Above the sphere of experiential wisdom found in the work of Helleborus laid a vast tapestry of human experience woven in the tales of ancient Deities. Steeped in the mythology and mysticism of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the Houseman Brothers explore forgotten paths of history, extracting unknown lore and threads of truth. Out of this journey emerged the studio project “Akhenaten”, which parallels themes found in Helleborus.
“The album is a mural of epics from Egypt and Mesopotamia.
It tells stories of belief, warfare, men and Gods.”
– Jerred Houseman
Drawing on the diverse wisdom and sound of the ancient world, their debut album “Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla” is an epic soundscape of exotic, monstrous visions and elusive melodies that haunt like a half-remembered dream. Akhenaten’s flourishing sound is rooted in blackened death metal, suffused with the exotic instrumentation and rhythmic structures of the ancient Near and Middle East. Sharing the exclusive characteristics of bands such as Al-Namrood, Narjahanam, Melechesh and Kartikeya – AKHENATEN whispers to the most remote regions of primal memory.
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