Since 2002, Glorior Belli have played black metal in its most daring form. Now the French black metal iconoclasts reemerge on Season of Mist with The Apostates, the latest and greatest in their canon of disparate black metal releases. Glorior Belli smashes all the orthodox black metal rules here honing their pitch-black extremity with sinewy and serpentine heavy rock riffs throughout. Ushered in by the sinister "Deserters of Eden," the 9-track collection proves once again that their left-hand path always travels forward. "Much has happened over the course of our 15 years of existence. Deals have been sealed and broken, notoriety built and destroyed, comradeships fixed and voided," notes the band. "It is a treacherous path, the one that we have chosen. 'Deserters of Eden' is a song that perfectly illustrates the progression in Glorior Belli's crusade...This song is dedicated to all of you, who walk a similar path, struggling against bigotry and abuse of all kinds!"