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Dutch blackgaze duo Solar Temple released new entirely live-recorded album »The Great Star Above Provides«, out now via Eisenwald and Roadburn Records

Dutch blackgaze duo Solar Temple share full live performance video of the new and entirely live-recorded album, »The Great Star Above Provides«, which was just released on April 28th, 2023 via Eisenwald and Roadburn Records.

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Courtesy of Eisenwald:

“We tried to push ourselves to musical horizons that we have touched or hinted at before, but now try to fully embrace and indeed give ourselves over to a deeper instinctual urge.” – Solar Temple

It takes a vision of some distinction to stand out amid an unerringly over-populated black metal scene. Gelderland (NL) iconoclasts Solar Temple made it look easy with their 2018 debut album, Fertile Descent: a kaleidoscopic, deep-dive grimoire with atmosphere, melody, and a chewable sense of spectral dread, it defied extreme metal’s in-built conservatism and conjured a sonic world with no boundaries beyond an intuitive devotion to the dark. Consisting of the duo M. Koops (Fluisteraars, Nusquama) and O. (Turia, Iskandr, Dool) its musical adventurism should come as no surprise to those with a keen eye for the Dutch heavy music scene. The new album »The Great Star Above Provides« was written live in their rehearsal space during long improvisations between 2020 and 2021 and dives headfirst into the psychedelic space-rock undertones that have been a defining quality of Solar Temple since the beginning, while shedding the black metal confines of before.

»The Great Star Above Provides« was entirely live-recorded by the duo at the prestigious Roadburn Festival and aired for the first time at the festival’s REDUX edition during the pandemic. With video and audio professionally recorded/mixed/mastered, Solar Temple`s unique interstellar performance is now released for the public.

Out now as digisleeve DVD+CD (via Eisenwald) and DLP on black vinyl (via Roadburn Records).
More info & order-options here:

Performed live by Solar Temple at Roadburn Redux 2021 at 013 • Tilburg • NL • live recordings courtesy of Roadburn Festival.
Mixed by Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt and Solar Temple at Galloway Recording Studio.
Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios, Sutton Coldfield, UK.

Solar Temple is:
Omar Iskandr – Guitar, Effects, Floor Tom, Vocals
Mink Koops – Guitar, Effects, Drums

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

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