Limited edition of 70 CS copies
CDR version on 23Productions in 2007
LP version on Aurora Borealis in 2008
released June 9, 2008
Recorded works compiled at the Incunabulan Tomb, Wisconsin
Artwork by Landsard
Wyrdskull - Common ritual tools, heavy-handed electro-overblood, vibrations of the unsilent dark tomes and the crossing of song and siege
Crimson Maaritkitaka - Cryptwyrm bloodlet and akashic magnet
Vragknacht the Two-Handed - Battle-ready bloodsong on tracks 5, 6, 10, 13
Hails to the following for the extra blood :
Rusellus Halfricus - Cemetery bloodsfuck and septic moan on tracks 6, 10
Apaculus - Bloodsaw and raven's call on track 1, battlesong on track 13
The Lung - Supplemental gifts of spit, blood and semen on tracks 1, 13
"Hailing from grim Wisconsin, WORMSBLOOD have honed their craft since 2002 on solstice and eclipse. They create "BLOOD SORCERY = Progressive Blackened Stenchcore". "In the stars" is a tumultous sonic cauldron overflowing with elements of true metal, noise, black metal, field recordings, free folk and eye of newt. Littered with occult references and clearly a work of some intelligence, "In the stars" baffles the listener as it drags them through the bleak Oshkosh woods in a lysergic Wild Hunt: from the ritual / field recording sounds of primitive percussion and the united voices of animal and man that give way to epic riffing and the deranged vocals of opener "Thundercall", its clear that these kids didn't have a lot of friends at school.
Sabbath-esque riffs, putrid thrashing, animal howls, primitive blast beats, cheap keyboards, broken throat vocals, necro production, guitar solos, abyssic noise, and a theatrical sensibility for the epic make WORMSBLOOD defy attempts to pigeon hole. Nay, they take the pigeon, sacrifice it on a primitive wooden altar to the spirits unknown and stuff the corpse in your hole. "Outsider Black Metal" seems to be the best match, but "In the stars" is so much more."
"...The Wisconsin band take in a variety of ear-sacking disciplines ranging from extreme thrash to trebly lo-fi black metal all the way through to eerie field recording-based soundscapes and abrasive electronic noise, and the execution is truly blistering. Members of fellow Aurora Borealis stars Burial Hex were involved in the making of this fearsome, multifacted racket, and its spirited take on underground metal is something not to be missed by fans of the genre..."
"Further BM tinged lunacy is apparent on the truly enigmatic collection of demos by Wormsblood, released as ‘In The Stars’ (...), this car-crash pile of Sabbath riffs, field recordings, sub-operatic chorals, and demented screams has to be one of the most intriguing and strangely satisfying releases of the year thus far."