German melancholic death/doom metal act Décembre Noir share a music video for their new single »Barricades« featuring Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride on guest vocals. »Barricades« is taken from the band’s forthcoming new EP, »Pale Serenades«, scheduled for release on September 30th, 2022 via Lifeforce Records.
01. A Swan Lake Full Of Tears (feat. Mick Moss)
02. Barricades (feat. Aaron Stainthorpe)
03. Small.Town.Depression (feat. Michelle Darkness)
04. The Forsaken Earth (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
The band comments: “Finally we can present you the second single of our upcoming EP »Barricades«. An interpretation of our song »Barricades« from the album »Autumn Kings« which has now been reinterpreted by an artist who was instrumental in bringing Décembre Noir to life through his music. Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride!”
»Pale Serenades« is a very special release with rearrangements of classic Décembre Noir tracks featuring Mick Moss (Antimatter), Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride), Michelle Darkness (End Of Green) and Matthew K. Heafy (Trivium). Together the musicians develop a dark, touching sound. Death and doom metal take a back seat this time. Décembre Noir and their guests change the stylistic framework. They stage the songs acoustic and rocky, in other places electronically enriched or modern-metallic.
Photo by Alexander Dietz
The four songs of »Pale Serenades« come from very different creative periods of the band from Thuringia – at least the original versions. Chronologically descending, Décembre Noir’s new EP offers one track from each of the albums »The Renaissance Of Hope« (2020), »Autumn Kings« (2018), »Forsaken Earth« (2016) and »A Discouraged Believer« (2014).
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Décembre Noir is:
Lars Dotzauer – Vocals
Martin Ortlepp – Guitar
Sebastian Görlach – Guitar
Stephan Hünniger – Bass
Fabian Regmann – Drums