Proud to be part of the forthcoming debut album "Alkahest" of Oculus Vacui, coming soon on double vinyl LP from Goatowarex:
Oculus Vacui is an embodiment manifested with the explicit purpose of devotion to the Dark Divine and the divulgation of hidden energies to unify with the vestiges of an ancient dormant Spiritual whole. And by recitation of the words of invocation and the chants within the practice of the rites of the Arte of Magic we unlock the boundaries of the Physical Plane and open the gates to the Void-Abyss.
Oculus Vacui lyrical content is that of which each text is a hymn to invoke the Dark Divine which originates in a vast foundation of Luciferian Gnosis and the Left Hand Path. The music of Oculus Vacui is best to be described as hypnotic due to its repetitive nature.
In ritual practice bringing forth sound vibration is a means for the creation of immaterial, spiritual substance. This sound, which in its pure essence, holds within transcendental qualities and vibrates in the Aether. It is an alchemical process of transmutation and of piercing through the levels of conscious comprehension into a state of altered consciousness hidden in the depths of an unconscious Void-Nothingness realm. The aim of these practices is to dissolve and nullify by unification in the state of Emptiness with the Dark Divine.
The concept of the lyrics and the title 'ALKAHEST' is to embrace that Voidness. 'ALKAHEST' is a hypothetical solvent able to dissolve every other substance, reducing it to Nothing.
Oculus Vacui is hailing from the Netherlands and is founded by "Void" and "Neshamah" who are the sole creators of the music, both guitarist and vocals. The lyrics are written by "Neshamah". The songs for the album 'ALKAHEST' were recorded during the months in mid 2018. "Omega" (of the bands Darvaza & Fides Inversa) joined up to play the drum tracks and Nordvargr (of MZ. 412) provided the ritual ambience tracks.