St. Louis Black Metal Unit STORMRULER Reveal Occult Opus “Upon Frozen Shores” & New Lyric Video

Watch New Lyric Video HERE


New Album, ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’,

Out this Friday, October 14

Pre-Order HERE


2023 European Tour with

Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral & Ingested Announced!

Fresh off of announcing their upcoming 2023 tour dates with scene giants Cannibal Corpse and Dark Funeral, St. Louis, MO black metal duo STORMRULER will soon release their new album, ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’, out this Friday, October 14 via Napalm Records! ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’ weaves epic tales of war, history, black magick and sorcery beyond the standard confines of black metal, birthing an unforgettable conceptual journey of legend that any metal fan would be remiss to ignore.


Following the album’s first two epic singles Sacred Rites & Black Magick and Internal Fulmination Of The Grand Deceivers, STORMRULER has revealed a grim and gripping third single alongside a new lyric video. “Upon Frozen Shores” weaves a sonic tale of occult doom atop triumphant soundscapes, breakneck rhythms and ghostly melodic passages – succeeding in convincing even the newest of genre converts.


STORMRULER says about “Upon Frozen Shores”:

“‘Upon Frozen Shores’ was chosen as the final offering of the album cycle for its grim nature and the diversity that it demonstrates within the record. Starting out of the gate with a mid-tempo pace and story-telling prose, it will sink the listener directly into the story told. In a way, it showcases all different aspects that this record has to offer – from slow mid-tempo riffage, to the imperial buzzsaw, to acoustic passages and more. We’re proud to present this song to you all and we can’t for everyone to experience ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’ in its entirety.”



Watch the Official Video for “Upon Frozen Shores” HERE

STORMRULER recently announced their upcoming support of Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral and Ingested on their 2023 European tour! The tour begins on March 10 in the Netherlands, hitting a massive number of major European cities before coming to an end in Nottingham, UK on April 23.

Tickets are on sale now – see below for all dates!

STORMRULER w/ Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral and Ingested – Europe 2023:

3/10 Hengelo, NET – Metropool

3/11 Speyer, GER – Halle 101

3/12 Lausanne, SWI – Metropol

3/14 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini

3/15 Pamplona, SPA – Sala Totem

3/16 Madrid, SPA – La Paqui

3/17 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2

3/18 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland

3/19 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann

3/21 Rennes, FRA – Antipode

3/22 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre

3/23 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik

3/24 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457

3/25 Prague, CZE – Palak Akropolis

3/26 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra

3/28 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk

3/29 Vienna, AUT – Arena

3/30 Cracow, POL – Hyde Park

3/31 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser

4/1 Coesfeld, GER – Fabrik

4/2 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt

4/4 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio

4/5 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben

4/6 Oslo, NOR – Inferno Metal Festival

4/7 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik

4/8 Aarhus, DEN – Train

4/9 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan

4/11 Hannover, GER – Capitol

4/12 Ledien, NET – Gebr. de Nobel

4/13 Antwerp, BEL – Trix

4/14 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie

4/15 Geiselwind, GER – Music Hall

4/16 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid

4/18 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy

4/19 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland

4/21 Manchester, UK – Academy

4/22 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

4/23 Nottingham, UK – Rock City



Pre-Order ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’ HERE:
STORMRULER broke out in 2021 with the avid subterranean support of their debut full-length, ‘Under A Burning Eclipse’ – subsequently garnering scores of acclaims upon its wide re-release via Napalm Records. The album, which Decibel Magazine called, “one of the best black metal albums of the year”, introduced STORMRULER’s beyond-their-years execution of raw, atmospheric black metal doused in extravagant lyricism.


Produced, mixed and mastered by Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios and featuring stunning artwork by Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design, upcoming sophomore album ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’ blisters with more unrelenting intensity while maintaining a haunting, visceral aura more ancient and foreboding than ever. As on ‘Under A Burning Eclipse’, between each song on ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’ is an intricately positioned interlude building the ambiance and steering the thematic intensity of the album.


STORMRULER says about ‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’:

“This album is on another level in comparison to our previous offering. It falls in the same vein of the melodic second wave black metal worship of ‘Under The Burning Eclipse’, but with a more intense and darker touch. It’s got the high speed buzzsaw attack we love, crushing grooves, solid leads, ambience within the interludes and acoustic passages, as well as lyrics that tell a story.”


Beginning with echoing, clean dual acoustic guitars, introductory interlude “Hymns Of The Slumbering Race” begins the procession of grand ascension and hair raising riffage to come. “Internal Fulmination Of The Grand Deceivers” flashes STORMRULER’s brand of Imperial Black Metal Warfare, shining with heavy bass and blast beats before cascading into icy atmosphere topped by smoke-cloaked vocals. Entrancing guitars match an ebb and flow of carefully paced interludes and merciless, speeding fury, showcasing standout leads and a blazing solo.

Similar epic songwriting, lush lyricism and skillful dynamics can be witnessed on tracks such as the brooding “Entranced Within The Moon Presence”, intricate “In The Shaded Vlasian Forest” and introspective, glistening “Along The Appian Way”. “To Bear The Twin Faces Of The Dragon” stages some of the most menacing sonic escapades and memorable leads of the 20-track offering, combining chants of sorcery with searing screams and waves of crushing melody, while tracks such as “Upon Frozen Shores” weave a sonic tale of occult doom atop triumphant soundscapes, breakneck rhythms and ghostly melodic passages. Closing battle opus “A Malice Dead & Cold” wraps the album with some of its most threatening riffs and heroic leads, fittingly drawing the curtain on the band’s sophomore excursion.

[2LP Gatefold Marbled White/Black/Blue – Napalm Mailorder only, limited to 300 worldwide]

‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’ Track List:

1. Hymns Of The Slumbering Race

2. Internal Fulmination Of The Grand Deceivers

3. Adrift Dark Halls Of Vinheim

4. To Bear The Twin Faces Of The Dragon

5. In Light Of Paleblood

6. Entranced Within The Moon Presence

7. Invocation Of The Black Sacrament

8. Sacred Rites & Black Magick

9. Oathpact

10. Ten Heralds, Ten Desolations

11. The Waters Of Iolamita

12. In The Shaded Vlasian Forest

13. Amid A Smear Of Crimson Cloud

14. Apparitions Across The Ravencrest

15. Sanguinare Vampiris

16. Upon Frozen Shores

17. Shadow Of The Golden Eagle

18. Along The Appian Way

19. By Winters Long Passed

20. A Malice Dead & Cold


‘Sacred Rites & Black Magick’ is available for pre-order in the following formats:

=> 4-page CD Digipak

=> 2LP Gatefold Black

=> 2LP Gatefold Marbled White/Black/Blue – Napalm Mailorder only, limited to 300 worldwide

=> Digipak & Shirt Bundle – Napalm RoW Mailorder only

=> Full Digital Album


Jason Asberry – Vocals, Guitars and Bass

Jesse Schobel – Drums & Vocals


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