Following their stunning debut album “On The Steps of the Temple” (hailed by MetalSucks as “the proverbial needle in the instru-metal haystack”), the Arizona-based instrumental duo TEMPEL take their sound to the next level on their forthcoming sophomore effort “The Moon Lit Our Path”, due June 16 in North America,June 15 in the UK/EU and June 19 in Germany.
Recorded at guitarist Ryan Wenzel’s Phoenix-area Arrowhead Studio, “The Moon Lit Our Path” — which features intricate artwork by Lucas Ruggieri (Kylesa, Dragged Into Sunlight), as seen above — features five colossal tracks that mix progressive, black, death and post-metal into one mammoth sonic cocktail.
Today, TEMPEL is pleased to reveal the album’s opening track, the eight-minute composition “Carvings in the Door.” The song is now available as an “instant grat” download with digital pre-orders of the new album on iTunes and Bandcamp. Fans can also stream the track in its entirety on PureGrainAudio or directly below via YouTube.

Pre-orders of “The Moon Lit Our Path” on CD and gatefold 2LP are available now via the Prosthetic web shop, including an exclusive 180-gram clear vinyl variant limited to 200 copies worldwide. Also available for pre-order is a new vinyl pressing of “On The Steps Of The Temple,” the first two pressings of which sold out in short order last year.
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