German dark rockers Crone have unveiled a lyric video for the third and final single »Towers Underground« taken from their forthcoming album, »Gotta Light?«, scheduled for release on September 23th, 2022 via Prophecy Productions.
Says the band: “The track, »Towers Underground« represents the doom-driven heavy side of »Gotta Light?«, which we have combined with those catchy and melancholic melodies that you have come to expect from Crone. Once again, this song features an appearance by our ‘secret’ sixth member, singer Kirsten Schuhmann performing backing vocals, which can be enjoyed in the song’s mighty chorus. »Towers Underground« is ready to pull you down gently into the safe haven of the subconscious where all dependencies from the real world cannot harm you. This ode is dedicated to all the introverts out there!”
Courtesy of Prophecy Productions:
With their sophomore full-length »Gotta Light?«, dark rock innovators Crone are cruising in a high octane fuelled hotrod. Channelling their personal musical inspirations that range from Alice In Chains, via Killing Joke, New Model Army, and Joy Division to Pink Floyd among many others, the Germans leave their very own and personal mark on the genre that has been brought back to the forefront of interest by acts such as Ghost in recent years.
Burn, baby, burn! When the creative flame seems to have burned all of an artist’s soul to ash the next steps are falling into a black hole, crisis, and with luck eventually catharsis. Crone vocalist and guitarist Phil Jonas had come to the end of the road with ground-breaking German black metal pioneers Secrets Of The Moon. The band’s latest albums had already moved gradually from black metal towards dark rock.
While composer, guitarist, and singer Phil Jonas had felt tired, burned out, and empty, working on new songs for Crone provided the spark that kindled the firestorm of fresh ideas and led to the creation of »Gotta Light?«. The album title was inspired by the haunting eighth episode of David Lynch’s masterpiece TV series »Twin Peaks«. A corresponding element of the mysterious and surreal permeates all of the new songs that revolve around topics such as the hope of receiving signals from the afterlife (»Waiting For Ghosts«), shattered dreams (»Abyss Road«), and a guiding last will (»Gemini«).
Crone was conceived out of a musical collaboration between Phil “sG” Jonas and Embedded drummer and guitarist Markus Renzenbrink. Both musicians wanted to explore musical horizons beyond the metal limits of their regular bands at the time. As a result the »Gehenna« EP was released in 2014 and sparked a first wave of interest. Critics labelled the first effort post-rock, post-punk, and even as shoegaze. The well-received debut full-length »Godspeed« hit the streets in 2018 and its more focussed and consistent songs got often filed under “post-rock”.
With Crone having been elevated to the main band of each protagonist, the band’s renewed focus and urgency is clearly audible on »Gotta Light?«. With Christian Schmidt a permanent keyboard player has been added to the line-up that now also features lead guitarist Kevin Olasz for added sparkle and sonic depth. From the ashes of Secrets Of The Moon a dark reborn phoenix is rising with Crone and this bird of prey is ready to rock humanity’s unstoppable descent into madness: »Gotta Light?«
Pre-order »Gotta Light?« here: lnk.spkr.media/crone-gotta-light
Markus Renzenbrink – Drums & Guitars
Daniel Meier – Bass
Kevin Olasz – Main Guitars
Phil Jonas – Vocals & Guitars
Christian Schmidt – Keyboards