German melancholic rock/dark metal masters Autumnblaze premiere a lyric video for the second single »Flamedoves« from their upcoming magnum opus, »Welkin Shores Burning«, which will drop on November 27th, 2020 via Argonauta Records.
04. One Breath
05. The Burning Sea
07. Autumn Wings, Behold
CD Bonus Tracks:
10. All Within
11. My Swan
Markus on »Flamedoves«: “For the first time in our history we re-visited an important part of our past again. »Flamedoves« was actually the first song we have ever written for Autumnblaze. It can be found on our debut album. When I wrote the new version, I had to find a different approach to the song. In the end it became not just a cover but a completely new song. And all I can say its one of my fave tunes on the new album. It represents the steps we have taken from the beginning til now and its a milestone for the bond between Arisjel and me.”
Arisjel adds: “The motif of »Flamedoves« is as old as Autumnblaze. Flaming thoughts of searching spirits, angry and powerful in the past, gentle and fragile today, like on welkin shores burning. A wonderful song, touching souls, dwelling in hearts for decades, until today.”
From Argonauta Records:
Melancholic rock and dark metal act, Autumnblaze, who has just recently signed a worldwide record deal with Argonauta Records, revealed some hotly anticipated details about their upcoming studio album! Titled »Welkin Shores Burning«, the band’s seventh album will be coming out as vinyl, CD and in digital formats on November 27th 2020.
The duo, who was formed in 1997, combines the elements of post-rock, black metal, trip hop and singer-songwriter to a unique and experimental metal style. With an impressive back catalogue of six highly acclaimed records to date, they became the masters of transformation: From the black/death/folk- infused debut »DämmerElbenTragödie« over depressive metal in »Bleak«, experimental trip rock of the »Mute Boy Sad Girl«, melancholic alternative post-rock you will find in »Words Are Not What They Seem«, the crushing dark metal piece »Perdition Diaries«, to their latest magnum opus filled with a dramatic melancholy that is »Every Sun Is Fragile«, Autumnblaze dress every heavy sound into a poetic darkness.
“Each Autumnblaze album is a scored chapter of our lives,” the band comments. “»Welkin Shores Burning« sounds like an ethereal journey through the stormy ocean of our souls, churning up long forgotten memories and fettered yearnings.
Musically we are exploring new ground, leaving the beaten tracks of the past. There’s an outrageous coherence you won’t find on any other Autumnblaze record and an insatiable desire for living our musical vision. We think it’s also the most melodic album we have ever written.”
»Welkin Shores Burning« was recorded and produced with forging passion by Markus and Arisjel in Moonspark Studio from Spring until Autumn 2019, and was mixed and mastered in January/February 2020 by Matti (the night) Reinola. The stunning, sophisticated cover artwork was painted by Friederike Myschik.
Markus Baltes – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Arisjel – Drums, Percussion