German melancholic rock/dark metal act Autumnblaze just released their anticipated seventh studio album, »Welkin Shores Burning«, on November 27th, 2020 via Argonauta Records. »Welkin Shores Burning« is available now on vinyl, CD and digital.
Markus on new album release: “The day has come. »Welkin Shores Burning« is revealed and finally everyone can listen to the album in it’s entirety. As loud as you like, as often as you like, wherever you like.
Without Argonauta Records this would not have been possible. So, a huge thank you goes to Argonauta Leader Gero for the amazing work in these crazy times!
When we began this journey, we didn’t know where it would lead us to. And to be honest, we did not even bother to think about it. We just focused on writing and recording new music. Without any stilistic borders. Just Arisjel and me in our very own and strange and unique Autumnblaze universe.
»Welkin Shores Burning« is a milestone in our history. Never before did we feel closer to the original setting since when we started Autumnblaze over two decades ago. Through storms and fires we wandered without losing our friendship.
This new album has been forged as a monument of our flaming hearts and we would be honoured if you carried it in your hearts as well.
And now we present it to you, our wonderful and very patient fans! It has been a long way. And finally we are here again with »Welkin Shores Burning«.”
“Is everything lost? Or is there hope? What will you find in the world? What in your soul? The welkin shores are burning. Listen! Follow the music! And nothing will be the way it used to be…” adds Arisjel.
From Argonauta Records:
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 and Percussion