As majestic as you'd expect.
Almost a decade into the band's inception, DEAD TO A DYING WORLD are still demonstrating why they're acclaimed as one of the most majestic black metal collectives. The Texas-based unit has now joined Profound Lore Records and will released their long awaited new album Elegy on April 19th, 2019.
Profound Lore have an excellent track record as far as melodic, elemental black metal releases go, and DEAD TO A DYING WORLD is another to add to that list. Elegy sees the band diving deeper into the glorious landscapes depicted in their cover art, entrancing listeners through various intertwined elements of black and doom metal with monolithic post-rock. Grand is but one word that can be used to define the ethereal composition.
Elegy dives into a post-human world, exploring loss, grief, and the dawn of a new ecology through the eyes of a lone wanderer grieving the end of humanity and reflecting on the temporal insignificance of man. Elegy is the third chapter in the band's trilogy (Litany, Reprise, Elegy), which explores personal relationships to the world by reflecting on the past, present, and impending future.
Billy Anderson took on production duties for Elegy, which features a cast of guest musicians, including Thor Harris (ex-Swans, Thor & Friends), Jarboe (ex-Swans), Dylan Desmond (Bell Witch), Emil Rapstine (The Angelus), Pablo C. Urusson (Sangre de Muerdago), and Tim Duffield (ex-Sans Soleil). the new contingent of guests helps elevate the narrative of Elegy to a new plateau. If this doesn't elevate your blood pressure, I don't know what will.
Elegy Track Listing: 1. Syzygy 2. The Seer’s Embrace 3. Vernal Equinox 4. Empty Hands, Hollow Hymns 5. Hewn From Falling Water 6. Of Moss And Stone
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD: Mike Yeager – vocals Heidi Moore – vocals Eva Vonne – viola Sean Mehl – guitar James Magruder – guitar John Schiller – bass Josh Dawkins – drums
Enjoy the wondrous album teaser below and keep your eyes peeled for pre-orders, which are set to arrive soon.
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD will be playing alongside a stacked lineup of talent at thus year's Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle between May 30th - June 1st. The unit will also be undertaking a West Coast tour following the album’s release, with an East Coast to follow this summer. Keep your eyes peeled for dates.
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD Live: 5/30/2019 Barboza – Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest [info]