Untamed wilderness – CANTIQUE LÉPREUX reveal cover and release date of 2nd album ‘Paysages polaires’

Québécois atmospheric black metal trio CANTIQUE LÉPREUX is set out to release their next installment, Paysages polaires, on Nov. 30 via Eisenwald.

The album was recorded and mixed by Blanc Feu, additional drum recording’s by François C. Fortin at La Boîte Noire Studio.
Final mixing and mastering by G. of the group Eos, with extra vinyl mastering executed by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios. The intriguing art decorating the release is a painting by Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913), Crevasses on the Giant Glacier – Mont Blanc Massif (1896).

Inspired by the frost-bitten regions of Québec, the title of CANTIQUE LÉPREUX’s second full-length directly translates to “polar landscapes,” exploring a recurring theme of the icy wilderness which makes up the majority of the band’s homeland.

Musically, Paysages polaires continues the nostalgic path laid out with the frosty, archaic tunes from the band’s debut album (Cendres Célestes, 2016) as the record carves itself into another 45-minutes of darkness, misery and gloom. Cold black metal for the ages.


Blanc Feu – vocals, guitars
Matrak – bass
Cadavre – drums


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