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Part I 13:01
Part II 12:15


"Discernment" is a brand new EP and the first MOONKNIGHT release in 3 years (following the Rhuith split cassette on Tour De Garde). The 2 songs, simply titled "Part I" and "Part II", total nearly 26 minutes of cold, majestic and ethereal atmospheric black metal. It was written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Horus in a span of 5 days at his new home studio Hidden Fortress in Louisville, Kentucky.

On "Discernment", Horus experimented with an alternate arrangement where the guitars normally so prominent in MOONKNIGHT took a supporting role. Keyboards and synths were then utilized to create a shimmering atmosphere throughout the duration of the songs, with extended ambient passages adding to the icy melancholy.

"An absolutely brilliant listen. If Agalloch and Tangerine Dream had a baby it would sound like this..." - Matt Nielson

Features new cover art by regular collaborator William David Pollard.


released September 30, 2019

Recorded at Hidden Fortress
Louisville, Kentucky
July 2019

Horus is Moonknight

Art by William David Pollard



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