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Fourth Dominion launch new single »Goetia« taken from their upcoming sophomore album »Diana’s Day«

Rochester, New York based alternative/goth/post-punk outfit Fourth Dominion has launched the first single »Goetia« taken from their upcoming sophomore album, »Diana’s Day«, set to release on August 1st, 2024 via Fiadh Productions.

Tracklist:
01. Bloodstains
02. Lilim
03. Burn the Prisons!
04. From Below
05. Goetia
06. Hill Of Swords
07. Death In Fall
08. Tormenta Purgatoria
09. Her Wings
10. Casca Dreaming

Courtesy of ClawHammer PR:

Rochester, NY-based Deathwave band Fourth Dominion has shared a stream of »Goetia«, the first single off their upcoming album, »Diana’s Day«.

Bassist/vocalist Meadow Wyand comments on the song: “»Goetia« is ritual magick. From its earliest form as a dark folk piece, the song uses the language of spirituality to commune with nature. The blend of heavy metal distortion, acoustic tones, and goth rock guitar lines recall Sentenced and Siouxsie & the Banshees, while the catchy jangle pop chorus reads as an occult ode to Johnny Marr. The lyrics riff on Wallace Stevens’s »Sunday Morning«, taking the beauty of the natural world into the realm of the mystical. The song’s appeal is ultimately transcendentalist, in that by letting the trees envelop our ego, we can understand ourselves.”

»Goetia« is now available on streaming platforms. Listen at linktr.ee/fourthdominion.

Fiadh Productions will release »Diana’s Day« on CD, cassette, vinyl, and digital formats on August 1. The album confronts themes of queerness, feminine magick, and existentialism, and is already drawing critical acclaim months ahead of the album’s release.

Stream previously released Fourth Dominion music on Spotify and Apple Music.

Biography:

“In filth, evil stands.” A line from Fourth Dominion’s upcoming sophomore album that proclaims songwriter Meadow Wyand’s singular and novel point-of-view. An out trans frontwoman, her songs reflect queer trauma and defiance, as well as speaking to existential despair and spiritual divination. The group’s emotionally dense and literate songs draw just as much from the contemplative gothic metal of Anathema and Sentenced, as they do the unapologetic alternative punk of Hole and PJ Harvey. With compositions that are simultaneously somber, catchy and intricate, Fourth Dominion radiate a hunger and commercial appeal beyond the confines of heavy metal to which they are rooted.

Their debut album, 2017’s »Wings Of A Dying Crow«, marked an important stride in developing the type of post-In Solitude heavy metal deathrock that has taken off in the years since. Its follow-up shows a love for Angel Witch, as well as the guitar playing of The Smiths and Siouxsie and the Banshees. The album reflects themes not often confronted in heavy metal: disability, gender, the divine feminine, anti-futurist queer politics, and sexual assault. Its exploration of trauma seeks to be a response and companion piece to Hole’s »Live Through This«.

With their forthcoming mission statement, Fourth Dominion showcases their ability to rise to the top of the new wave of gothic metal, or “Deathwave” as Wyand refers to it. Featuring new drummer Brady Mentz and the production talents of Casey Ahrens-Cavallo and Tom Gerwitz, the band have Frankensteined an album of profound emotional depth and commercial readiness. “When we fight, we bash back!” is a promise to both the queer empowerment the album represents, as well as the band’s uncompromising attitude for growth.

Fourth Dominion is:
Meadow Wyand – Bass/Vocals
Dave Milburn – Guitars
Brady Mentz – Drums

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

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