Japetus

by Norilsk

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First official Norilsk release, this digital EP includes both "Japetus" and "Potsdam Glo". The CD also includes "Negatron" (Voivod cover).

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released July 22, 2014

Drums recorded by Mike Bond at Pebble Studios, Ottawa. Guitars, bass and vocals recorded by Jean-Philippe Latour at Studio En-Phase, Montréal. "Japetus" and "Negatron" were mixed and mastered by Mike Bond at the Bond Cave. "Potsdam Glo" was mixed and mastered by Jean-Philippe Latour at Studio En-Phase.

Photo credit: McCord Museum VIEW-1498.
Logo: Lili Pichette.

Music and lyrics: Nicolas Miquelon
Drums and backing vocals: Nick Richer


“Norilsk, named after Siberia’s most northern city, crank out some seriously heavy doom with a good pile of death metal and sludge swirled inside for an unhealthy dose of ear candy.” – Crown of Viserys

“This is a great EP if you are into the sound of intense music that can pump you up but also do so in a relaxing way.” – Canadian Beats

“Forging a sound bred from intensive sludge and post metal, the band creates bait and presence which seduces as it savages to leave the listener grinning insanely as its predatory instincts sonically disembowel the senses. There have been a wealth of impressive first assaults from bands this year but Japetus stands head and shoulders above most with ease (…) With that full-length imminent, Norilsk has made the most powerful and exciting entrance of any one this year. Japetus is aural brilliance ensuring that anticipation has nostrils flaring for the album.” – Ring Master Reviews

“For a doom band Norilsk sounds quite interesting. Their influences are varied. From Thergothon through old My Dying Bride to Celtic Frost. Add a bit of sludge and atmospheric post metal and you get a pretty good picture of this band.” – Lords of Metal

“Dieses Duo aus einer kleinen Stadt in der kanadischen Provinz Quebec hat sich mit Herz und Hirn dem DeathDoom, verschmolzen mit einer gewaltigen Portion Sludge, verschrieben.” – Obliveon Metal und Gothic Webzine

“You know those songs that get you from the very beginning? They got that hook and/or epic intro that just builds and builds into a complete and total aural assault. That’s the case with Norilsk’s debut single, “Japetus,” from their debut EP, Japetus.” – Yell Magazine

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Remote is the North, and long are its nights. Solitude is every man's friend and doom is his lullaby.

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Track Name: Japetus
Des vagues… plus fortes que des monstres marins
Plus grandes que des navires, plus larges que les côtes

Ensemençant les abysses
Crevant les cieux immenses
Le rock pesant, assourdissant
La terre noyée dans le tumulte

Le règne… de Japet

Plus puissant et plus vaste,
Plus ancien, au plus profond de la vie

Le règne… de Japet
Le règne… de Japet

Tout ce qui avait respiration, souffle de vie sur la terre sèche, mourut.
Tous les êtres qui étaient à la surface disparurent.
Depuis l’homme jusqu’au bétail, aux reptiles et aux oiseaux du ciel : ils furent exterminés.
[Le Déluge – Genèse, 7, 21-23]

Dépassé, emporté, étouffé,
Les eaux troubles, la vague,
Arraché, avalé, effacé,
L’abysse béant, guettant
Tomber, plonger, chuter
Le gouffre qui s’ouvre dessous

Infra Nos, Infra Nos
Japetus un enfer immuable
Engloutis ici-bas,
Le sens à la mortalité

Le règne… de Japet
Le règne… de Japet
Track Name: Potsdam Glo
The hollow vein
Cold whistling void
Sleeping like dead giants
On beds of eternal snows

Orogeny – blood of the potsdam
Temples of thee – bless the potsdam

Silver opacity, rise and condemn
Shine no Potsdam Glo