Hailing from California, this collective of bands has developed an extremely singular, idiosyncratic sound away from the prying eyes of metal's aboveground, creating its own veritable dialect that, crucially, burns with the ancient flame of black metal. THE BLACK TWILIGHT CIRCLE's vision is an intensely personal and challenging one, and its myriad bands individually and collectively expand this vision whilst keeping it closely guarded, their incestuous nature a matter of aesthetics rather than necessity. Based around the Crepúsculo Negro label and strictly released on cassette and (rarely) vinyl formats, the documents to date of THE BLACK TWILIGHT CIRCLE have coursed through black metal's deepest underground, but they've nevertheless enthralled all who've gazed into their peerless wisdom. And now, as the wider international underground finally takes notice, four of the collective's most provocative bands present 43 minutes of Desert Dances and Serpent Sermons.
1. Volahn - Chamalcan (10:42)
2. Shataan - Caminando del Destino / Desert Smoke / Wells Run Dry (10:55)
3. Arizmenda - Ropeburn Mutilation on the Outskirts of Life (9:26)
4. Kallathon - Falling into the Horizon, Burning into the Black Twilight (12:44)