With just one week to go before the release of Black Harvest, GREEN LUNG have premiered a new lyric video for their single “Upon The Altar”. ‘Black Harvest’, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2019’s Woodland Rites, will be released via Svart Records on October 22, 2021. The track is available to stream on all digital platforms – alongside three other singles. ‘Black Harvest’ will be available on heavy-weight vinyl, CD, and digital formats, and is available to pre-order here
GREEN LUNG vocalist Tom Templar comments: “With only a week to go until the release of Black Harvest, we thought we’d celebrate by releasing a lyrics video for our latest single Upon the Altar, chopping up some of our favorite altar scenes from sleazy 70s horror movies. Upon the Altar is a tribute to all these movies – especially Dracula AD 1972 – and you should go check all of them out ahead of Halloween. Also, be forewarned – this video is definitely not in any way safe for work.’’
Black Harvest is already collecting accolades from the press, with Metal Hammer scoring the album 8 out of10, and The Guardian summarising its appeal as Green Lung offering “an occultish vision of Britain that fits neatly into the alternate England also inhabited by director Ben Wheatley’s rural eccentrics, fanzine Weird Walk’s doomy pagan ramblings and Cornwall’s eerie Museum of Witchcraft.”
Recorded at Giant Wafer Studios in rural mid-Wales over the course of two weeks with longtime producer Wayne Adams (Petbrick, Big Lad), before being mastered by John Davis at Metropolis (Led Zeppelin, Royal Blood), Black Harvest is a more expansive and textured record than anything the band has done before, boasting a cinematic quality and more attention to detail. All samples were sourced from the local countryside and from instruments found in the studio, including the haunting opening vocal of The Harrowing which was recorded on a whim after the band broke into the local church (the organ can be heard creaking in the background).
Picking up where the self-released Woodland Rites left off, on Black Harvest, GREEN LUNG continues to draw inspiration from Britain’s rich history of folklore, from witchcraft, and from cultish horror films. Nature – as always – is woven into the fabric of the songs; this time around the album was recorded in late autumn, and the seasonal atmosphere seeped into the music, which is redolent of mists, falling leaves, and the crumbling glory of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London, the city the band calls home.
GREEN LUNG recently completed a run of UK dates ahead of the release of Black Harvest. More dates will continue to be announced; the band will play Damnation Festival 2021 and Desertfest 2022.