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Boston post-metal practitioners Morne stream fifth full-length album »Engraved With Pain«; out now via Metal Blade Records!

Boston, Massachusetts based sludge/post-metal band Morne has just released their new full-length album »Engraved With Pain« on November 3rd, 2023 via Metal Blade Records.

The band comments: “Our fifth full-length album is officially out on Metal Blade Records. It’s available on all streaming services, our Bandcamp, Metal Blade Records and various distributions. The wait is over and we are very happy to be able to share our work with you. Thanks to everyone involved in creating it! Cheers!!!”

01. Engraved With Pain
02. Memories Like Stone
03. Wretched Empire
04. Fire And Dust

Courtesy of Earsplit PR:

Boston-based post-metal practitioners and recent Metal Blade Records signees Morne have unleashed their devastating »Engraved With Pain« full-length on November 3rd, 2023.

»Engraved With Pain« is a moment of grim triumph, as rooted in Celtic Frost as in Ministry, still somehow extrapolated from the gods Black Sabbath and characteristic of no one so much as themselves. Spacious, crushing, darkly thoughtful enough to be progressive but never so indulgent as to lose sight of its core message, the offering was recorded with legendary producer Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts.

The stylistic pyroclasm of Morne’s bleak, extreme but reachable metal did not happen overnight. Since their 2009 debut album, »Untold Wait«, the quartet has made simple categorizations like “doom” or even “metal” laughable, and their latest and fifth full-length, fittingly titled »Engraved With Pain«, refines their attack to a level toward which even 2018’s »To The Night Unknown« could only hint.

Photo by Hillarie Jason

Playing out across four chapters in forty-minutes, the album sees the veteran outfit crafting rhythmic tension and lung-squeezing atmospheres as Polish-born guitarist/vocalist Miłosz Gassan emits layered guttural shouts that speak to inner and outer crises. »Engraved With Pain« makes its title believable, and from its eponymous opener through »Memories Like Stone«, »Wretched Empire«, and »Fire And Dust«, it carries humanity individually and collectively through the realities of its decline.

The new video for »Engraved With Pain«’s contemplative second song, »Memories Like Stone«, was directed by Hillarie Jason. Offers guitarist/vocalist Miłosz Gassan, “This song particularly, is heavily loaded with personal stuff. I don’t want to get too deep with it. It’s about a loss and the complicated feelings that come with it. We built it with simple riffs, heavy drums, and a lot of guitar feedback that [guitarist] Paul [Rajpal] added a very moving guitar solo to. People should play it through their headphones or however they want and take it as they will. I think music should be listened to and absorbed without any explanations or directions from the author.”

»Engraved With Pain« will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats this Friday, November 3rd. Find preorders at

“Morne’s power and ferocity run like a machine boring into the earth, exposing that idea and using their hammering approach to make an intellectual dent into the minds of the misled. Maybe one record won’t change everything, but we need more pieces like these to wake us the fuck up and make us realize the incredibly dangerous slope on which we’re dangling.” – Meat Mead Metal

“…when I heard it the first time I felt both emotionally and physically crushed… No, it definitely is not an optimistic song. The musical motifs from the track that get stuck hardest in the head are wailing and bleakly writhing guitar arpeggios and moaning pick slides, and the vocals are shattering in their ruinous intensity.” – No Clean Singing on »Wretched Empire«

“… a very powerful statement. It’s raw and honest, yet the production and musicianship keep the tracks approachable and utterly compelling.” – Distorted Sound

Morne is:
Milosz Gassan – Guitar, Vocals
Paul Rajpal – Guitar
Morgan Coe – Bass
Billy Knockenhauer – Drums

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

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