Lyrically ‘The Great Mortality’ delves into the dark and macabre history of the Black Death that swept across Europe from 1348 onward. Each track explores the sadistic nature of mankind during this time of despair and the violent acts and atrocities they committed to their fellow man. The lyrics also explore the control that the Church had over the people and how they imposed fear that the plague was God’s wrath.
The cover depicts a lone Plague doctor who has contracted the disease and therefore pushing forth the notion that there is no hope and that all mankind is doomed.
Beautifully Illustrated by the very talented Richey Beckett, he has captured the sombre tone of the record and it compliments the bleak songs we have composed.
- Limited Tour Edition CD (SOLD OUT) – 100 copies pressed on vinyl effect CDs housed in 100% recycled card sleeves and hand numbered.
- Vinyl (SOLD OUT) – 300 copies pressed on transparent splatter effect vinyl. Released on Cacophonous Records.
- Cassette (SOLD OUT) – 100 copies. Limited Edition C44 release pressed on Cocoa Brown cassettes, housed in handmade hessian bags and stuffed with straw.
- Cassette (SOLD OUT) – 100 copies produced on purple, green, yellow and orange cassettes.
- CD Box Set (SOLD OUT) – 50 hand crafted collector boxsets containing digipack edition of the album, t-shirt, poster, patch, incense and holder, stuffed with straw and branded with The Infernal Sea logo.