I Sense Darkness in Your Future, Pt. II: Khthoniik Cerviiks


I sense more darkness in your future…

…and it lurks just ahead in the vile form of a band I’ve never heard of/can’t properly spell: Khthoniik Cerviiks. They’re a nasty black/death metal trio with an unhinged style of voracity that makes them seem right at home on Iron Bonehead with bands like Bölzer as their label-mates. Right now, Cvltnation is streaming “The Grand Sidereal Swindle” from the forth-coming demo tape debut, Heptaedrone. You’ll have to click on that link because embedding Soundcloud is a very mysterious artform which I have not yet mastered.

For all the illiterate plebeians who don't know what a shoggoth is.

For all the illiterate plebeians who don’t know what a shoggoth is.

“The Grand Sidereal Swindle” is a slimy, slithering shoggoth of a track, snaking back and forth between swarming discord and a more calculated ugliness. At 0:35, a grisly bark introduces you to Khthoniik Cerviiks‘ morbid imitation of harmony: twin-tremolos that fling you headfirst into a downward spiral of absolutely hateful atmosphere.

The music is in perpetual mutation throughout, constantly and abruptly shifting from passage to passage with disorienting brevity. It’s an unrelenting salvo of frantic, blackened riffs and whirlwind percussion, and every left turn it takes will break another one of your fragile human vertebrae.

Heptaedrone is set for release on August 15. Don’t miss this. It sounds like it’s going to be killer. Here’s the tracklisting if you want it. All it tells me is that these dudes fucking hate suffiikses.

1. KhtonHeptaedroneiik Cerviiks Exhalement

2. The Grand Sidereal Swindle

3. Colliding Spheres Bend Solar Years

4. Elektriik Redeemer

5. Magmatiik Moil

6. Black Hole Neurotransmission

7. Moraines Of Molten Light (Khtoniik Cerviiks Inhalement)

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  • Tyree

    “Soundcloud is a very mysterious artform” isn’t that the truth, Lol. I did listen to the song by KHTONIIK CERVIIKS on CVLTNation a few days ago and really dug it. They remind me of Revenge or Conqueror at times. Very very aggressive and hateful sounding. Another thing to add to the cart I guess 😉

  • ” For all the illiterate plebeians who don’t know what a shoggoth is…. ”

    The hell with that shoggoth! WTF is the critter crawling across the ground!?!?


    Oh, that reminds me of the Critter song.


  • Gurp

    A band whose name roughly means Old God’s vagina. What’s not to like?


      I’m listening to it on a pretty solid set up here. It’s really, really raw. I’m not sure that your set up will matter too much.

      • Gurp

        If I had to put money on it, I’d say ‘Kthoniik Cerviiks’ is a heavily stylized way of writing ‘Cthonic Cervix’.

        I’m on a Mac Mini here at work. Absolutely zero bottom end on these things. Makes everything sound kvlt.

  • W.

    @george_lynch:disqus and anyone else curious, the album art is by an awesome surrealist artist named Zdzisław Beksiński.

    • Sweet mother of God…..


      • W.

        Did you just go tripping through his realm of horrors?

        • Yup, can’t say I really want to go back either!


        • Guppusmaximus

          You’ve got to be on a bad trip to produce this kind of scary shit…

          • W.

            I’m pretty sure he killed himself.

          • Christian Molenaar

            No, his caretaker’s son and a friend stabbed him.

          • W.


          • CyberneticOrganism

            Or just Polish

          • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

            very well said :S

    • RuIN?

      Yeah. The artwork is grabbing me by the junk, whereas the black metal stylings of the band are not. Some serious shit going on in that brain of Mr. Beksinski.

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    Nice find, I’m really liking this series.

  • Guest

    I am a sucker for good artwork. This is one of my favorites:

    • JWG

      Almost fittingly, for a moment I thought that logo said “Nom Nom”.

  • Xan

    I am a sucker for good artwork. This is a favorite of mine:


    i love dave patchett’s stuff, there is always so much shit going on in his paintings.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      I like the Bosch vibes he goes for at times.

  • geddy

    Dragonfly Delirium Tremens

    Oh, you sick bastard – drunk and motherless to boot!

    Who will shake alongside you come your flight unto nightmares?

  • I started my journey into metal as a transition from 80’s cock rock. This band reminds me of the first time I heard Show No Mercy; just something ‘off’ and ‘evil’ about it. Love it!

  • Stockhausen

    Dude, nice use of “salvo.” Also, I like this band. It’s like a soundtrack to not blinking for a year.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    My research suggests that the great sidereal swindle may refer to the initial full day that elapses in a year of the sidereal calendar (time scale based on the Earth’s rate of rotation measured relative to the fixed stars) as opposed to the solar calendar.

    Also, gnarly tune!

  • Call the Slambulance

    http://misosxanthropos.bandcamp.com/album/compilation-ii-from-dusk-to-dawn I’m really confused by this. These two records have the same art, but this band is nowhere on this compilation.

  • Óðinn