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Damjan Stefanovic is a man who has worked with some of the most prolific bands in the Black Metal and quasi-Black Metal. This list includes the likes of Akercocke, Voices, and even Cradle of Filth. So it should come as no surprise that Damjan also has his own solo project called MRTVI, which has its debut album, Perpetual Consciousness Nightmare, which is due out on May 25th through Into the Night Records.

And now, thanks to the folks at that Into the Night Records and Dewar PR, is able to present an exclusive audio stream of the song “Existence Makes Me Sick” right here:

According to the band, Perpetual Consciousness Nightmare is “depicts the moments and thoughts following a young man’s suicide. It tells the story of his travels through what Buddhists described as the ‘intermediate stages’ between lives. After reflecting on his own thoughts and emotions, he slowly comes to realise that his work is unfinished; that life is a maze, a puzzle to be arranged and rearranged, and that his return to the physical realm is imminent.”

“I wanted a really full, oppressive, heavily layered sound,” Damjan said, “All the songs have at least 3-4 guitar layers at any one time, and each song has at least 3 vocal tracks. I wanted it to be stifling, like listening to a person’s madness or confusion subjectively.”

As for influences, he says that bands such as Mayhem, Portal, and Dodecahedron were important, as well as Canada’s underground act Thantifaxath, and London’s Voices. “I like bands that sound like they are trying to break the rules, I wanted to make music that sounds ‘wrong’,” he added.

Perpetual Consciousness Nightmare will be available as a limited edition CD, digital, and cassette formats on May 25th. You can place an order through the label’s official Facebook at THIS LOCATION. You can also check out MRTVI on Facebook at THIS LOCATION.

Exclusive stream provided by Dewar PR.