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Dream Unending stream their devastatingly gorgeous new album »Song Of Salvation« in its entirety; out this Friday via 20 Buck Spin

US atmospheric dream doom duo Dream Unending stream their sophomore full-length album »Song Of Salvation« in full ahead of its release this Friday, November 11th, 2022 via 20 Buck Spin.

»Song Of Salvation« is available on CD/LP/tape/digital.

Tracklist:
01. Song Of Salvation
02. Secret Grief
03. Murmur Of Voices
04. Unrequited
05. Ecstatic Reign

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“Dream Unending sounds very much like what they are: two gifted, experienced metal musicians trying to capture a colossal and elusive feeling that goes beyond subcultural identification or, indeed, earthly limits. It’s bewildering, and it’s beautiful.” – Stereogum, Album of the Week

This Friday, Dream Unending return with their sophomore album, »Song Of Salvation«. The duo released their debut album last year, which was a marked shift in musical ambition for Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms, Sumerlands). While structured with a foot firmly in death/doom, a far loftier purpose and progressivism was its hallmark, as such distancing itself from others pursuing the style. Now returning only a year later with the stunning »Song Of Salvation«, that exploratory zeal is given substantially greater allowance to soar and shine.

This new 5-song LP continues Dream Unending’s rapid evolution, and the boundless panorama of »Song Of Salvation« is, crucially and intrinsically, a continued departure from limiting genre norms and an adept redefining of them.

Dream Unending’s Derrick Vella comments, “It’s nice to finally reach home plate as far as the releasing of this record. It was a real trip to write, record and wrap up. Working with Justin among many other talented individuals to make this record what it is has been blissful. I hope some of the joy of making this album shines through in the sounds, from the highs, the lows, the shimmering, the psychedelic leanings at times, the silence, the triumphant closeouts and much more.”

Dream Unending’s Derrick Vella comments: If »Tide Turns Eternal« is a bungalow, then »Song Of Salvation« is a high-rise… big, glacial, heavy riffs and exploratory clean sections that stretch out a bit more. It feels like a hyper-detailed account of the quest for joy and meaning but still exploring the pitfalls and hiccups along the way. It’s an album about answering your own cry for help.” He continues, “After making »Tide Turns Eternal«, we had developed a sort of blueprint on how to approach making music like this remotely. With comfort and confidence in our corner, we had the chance to be more meticulous with mapping out the songs, and how much we wanted to throw at the wall. It was a real pleasure to bring more friends into the mix as well with small but impactful appearances throughout the album. I always think of music as expressions of certain colours and I wanted to fill the canvas with some variety as »Song Of Salvation« progresses.”

Pre-order here: 20buckspin.com/dreamunending

Credits:

Derrick Vella – Architect of Dreams
Justin DeTore – The Bridge Between Two Worlds

Piano and Synth contributions by David Vella

Featuring:
Phil Swanson as The Forlorn
Leila Abdul-Rauf as The Siren Call
Max Klebanoff as Final Judgement
McKenna Rae as The Implorer
Richard Poe as The Dreamer

Drums captured at Solomon’s Temple by Arthur Rizk and J.K Allison
Guitars captured at Boxcar Studio by Sean Pearson
Mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk
Cover painting by Benjamin A. Vierling
Layout by Chimère Noire

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

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