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Darkest Era teases with a sampler from the upcoming album »Wither On The Vine«; out this Friday via Candlelight Records

Northern Ireland’s dark metallers Darkest Era release a sampler from their upcoming album, »Wither On The Vine«, which will drop this Friday, September 30th, 2022 via Candlelight Records.

Says the band: “Anyone want a little taster of the full album? Here’s a little sampler featuring clips of each track! 4 days to go…”

01. One Thousand Years of Night
02. Floodlands
03. A Path Made of Roots
04. Tithonus
05. The Collapse
06. With Tragedy In Our Blood
07. The Ashen Plague
08. Wither On The Vine

Courtesy of Freeman Promotions:

Darkest Era will release their new album, »Wither On The Vine«, on September 30 via Candlelight Records. Pre-order it here.

Hailing from Northern Ireland, Darkest Era have carved a reputation for crafting some of the most emotive, atmospheric and powerful heavy metal in the underground. Formed in 2006, they draw influence from a diverse range of sources from Bathory to Nick Cave, Irish folk to Yorkshire doom, all infused with their unique wistful melancholy that makes their sound stand above others.

Eight years have passed since Darkest Era’s last album, 2014’s »Severance«. In that time, the Northern Irish-centred band have undergone personal and personnel changes, while the world itself has entered its own new dark era. Now, they return with their third album, »Wither On The Vine«.

Recorded at Wales’ legendary Foel Studios with producer Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Primordial, Winterfylleth, Witchsorrow), it finds the band exploring their shadowy take on the traditional heavy metal sounds of Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy, while incorporating elements of doom, black metal, blackgaze, and anything else that casts a musical shadow. Expanding their horizons as to where their sound could go on »Wither On The Vine«, guitarist Ade Mulgrew says it could best be described as simply “dark metal.”

Photo by Deborah Ellis

He adds, “The album presents a bleak reflection of the world as it stands today; politically, socially, environmentally. Among themes of human tragedy and personal introspection, there are also songs touching on pagan spirituality, the Dionysian perspective and even gothic romance. Stylistically the album mixes black metal and doom metal elements with an almost classic rock sense of tone. We hope the album resonates with listeners seeking music with genuine power and emotional weight, pulling them into its dark visions.”

After a long absence, far from withering away, Darkest Era have returned as experts in their craft, and made a definitive dark metal statement.

Purchase / listen:

Darkest Era are:
Krum – Vocals
Ade Mulgrew – Guitar
Sarah Wieghell – Guitar
Daniel O’Toole – Bass
Cameron Åhslund-Glass – Drums

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

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