Phendrana - Sanctum: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
Phendrana is a Post-Black Metal band from Mexico City. It was formed by Anuar Salum in 2012, when he was 12 years old. He recorded 2 demos and played some shows, sharing stages with bands like Alcest, Gehenna and Nader Sadek, before taking the project into a whole new direction in 2016 by changing the band's main focus and concept, incorporating atmospheric and progressive elements to his music, and eventually changing the name to “Phendrana”.
In October 2016, Phendrana signed to Sickness Records for a one album deal and began recording the debut album “Sanctum: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi”, which was finished in December, 2017 and soon to be released in January 8, 2018.
It is a conceptual album about a Sanctum, an ethereal place where lost souls find shelter. The album is divided in 7 parts: A description of the Sanctum, 3 transitions from different souls to it, 2 stories about the past lives of Sanctum inhabitants, and an ode to the night.
Recorded between October 2016-November 2017.
V-Where Ages Meet