DARKEST ERA have released a new video for the track ‘Beyond the Grey Veil’ on the same day that the band’s new album ‘Severance’ receives its European release via Cruz Del Sur Music. The video can be seen here:
Speaking about the new video, Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said: “Beyond the Grey Veil is the thematic centrepiece of the album. All roads lead to that song in some ways and it’s pretty representative of the kind of atmosphere we wanted to conjure up on Severance. Even Costin Chioreanu based the album artwork on it. The video was directed by Angus Mitchell, an extremely talented guy who was instantly on the same page as us in terms of the aesthetic we wanted to achieve.“
DARKEST ERA sophomore album “Severance” Compact can be purchased here.
The album has received a series of praising reviews by the metal press around the world, definitely showing DARKEST ERA taking a step ahead of their previous work “The Last Caress of Light”. The band is headed towards a more mature, introspective and darker song-writing.
Listen to a free streaming preview of “Severance” here. The album was recorded at Data Recording Studios in Ballyheigue, Ireland and produced by Chris Fielding and Darkest Era. The artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu.
Fantastic, isn’t it? The following are some early press’ comments:
“Excellent, well rounded and heartfelt metal.” – Worm Gear Zine
“If you love The Last Caress of Light as I do, then you will also love Severance.” – Last Rites
“This is Celtic metal redefined, the next wave of the Irish scene.” – New Noise (5/5)
“Die auf zwei Positionen umbesetzte Belfast-Truppe greift das Thin-Lizzy-Erbe einmal mehr gekonnt auf, metallisiert das Ganze aber in Primordial-Tradition, ist dabei allerdings melodischer, zugänglicher, passt in ein homogenes Miteinander von Skyclad, Doomsword und auch Atlantean Kodex.” (Rock Hard)
“The band utilizes songwriting as its greatest strength with tremolo picked guitar riffs and memorable vocals being featured throughout.” – Heavymetal.About.com (4/5)
“The core is melodic Maiden-esque metal — harmonized guitars and clean-sung choruses full of bluster and power — but Darkest Era incorporate anything and everything, from black metal tremolo riffs to folkish doom, all bent to the will of classic songwriting.” – Stereogum
Unfortunately, the vinyl version of the album has suffered a slight production delay, but it will be available worldwide by the beginning of July.
The CD format can be purchased directly from Cruz Del Sur Music e-store at this link.