Based in Santa Ana, California, MARE COGNITUM is one of the leading forces in the progressive black metal field. The band’s sole member, Jacob Buczarski has already proven his capabilities on his first two full-length releases – “The Sea Which Has Become Known” (2011) and “An Extraconscious Lucidity” (2012) – as well as on a revelatory conceptual split with Spectral Lore, “Sol” (2013). Since then, the American musician has refined his songwriting and production skills even more, and is ready to offer his third transcendental voyage through the cosmic regions of black metal. “Phobos Monolith” is an observation on the cold mysteries of space, on the origin of Life and on its ephemeral nature. In the saddle of wild riffs and majestic melodies, MARE COGNITUM travel fast with unbridled rage and melancholic abandon through colorful galaxies and placid sea of stars, to reach the boundaries of the Universe and enter the eternal abysses of Nothingness… And there they rest, finally at home.