Chilean melodic doom metal band Wooden Veins premiere new single and music video »Ganymede« taken from their upcoming sophomore album, »Imploding Waves«, set to release on June 23rd, 2023 via Ardua Music.
01. Dreamside Death
02. Tearing Seas
03. The Dreamer
04. L’apell du Vide
08. Broken World
Courtesy of Ardua Music:
Wooden Veins, formed by Chilean musicians mostly based in European countries, engages in classic melodic doom metal, combining it with progressive and gothic elements, exploring even further as they bring more heaviness and even Latin flavour into their sound.
»In Finitude«, their debut album, got an excellent response from the media, ranking the album in many lists as one of the best of 2021, in specialised press and was even nominated for the best Metal Album in the Premios Pulsar Chile, the biggest Music Award for Chilean Music.
Now Wooden Veins present us their second album »Imploding Waves«, a more complex and evolved work. This time the Chileans took a more progressive approach, expanding their stylistic boundaries, mixing darker, heavier and faster passages into their distinctive melodic and atmospheric elements. The band comments, “It’s about dreams, death and change, the mixture of these elements and their manifestation in ourselves and the world around us.”
Wooden Veins would comment on this song: “»Ganymede« is a song that is somehow deeper than the previous ones, giving signs of our doom roots, where we take the slowest and most leisurely rhythms for a synesthetic journey, accompanied by the astral poetry of life itself.
Being Ganymede the largest moon in the solar system that could possibly harbour life, the idea behind the song is for this moon to be a representation of a place for a new start, the promise of change and possibility to leave everything behind when there is nothing left to lose.”
Recorded in Chile, Czech Republic, Spain and Germany, between July and October 2022.
Mixed by Juan Escobar at Vultura Studio in Plzen, CZ and mastered by Sebastian Puente at Audiocustom, CL.
Artwork by the French artist Valnoir from Metastazis.
Wooden Veins are:
Javier Cerda – Vocals
Juan Escobar – Guitar
Eduardo Poblete – Keys
Juan Diaz – Bass
Alberto Atalah – Drums