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Formed in 2001, Spanish troop NOCTEM was borne out of the kind of frustration that makes for great extreme metal songwriting. It’s founders cradled by the ideals of violence exaltation, misanthropy and antithesis to the totality of the absurd religions created this most excellent machine of War, which advances by leaps and bounds among the ranks of a putrid and poor social values infested civilization.

After a couple of demos and a live record, Noctem released ‘Divinity,’ their debut album in 2009. Since then the quintet has hit the road hard and shared stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Gorgoroth and Incantation. Earlier this year, Noctem entered the studio to work on their sophomore full-length Oblivion, the 11-song album that will hit North American stores Oct. 25th.

Starting today, AOL’s Noisecreep is streaming the track Universal Disorder off the upcoming release, Oblivion. Read an official statement from Noctem about Universal Disorder at Noisecreep and check out the track HERE.

Cover artwork for Oblivion was created by Marcelo Vasco, a Brazilian designer who worked with NOCTEM on Divinity’s cover and is also known for his work with bands like Dimmu Borgir, Dark Funeral, Satyricon, Belphegor, Gorgoroth just to name a few.

Oblivion tracklisting:
1. Popol Vuh
2. The arrival of the false gods
3. Universal disorder
4. Abnegation and brutality
5. Invictus
6. Sons of Hun-vucub
7. Seeking the ruin of souls
8. Unredemption
9. Q’uma’rka’aa’j
10. A borning winged snake
11. Oblivion

Here is what press worldwide has already had to say about NOCTEM’s Oblivion:

“A fantastic production … what a level!!!” Metal Hammer

“Two years removed from their debut full-length Divinity, Spain’s NOCTEM are back with a vengeance. Their latest creation is Oblivion, a mighty opus of Blackened Thrash and Death Metal that spills as much onyx blood as it does scream forth a righteously enhanced sound. Fervent and intelligent, Oblivion is an appropriately superior successor to a strong debut that unfortunately fell upon too few ears. This time around: listen up. Your attention should be directed towards NOCTEM and their latest evolutionary stride.” The Metal Observer (8/10)

“Oblivion remains a captivating and intriguing listen, its creators cranking out a seemingly effortless series of blackened hymns, controlled chaos and beautiful blasphemy that deserve a wider audience and greater exposure. On the strength of this album’s nigh unstoppable energy and ferocity, they may just get it, too.” NoCleanSinging.com

The Spanish death metallers have surpassed themselves this time with their new album. Not only is the brilliant artwork of the CD cover full of imagination, but also the songs themselves. NOCTEM goes out all guns and full of energy and power. The Whiplasher (10/10)

“Simply outstanding.” RockTotal.com (9.5/10)

“On the band’s second album NOCTEM continues undeterred with the style which they debuted, forever securing a place on my CD shelf… We are dealing with a young band that have not invented anything new, but instead have taken something already known and upgraded it using a little creativity.” MetalZone.dk (7/7)

“…what an Armageddonblast! This release is an 11 song and heavy nails, which leaves no wish unfulfilled… this second album the band has everything what others promise. The guys are gloomy, angry, aggressive and brutal, and always a little better than the competition.” Heavy-Metal.de (9/10)

“‘High-Energy High-Tech-Black-Death-Armageddon’ is indeed a very appropriate name for this broad of an album. At the highest level and beat the Spaniards bludgeon through eleven tracks; a fast, aggressive, brutal, and just more extreme than the others.” Metal.de (8/10)

“Oblivion is the second album from Spain’s premier blackened-death metal act NOCTEM, following on from their 2009 debut Divinity. After releasing their first album through Relapse Records, NOCTEM have since found themselves a new home on the UK’s Rising Records, and have apparently upped their song-writing game tenfold along the way…With Oblivion, they’ve delivered an impressively heavy and accomplished record that, if there is any justice, should expose them to a much wider audience.” Unchecked-Aggression .com