SOLEMN VISION Release New Single “Gates”

Music Video Premiered via DECIBEL

Watch HERE

New Album, ‘Despite The Rise of the Sun’,

Out October 20th — Pre-Order HERE

Brooklyn melodic death metal outfit SOLEMN VISION have released the next single off their upcoming sophomore full-length. The new track, titled “Gates”, is accompanied by a music video – which premiered exclusively with Decibel Magazine today.

The new studio album from the heavy-hitting quintet, ‘Despite The Rise of the Sun’, will see an October 20th release via Black Lion Records.

Commenting on their new single, the members of SOLEMN VISION share:

“‘Gates’ is one of our more intense tracks, written during the covid lockdown. Instrumentally, it provided a cathartic release for our pent-up energy & emotions. Lyrically, it summarizes a few things that Aaron has experienced while being a part of the local metal scene. The song can be interpreted to admonish ‘gatekeeping’, which has always been a problem within the scene.

For the music video, we wanted to show people that, as we hail from the melting pot that is New York City, these ‘Gates’ have no place in the SV camp, as we welcome all with open arms!”

Fans can check out the video premiere with Decibel Magazine HERE

SOLEMN VISION on the new album:

‘Despite The Rise Of The Sun’, the second full-length release from progressive melodic death metal quintet SOLEMN VISION, is tangible proof of hard work coming to fruition. Pre-lockdown, the band had already been working on songs that would become the bulk of the album. As the lockdown settled in, they kept working away, fueled by not only the frustrations and difficulties brought on by the pandemic, but by their increasingly impatient fans who wanted new music more than ever. As the world re-opened, SOLEMN VISION embarked on a 3-week tour of the Northeast and entered into an exciting new partnership with Black Lion Records setting them well on the path of bringing their vision to life.

Ranging from punishingly fast to soft and dark, ‘Despite The Rise Of The Sun’ maintains a rhythmic stasis throughout that becomes the album’s message: when faced with the ups and downs of challenge and adversity, finding a sense of balance is vital.

Pre-Order ‘Despite The Rise Of The Sun’ HERE

‘Despite The Rise of the Sun’ Track List:

1. Father From The Flame

2. Avarice

3. Gates

4. A Debt To The Wraith

5. On The Eve Of Silence

6. Sea Of Trees

7. Bane And Benumbed

8. Unfinished Tapestry

9. The Cerebral Labyrinth

10. Unfinished Tapestry (Acoustic Version) – Bonus Track



SOLEMN VISION was founded in the depths of Brooklyn, NYC as the rebranded version of its founders’ first concept, Spectral Voices. They kicked off strong in 2019 with the critically-acclaimed grassroots release of their debut self-titled record and quickly found themselves playing around New England, Montreal, and much of the mid-Atlantic metal circuit. Since then, the 5-piece powerhouse has built a fearsome reputation in the scene for their eclectic, worldly take on the genre.

It’s a rare ability to consistently deliver high-energy, interactive live performances that perfectly balances unadulterated musicianship with world-class showmanship and stage presence, yet SOLEMN VISION have demonstrated time and again that they can leave a trail of packed venues and spellbound audiences in their wake.

This competency comes from the perfect synergy of Aaron Harris’ powerful vocals, Mauricio Cornejo and Kadin Wisniewski’s masterful guitar playing, and the primally satisfying yet refined bass riffs of Anthony Rafferty — all tied together by Carlos Crowcell’s intuitively talented drumming.

With the announcement of their signing to Black Lion Records, and their sophomore album on the way, one thing is for certain. SOLEMN VISION are the embodiment of melodic death metal envisioned in a new light, and they’re ready to show it to the world.


Aaron Harris – lead vocals

Anthony Rafferty – bass

Kadin Wisniewski – guitar

Mauricio Cornejo – guitar

Carlos Crowcell – drums

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