroth, and In Slaughter Natives, on this record Worms explores even murkier and more illusory aural territory. Ancient, chthonic tribal and gritty industrial elements coalesce with layers of arcane drones, ethereal choirs, and transcendent eastern melodies to open the gateway to the darkest corners of the human psyche in an attempt to explore and understand the inverse realm of primordial chaotic energies, the Qliphoth. SITRA ACHRA features a greater focus on organic, ritual instruments played by hand - including djembe, gong, bells, bones, etc, along with a plethora of hardware synthesizers. Another focal point is the creation of deep tracks with numerous subtle complexities – headphone listening is strongly encouraged! SITRA ACHRA is by far the most hauntingly atmospheric, powerful, and spiritually potent material crafted by the project to date which continues the classic, visionary sound of the late Cold Meat Industry.

Limited edition of 262 hand-numbered copies.
Released April 21st, 2015 on industry8

1. Malkuth – The World Dissolves and Reveals Sitra Achra
2. Gamaliel – Corrupted Sanctuary of Fire
3. Gnarled Roots Suspend the Ruined Temple
4. Path of Samekh
5. Thagirion – Mired In a River of Drowned Bodies
6. Path of Zamradiel
7. Satariel – Field of Apocryphal Monuments
8. Excising the Last Vestiges of Ahamkara


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

new review of Sitra Achra from Brutal Resonance

Brutal Resonance gives Sitra Achra a 9.5/10! The review is quite long and in depth so I'm just going to link to it:

[ read it here ]