Coming from the Brazilian southernmost misty mountains, PATRIA is one of the most imminent black metal bands in South America today, and was founded in 2008 by the multi-instrumentalist Mantus and the vocalist Triumphsword, both veteran musicians from the local black metal bands Mysteriis and Thorns of Evil. Musically, they track under the tenuous line between black metal and experimental avant-garde music, mixing the South American metal madness with the classic and dark Scandinavian vein. Drawing influences from many different types of music but keeping the harsh shape of the black metal core … Twisted, dirty & melodic in its own way!
“Magna Adversia”, the band’s sixth full-length, was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar). The album features Asgeir Mickelson (Ihsahn, Sarke, Borknagar, Spiral Architect…) on drums and Fabiano Penna (Rebaelliun) as special guest on the orchestrations. The cover art was made by guitarist Mantus, known in the graphic art world as Marcelo Vasco, who already worked for major bands like Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, Dark Funeral, and Hatebreed, to name a few.
Check out my interview with them for Antichrist Metalzine.
Also, here is their lyric video for Axis.