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Magnum Opus

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Brian M.
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Brian M. Fantastic proggy black metal that at times hinges on the cusp of avant-garde and hearkens back to UneXpect (albeit far more reserved). This is a fun album with a lot happening; yet it never loses control of its well-calculated chaos, keeping things very accessible and engaging. Would love to see this on vinyl! Favorite track: Ouroboros.
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hatbanger_ollie May has been a glorious month for black metal with no less than TWO possible AOTY albums seeing its release on the very same day! (this one and SISYPHEAN). The saxophone parts really turn this into an instant masterpiece! Favorite track: Planes of Our Existence.
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Hayduke X Magnum Opus is an absolute masterpiece of progressive black metal (with sprinklings of death metal thrown in for good measure) by one of the best bands in this style. IATT triumph once again. Favorite track: Demiurgos (Architect of Disaster).
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about

IATT is pleased to once again team up with Black Lion Records for the follow up to
2019’s Nomenclature; our new full length album entitled Magnum Opus.
We’ve meticulously crafted this album to leap from where Nomenclature left us
thematically. The listener is catapulted from the 1700s (Arsenic Ways) further
back in time to a much darker, older world and the esoteric sciences of Alchemy.
It was in this time man aimed to harness the world around him, bending the natural
elements in a quest to obtain power, knowledge, control, and even immortality
itself. Alchemy was the key to unlocking the secrets of existence and elevating
one’s self to the pinnacle of enlightenment through transmutation and
manipulation of the earthly elements. It was only through the process of Magnum
Opus (the great work) that alchemists could harness the elementals in their purest
form to create the Philosopher’s Stone - the key to power, enlightenment, and
immortality.
Just as in alchemy itself, creating this album has been a journey of transformation
for us; a period of great growth as individuals and as a unit. It’s through adversity,
struggles, and the forging of the elements - of literal blood, sweat, and tears - we
strive to transcend and elevate to our highest selves, “the great work”, Magnum
Opus.

credits

released May 27, 2022

Jay Briscoe - Vocals/Bass
Alec Pezzano - Guitar/Orchestral
Joe Cantamessa - Lead Guitar
Paul Cole - Drums


ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION &
PERFORMANCES BY

BEN KARAS (THANK YOU SCIENTISTS, WINDFAERER) - VIOLIN
(SERVITUDE, SUBJUGATE | ELIXIR OF IMMORTALITY I EXCULPATE, EXONERATE,

SEVEN WANDERING STARS)
JAKEJake SUPERCHI (UADA) - VOCALS (SEVEN WANDERING STARS)

JORGEN-MUNKEBY (SHINING, EMPEROR) - SAXOPHONE(OUROBOROS)

ZACH STROUSE (BURIAL IN THE SKY) - SAXOPHONE, (PRIMA MATERIA, PLANES
OF OUR EXISTENCE)

DARYL BAKER - GUITAR SOLO (PRIMA MATERIA)

PRODUCED BY JOE CANTAMESSA MIXING & MASTERING BY MARCOS CERUTTI

COVER ARTWORK BY ADAM BÚRKE/NIGHTJAR ILLUSTRATION

ALBUM LAYOUT & ADDITIONAL
ARTWORK BY ALEC PEZZANO/VITALSIGN MEDIA

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IATT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Extreme Metal / Progressive Black Metal / Death Metal
from Philadelphia PA

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