Italian/Estonian death doom metal trio Ferum presents their debut album, »Asunder / Erode«, which was just released this Friday, August 19th, 2022 via Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations.
02. The Undead Truth
03. Desolate Vantaa
04. Sear Belong
05. Monolithic Acquiescence
06. Entrails Of Linnahall
07. Resurgence in Bereavement
08. Outro: Spesso il male di vivere ho incontrato
The band comments: “We celebrate the official release of our debut full-length »Asunder / Erode« in LP (black and limited), CD and all digital formats via Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations.
This album survived 2 years of pandemic, a relocation from Italy to Estonia, a major change of line-up among other things. It could’ve stayed buried for long, but instead it found its way out less than a year after we recorded it. Needless to say, we are very excited!
This Saturday we will play a selection of »Asunder / Erode« songs for the first time in Finland, at Helsinki Death Fest. Showtime is 15:15, main stage.
At the merch table you will find CD, LP and shirts as well. The stunning artwork Paolo Girardi crafted for us looks amazing in physical formats!
Thanks to everyone who supported us in the past few weeks preordering the album, writing about it on webzines and social media, reaching out to us. More things to come…”
Photo by M. Adamson
Courtesy of Avantgarde Music:
Ferum is a death doom metal band based in Estonia and Italy. »Asunder / Erode«, their debut album, is an obsessive and monolithic record. Slow, funereal riffs are tied to faster, sharper parts, while harmonized melodies and solos paint a cavernous atmosphere.
»The Undead Truth« is the second single of the album that will see the light on August 19th, 2022 via Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations, and features Cianide’s Mike Perun as guest.
Ferum formed in Italy in 2017, before and after the release of their debut EP »Vergence« in 2018, the band had an intense live activity that stopped because of the pandemic outbreak.
In late 2020 the singer, guitarist and songwriter Samantha moved permanently to Estonia and started to work on the debut album, recorded at the end of 2021 with a new line-up: Matteo still fulfilling bass duties and Are (Kõdu, Hymenotomy) behind the drumset.
»Asunder / Erode« is the name of the morbid creature that we are proud to release through our death metal branch, Unorthodox Emanations.
»Asunder / Erode« is an obsessive and monolithic record, a journey that explores the concept of separation and its dichotomy, up to erosion and collapse. You will find slow head-hunting riffs entangled with faster ones, all melted with dissonant melodies and memorable solos, sealed by low and horrific growling vocals. This album has the straightforwardness of American death doom and the introspection and emotionality of English death doom.
»Asunder / Erode« was recorded in Walter Productions Studio in Tallinn, Estonia, by the sound engineer and producer Are Kangus, who also played drums, lead guitars and synth on the record. The album has been mixed fully in analog by Are and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB in Sweden. »Asunder / Erode« also features Mike Perun from Cianide as guest vocals in the song »The Undead Truth« and is graced by the work of the Italian Maestro Paolo Girardi for the cover artwork.
Ferum will play Helsinki Death Fest next August, and there was no better date to release the album: »Asunder / Erode« will be out on Friday, August 19th in CD, LP and digital, and will be played in full on stage.
Samantha Alessi – Vocals, Guitars
Matteo Anzelini – Bass
Are Kangus – Drums