SECRETS OF THE MOON have dedicated their every thought and deed to magic: their tracks are happenings pertinent to all your senses and must remain an enigma for any listener wont to judge in a rational way exclusively; their concerts are fuelled by a Dionysian energy turning their performances into something more akin to a ritual. And yet, they never lose sight of the handicraft of their art -- with great passion, they create music with visionary atmospheres, not only being state-of-the-art technically, but also setting new standards not just in the field of Black Metal. With their new, powerful release "Antithesis", SECRETS OF THE MOON have multiplied all these strengths. "It is," as the great English Romantic Shelley once wrote, "a mistake to suppose that he [Satan] could ever have been intended for the popular personification of evil." "Antithesis" seems to be rooted exactly in that concept; in the art of SECRETS OF THE MOON -- the title of the album already points that out! -- the devil is not imagined in a conventional way, not as a mere inversion of Christian values.