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Belgian doom/sludge/black metal band Patroness unleashed their debut full-length »Fatum«, out on now via Necktwister

Antwerp, Belgium based doom/sludge/black metal band Patroness unleashed their debut full-length, »Fatum«, out on June 4th, 2022 via Necktwister.

»Fatum« is available now on all digital streaming platforms!

01. Exordium
02. Undeceive
03. The Art Of Being (Nothing)
04. Seclusion
05. Visions
06. Foreshadow Oblivion
07. Atonement
08. Crows Upon The Throne
09. Fatum

Composed, arranged and produced by Patroness.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Yarne Heylen at Project Zero Studio.
Artwork by Rimba Ranu.

With their “dark, blackened metal”, Patroness aims to translate the emotion of despair and feeling lost in this world into meaningful, thought out songs.

At the start of 2019, Guy (vocals), Tom (guitars), Nicholas (guitars) and Steven (bass) decided to turn things around, and totally change the concept of their previous musical project. It didn’t take long before the band entered the studio with Frank Rotthier, to record their first EP »Pyre«.

With »Pyre«, an EP with 4 tracks and influences of doom and post-black metal, the band soon started to reach a whole new crowd. Despite the fact that »Pyre« was released just before the whole Covid-situation, Patroness managed to play a great amount of shows in 2020 and 2021, including some shows in Germany and Switzerland.

Photo by Jens De Vos

At the end of 2021, Patroness recorded »Fatum«, the band’s first full-length album. Together with Yarne Heylen (Carnation, Project Zero Studio, Y-Productions), they managed to record a beautiful yet solid and impressive metal album.

Exploring new sounds, combining intimate musical parts with heavy riffs, mixing clean singing with desperate screams and grunting. The band takes the listener on a dark trip, with a small glimpse of unattainable hope. They like to describe the album as “grand and cinematic”. Ultimately, Patroness’ main goal is to put on strong and memorable live shows.

Patroness is:
Guy Callens – Vocals
Tom Lefevere – Guitars
Nicholas Gauwloos – Guitars
Steven Hebb – Bass
Jannes Lemaitre – Drums

FFO: Paradise Lost, Primordial, Deafheaven, Katatonia, Sólstafir, Sons Of A Wanted Man, Alcest

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

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