LUNAR SHADOW To Release Highly Anticipated Third Album, ‘Wish To Leave’, in March. Repressing of debut album “Far From Light” available in February.

German metallers LUNAR SHADOW will release their third studio album, “Wish To Leave” on March 19 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

“Wish To Leave” marks a change in direction for LUNAR SHADOW — after two well-received albums of heavy metal-meets-Scandinavian black metal, founder, guitarist and songwriter Max Birbaum had other, more experimental things in mind, namely, taking the band into indie/post-punk territory:

“It certainly sounds different and I suppose many people won’t like it,” he says. “I’m really looking forward to the release; a little controversy in difficult times might just be what everyone needs right now.

“The guitars are taken back a little this time, the gain on our amps is lower, the bass is more prominent. No fast shredding, no wild riffing. But our pants are still tighter than they should be and our boots are pointy — it’s a good album to have a drink to and forget about your problems. Or make them worse… that depends.”

The follow-up to 2019’s “The Smokeless Fires” was recorded from July to November 2020 in Leipzig under the careful eye of engineer/producer Max Herrmann; V. Santura of DARK FORTRESS and TRIPTYKON fame is responsible for mastering. The artwork was created by renowned Russian artist Denis Forkas Kostromitin.

Birbaum previously announced plans to cease all LUNAR SHADOW live activities after their now-postponed appearance at the 2020 Party.San Open Air festival.

“Wish To Leave” track listing

  1. Serpents Die
  2. Delomelanicon
  3. I Will Lose You
  4. To Dusk And I Love You
  5. And Silenced Screamed
  6. The Darkness Between The Stars

At the same time, Lunar Shadow and Cruz Del Sur Music decided to repress the long-sold out debut full length of the band in February. “Far From Light” repressing will be available in BLACK VINYL, LMT 400 copies, INSERT & DOWNLOAD CODE.

Pre-order: https://tinyurl.com/y373lt6v – available on Feb 15, 2021.

LUNAR SHADOW: “Far From Light” to be released on CD/LP/DIGITAL, March 10

LUNAR SHADOW’s “Far From Light” ’s release has been officially postponed to March 10, 2017 in order to secure the same release-date for both the vinyl and the compact disc versions. This is a very good news as we came to an agreement with the band to release the album on vinyl as well. 16121463_1207837175938852_958834365_o

The “Far From Light” LP will be released in a regular BLACK vinyl and in a limited GOLD run of 150 copies, called “The Gold Of Asura”-Edition. Both will include an insert with lyrics and the usual download code for digital files as in all other Cruz Del Sur Music vinyl releases.

Far From Light”was recorded and produced by S. (SULPHUR AEON) and contains 8 songs for a total running time of about 60 minutes.

Recommended for all fans of Solstice, Atlantean Kodex, Dark Forest, old Manowar, Bathory, Dissection and Slough Feg.