XALPEN the Black Metal duo from Chile with their 6 song debut ''Black Rites''. Rough, satanic & vulgar. The troupe makes no prisoners on their 23 minutes debut. By XALPEN, the traditional blast beat reigns with some unconventional twists and turns that give the band some autonomy. Because between NECROPHOBIC, DISSECTION and the practiced black metallic purism, there is actually still a halfway nondescript niche in which ''Black Rites'' finds a home. What characterizes XALPEN and "Black Rites", however, is this sinister brutality, which they then sometimes even supersonically plays. Tape-Edition is limited 100 copies only.
1. Unsheathe the Dagger 04:53
2. Devourer of Light 04:14
3. The Magic of the Devil's Tobacco 04:20
4. Spirits of Darkness 04:40
5. Psilocybe 03:57
6. Leviathan's Tail 01:13 instrumental