German heavy rockers Firmament have released new track »Lord Of The Night Sky« from a split album with Midnight Prey, entitled »Gathered Under Open Skies«, due out on December 15th, 2023 via Dying Victims Productions.
01. Firmament – Lord Of The Night Sky
02. Firmament – Mortal Giants
03. Midnight Prey – Black Cat
04. Midnight Prey – Sword And Shield
Courtesy of Dying Victims Productions:
Dying Victims Productions is proud to present »Gathered Under Open Skies«, a special split mini-album between Germany’s Firmament and Midnight Prey, on CD and 12” vinyl formats.
»Gathered Under Open Skies« is indeed a special gathering, bringing together two forces that have become something like flagship bands for Dying Victims: old “newcomers” Firmament and the reunited Midnight Prey. This special mini-album includes two brand-new tracks from both bands, totaling 23 minutes of vintage rock/metal moodiness.
Firmament continue their ascent following their widely acclaimed »We Don’t Rise, We Just Fall« debut earlier this year, having largely risen from the ashes of speed metallers Tension but bringing a different approach with them. Here, with new vocalist Marco, the five-piece further flesh out that velvety vision, taking turn-of-the-‘80s hard rock (and even a touch of equally early deathrock) down roads much more melancholic and emotive. You might even shed a tear while rocking out to their two fistbangers here; wherever you wanna go, Firmament will take you there. And tears may’ve been shed when Midnight Prey initially called it a day in 2020, but as of last year, the power-trio are back in action and, this summer, released a two-song tape to pick up right where they left off with their modern-classic »Uncertain Times« LP. Those two songs are provocatively titled – »Black Cat« and »Sword And Shield« – and between them, Midnight Prey keep that clean-yet-dirty surge that’s equal parts punk, rock, and metal but totally unique. And considering the epic lengths these two tracks go to, the future suggests more splendors to come…
Graced with gorgeous cover art, »Gathered Under Open Skies« is a borderless realm where hard rockers, punks, metalheads, and general weirdoes can all roam. Firmament and Midnight Prey care nothing for genre limitations, and together invite you into their idyll.
• Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard and download code.
• Special edition on red vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, postcard download code and two patches.
• MCD edition with sticker, obi
• MC edition with sticker, button, download code
Out 15th December. Order »Gathered Under Open Skies« MLP/MCD/MC now: shop.dying-victims.de
Stefan Deutsch – Bass
Jonas Zeidler – Drums
Tom Michalik – Guitars
Philipp Meyer – Guitars
Marco Herrmann – Vocals
Midnight Prey is:
Friesen – Bass
Hannes – Drums
Winston – Vocals, Guitars