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Apostle Of Solitude premiere the first single »Apathy In Isolation« taken from their upcoming album »Until The Darkness Goes«

American doom metal quartet Apostle Of Solitude premiere the first single »Apathy In Isolation« taken from their upcoming full-length album, »Until The Darkness Goes«, set to release on November 12th, 2021 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

The band comments: “We are happy to share with you & hope you enjoy the first single release from our new album, »Until The Darkness Goes«, available next month.”

Cruz Del Sur Music adds, “We’re extremely proud to present the first track off upcoming Apostle Of Solitude’s album »Until The Darkness Goes«. What a proper title for the weird times we are living!
Compact Disc and Digital will be released on Nov 12 (Nov 19 in US), LPs in early 2022. By purchasing the LP in pre-order you will receive a download code the moment CDs are shipped (Nov 5). Also available »Deeper Than The Oceans« T-shirt with exclusive design by Annick Giroux.”

01. When The Darkness Comes
02. The Union
03. Apathy In Isolation
04. Deeper Than The Oceans
05. Beautifully Dark
06. Relive The Day

Courtesy of ClawHammer PR:

Indianapolis (IN) – Doom titans Apostle Of Solitude will release their fifth studio album, »Until The Darkness Goes«, this November via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Apostle Of Solitude – featuring vocalist/guitarist Chuck Brown, guitarist/vocalist Steve Janiak, bassist Mike Naish and drummer Corey Webb – initially planned to record the album in late 2020, but health and safety concerns over the global pandemic pushed the start date to May 17 of this year. Once again, the band hunkered down in Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana, with long-time producer/engineer Mike Bridavsky at the helm.

According to Naish, the goal heading into the creation of »Until The Darkness Goes« was to write shorter, more compact songs, with an onus on their quality and emotional impact on the listener. “This album is short even by our standards,” he says. “The emotion of the lyrics coupled with slower tempos suggest a sudden and painful personal loss, a mood that evolved over the album’s creation. It is probably more about refining what we do best as a band – and individuals – to convey an idea as opposed to continuing a theme. In short, it’s a more polished version of everything we all loved about our previous records.”

Photo by Jay Rich

The pandemic directly impacted Apostle Of Solitude – one of its members lost both parents, casting a pall over its creation. The band took advantage of shifting recording dates to refine the album, resulting in what is unquestionably their darkest and most heartfelt LP to date.

“The pandemic was ever-present as the songwriting process evolved,” says Naish. “Thus, more of our personal experiences became infused in our playing and songwriting, specifically around vocal harmonies. To play music together was cathartic for us, but it was also challenging to stay safe during a pandemic. We were fortunate to have support from our label, Cruz Del Sur, to record when we felt comfortable. So, that’s what we did.”

Apostle Of Solitude recently resumed live activity, including two opening slots on the abbreviated The Obsessed and The Skull American tour. While the band enjoyed hitting the stage once again, they couldn’t help but worry things could come to a halt at any time.

“There always seemed to be some impending sense of doom (pun intended?) that nothing has any sense of permanence,” finishes Naish. “We are generously supported when we tour, and, for that, we are grateful. We owe it to ourselves and each other to pull our weight to bring this pandemic to an end. We want to tour in support of this release when conditions are favorable for both performers and fans. Unfortunately, we cannot predict when that will be. Working musicians are struggling right now to make ends meet, and we feel uncomfortable putting anyone at risk in these trying times. We’ll see you all as soon as we can do it safely.”

Apostle Of Solitude is:
Chuck Brown – Vocals/Guitars
Steve Janiak – Guitars/Vocals
Mike Naish – Bass
Corey Webb – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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