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Renowned black metal outfit, turned mysterious “doomgrass” precentor Xasthur, has released a studio sessions EP titled Aestas Pretium MMXVIII, through their new label Prophecy Productions. Previously only available physically on the road during the band’s recent month long tour with Wino and Six Organs Of Admittance, the Aestas Pretium MMXVIII EP is now available to all, at digital streaming services.

Stream Aestas Pretium MMXVIII:
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Spotify –

The sessions EP arrives ahead of the band’s upcoming performance at the Shadow Woods IV Fest in Camp Hidden Valley, MD on September 13th. Full lineup and tickets are can be found at

Following that Festival appearance, Scott Conner, Chris Hernandez and Rachel Roomian (today known as Xasthur) will enter the studio in October to professionally record their first full-length together, as well as the first of many albums with Prophecy Productions.

Additionally, Xasthur are confirmed to perform at Prophecy Productions’ inaugural Prophecy Fest USA in Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory at 8PM on November 2nd.

Aestas Pretium MMXVIII Tracklisting:
Against Your Will
Question The Reflection
Western Spanish
You Lose
Xasthur is:
Scott Conner – guitar, bass, music, lyrics
Chris Hernandez – guitar, bass, vocals
Rachel Roomian – bass

Xasthur US Tour Dates 2018
Thu 9/13 – Camp Hidden Valley, MD – Shadow Woods IV Fest
Fri 11/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (Prophecy Fest USA)