[cover artwork by Natalia Drepina]
A hauntingly doom spirit covers the world underneath a melancholic, Godless Veil.
Almost five years after the release of their latest long-player Sovran, DRACONIANannounce the release of their new epos, Under a Godless Veil, out October 30, 2020 via Napalm Records.
The upcoming full-length delivers a captivating mélange of dreary doom and contrasting vocals and is the second offering featuring stunning singer Heike Langhans. The first notes of the opener will immediately draw the listener into a void of interweaving beauty, coalescing with paralyzing depression that leaves nothing but the desire of total immersion in the whole record. Under a Godless Veil carries the legacy of gothic doom metal à la My Dying Bride into a new decade of the genre.
“To DRACONIAN, Under a Godless Veil is by far the most diverse album we have created. Inspired by some of the music closest to Johan’s heart; everything from traditional Doom to scaled-down, Gothic rock-inspired pieces and more. Some will perhaps describe the songs as more refined and meditative. Some ambient elements have been added to the mix without overshadowing the traditional characteristics that are DRACONIAN.
Resonating with the compositions, Anders’s lyrical direction is ambiguous and a progression of the first two-three albums, yet more subtle while embracing the Gnostic philosophy more directly. One could say Under a Godless Veil is an act of contemplation; About living and dying and remembering who we are in a strange, abrasive world far from home.“
Under A Godless Veil tracklist:
1. Sorrow of Sophia
2. The Sacrificial Flame
3. Lustrous Heart
5. Moon Over Sabaoth
6. Burial Fields
7. The Sethian
8. Claw Marks On The Throne
9. Night Visitor
10. Ascend Into Darkness
Under A Godless Veil will be available in North America the following formats:
-2LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
-2LP Gatefold Vinyl Gold – mailorder only (limited to 300)
-CD + Shirt Bundle
-2LP Black Vinyl + T-Shirt Bundle – USA mailorder only
-2LP Gold Vinyl + T-Shirt Bundle – USA mailorder only
Anders Jacobsson – vocals
Heike Langhans – vocals
Johan Ericsson – guitar
Daniel Arvidsson – guitar
Jerry Torstensson – drums
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