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INNER SHRINE: Watch the Videos of “Tuchulcha”, “Ostium Paradisi” & “Vanth”!

Italian gothic metal band INNER SHRINE has opened the gates of the Etruscan demonic world with “AITA”, the new EP released on June 20th via Lands of Glory. Composed of 7 tracks for almost 22 minutes of playing time, “AITA” is an empirical and gothic journey through the underworld and dark demonic worlds of the ancient Etruscan people.

Three videos have been recently released, watch them below!

“AITA” is a mystical journey of brutal and gothic metal sounds through demonic worlds. Recorded in the studios of the Italian label Lands of Glory, it comes with 7 tracks representing the Etruscan demonic deities.

“Aita” is the theme song of the album. It’s dedicated to the Etruscan god of the underworld, believed to influence or control daily life. “Charun” is the ferryman who welcomes souls and takes them into the dark realm. It represents a sense of man's abandonment and submission to the underworld. “Vanth” is the female deity belonging to the underworld who held the scroll of destiny in her hand. She decides the fate of man in her dance. The song “Ipogeo Volumni” talks about the Etruscan underground tomb located 5 km southeast of the center of Perugia, on the Assisana Road, in the town of Ponte San Giovanni. This remarkable site dates back to the third century B.C. and is one of the few remaining examples of well-preserved underground Etruscan tombs. It represents the crucible of evil, altar and door to the Etruscan world of demons. “Tuchulcha” is an Etruscan demon from the underworld. Its best-known depiction is that of the Tomb of the Ogre in Tarquinia town, where it has a disheveled hair from which snakes emerge, a bird of prey's beak (probably a vulture's), donkey's ears and large wings. The torso and limbs have human features, the skin is yellowish. He is the most evil and ruthless demon that tears mortal souls apart. “Ostium Paradisi / Porta Inferorum” is the end of the dark journey in two interpretations. One towards the end of each life and the other towards the possibility of resurrection and a new possibility.


INNER SHRINE: Watch the Videos of “Tuchulcha”, “Ostium Paradisi” & “Vanth”!


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