French dreamgaze post-metal duo Cloudy Skies featuring former Eyes Front North members has signed with Argonauta Records to release their debut album in early 2023.
Listen to the first single »Another Dream« below!
For fans of Deafheaven, Sólstafir, Caspian, Cult Of Luna, Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, Mark Lanegan, David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti and Twin Peaks.
Courtesy of Grand Sounds Promotion:
French dreamgaze post-metal act Cloudy Skies (ex-Eyes Front North) sign with Argonauta Records; debut album coming by early 2023
Give ear to the first single »Another Dream« here with many more news coming soon!
The band says: “We know that even if time passes, links between people remain… Following that idea, we decided to contact our old mate Gero of Argonauta Records to discuss about a potential deal between us to release our 1st album. Here is his feedback after hearing it: “Songs are Stellar”! The chosen words were very comforting and cheering… Needless to say that we agreed to sign the deal he sent us. We are very happy to work together and to belong to the Argonauta family again. Thank you for your trust Gero: we are back baby! In a hurry to launch our new record… are you ready for (the) changes!?”
Cloudy Skies, dreamgaze atmospheric post-metal, Est. 2019 Paris France, is a duo led by Lionel & Nicolas who both belonged to Ambryo (metal/hardcore 2000-2009) and Eyes Front North (blackened post-metal 2009-2019).
The main idea for this new project was to literally “change” direction by crafting an odd and beautiful landscape nourished by not only “Metal” but also many other music genres Lionel and Nicolas love such as indierock, ambient, post rock, alternative…
As songs are the reflection of the composer’s soul, it was important for them to impregnate their emotions into their music. It could sound like a cliché but sensitivity is part of Cloudy Skies and the last 2 years they have been through with Covid-19 and lockdown have helped a lot to write in that direction.
Lionel and Nicolas composed and recorded everything except drums. For that task they hired the talented Conny Pettersson (Anata, Eternal Lies, Trojan Dogs) to perform subtle, ethereal, groovy and brutal drum parts. The band focused on sound quality and took particular care in fine-tuning track mixing. As for the mastering, it has been processed by the great Magnus Lindberg responsible for many great albums (Cult Of Luna, Ghost, Switchblade, pg.lost). This results in a clear, spacious and massive audio experience.