With their debut full-length album “Lupercalia” now in its third repress, and with work progressing on their next studio album, Atmospheric Black Metallers SELVANS will celebrate the closing of the first chapter of their activity with a special live album on Avantgarde Music. This album “Hirpi”, will be released today. The five-track album consists of four tracks that cover all three of SELVANS releases to date, which, aside from “Lupercalia”, also include the “Clangores Plenilunio” EP, and the 2016 split with DOWNFALL OF NUR. The other track will be a cover of DRAUGR’s “Furore Pagano” in a tribute to the band whose demise gave birth to SELVANS.
“Hirpi” was recorded in Pescara, Italy, during two separate live performances. The first recording took place on the 26th April 2016 when SELVANS performed a special memorial concert for their former vocalist and drummer, the late Jonny Morelli, whilst the the second took place later in the year on the 16th December. The lineup on the album consists of Haruspex on vocals and Fulgiriator on guitars, together with session musicians Acheron on guitars, Cordyceps M on bass, and HK on drums. Former DRAUGR members Triumphator and Stolas joined the band on stage on guitars and bass respectively to perform “Furore Pagano”.
The unique “Faun’s Procession” artwork was conceived by Haruspex and brought into being by the Italian artist Umberto D’Ottavio. Track listing on “Hirpi” is as follows:
2. Hirpi Sorani
3. O Clitumne!
4. Furore Pagano (Draugr cover)
5. Pater Surgens