Canadian blackened death metal act NECRONOMICON have now premiered “Singularis Dominus,” the second new track from their forthcoming news studio album, Unus. The record will be released via Season of Mist on October 18. “Singularis Dominus” can be heard above.
“The Necronomicon originated as a fictional book in the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and grew into an extended literary in-joke as other horror writers organically added to the Cthulhu mythos. According to Lovecraft, it was written by Abdul Alhazred, ‘a mad Arab poet of the Yemen’, in 950 A.D. in Damascus. In many of the stories written by Lovecraft and his successors, merely reading or possessing the Necronomicon leads to insanity …or worse.” – “Sacred Texts“
“As the obsession with the Necronomicon grew over the years, a number of books emerged to fill the demand, most notably the Simon Necronomicon. This purports to be a Sumerian grimoire, translated from a Greek manuscript of shady provenance. Simon has recently published a fascinating account of the publication of his Necronomicon, Dead Names. The Chaosium Necronomicon is an anthology of fiction about the Necronomicon and several fictional Necronomicons, including a lovingly crafted pastiche by the late science fiction writer Lin Carter. A recent entry is Donald Tyson’s Necronomicon, which is firmly rooted in Lovecraft’s universe. Less satisfying is Al Azif, which is simply a couple of hundred pages of illegible script in an unknown language.”