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Graven Sin share a lyric video for new single »The Morrigan«; debut album »Veil Of The Gods« out on November 3rd via Svart Records!

Finland/Cyprus-based epic doom/heavy metal band Graven Sin share a lyric video for the first single »The Morrigan« taken from their forthcoming debut album, »Veil Of The Gods«, due out on November 3rd, 2023 via Svart Records.

Video and cover artwork by Elena Vasilaki.

01. The Morrigan
02. From The Shadows
03. Bloodbones
04. She Who Rules Niflheim
05. I Am Samael
06. Cult Of Nergal
07. The Scarlet Night
08. Beyond Mesopotamia
09. The Jackal God
10. Wand Of Orcus
11. As The Erinyes Emerge

Courtesy of Svart Records:

The debut album from Finnish band Graven Sin is a modern classic of godly, doom-laden heavy metal. »Veil Of The Gods« is etched in granite via Svart Records in November 2023.

Pristine new Finnish band Graven Sin stomp proudly on the shoulders of giants with their ravishing debut album, »Veil Of The Gods«. Immaculate heavy metal, expertly delivered with stunning finesse and elegant doom perfection, »Veil Of The Gods« is a classic in the making. Rarely has a new band sounded so timeless, serving up a godly platter of first-class heavy metal, that Graven Sin seem chiselled in granite to sit side by side at a table with the greats from the very get go.

From the galloping charge of opening barn-stormer »Morrigan«, with jaw dropping solo guitars courtesy of riff master Ville Pystynen, the epic and anthemic »She Who Rules Niflheim« with soaring vocals from Greek vocalist Nicholas Leptos to the formidable double bass canter of Ville Markkanen’s drums on songs like »Beyond Mesopotamia«, Graven Sin knows the true riddle of steel.

Throughout »Veil Of The Gods«’ eleven cast-iron tracks, we can trace veins of recent Finnish greats such as Sentenced, Amorphis, Reverend Bizarre or their nordic counterparts Grand Magus from Sweden, but there is much more at play here. Graven Sin offers up heavy, doom laden orthodox heavy metal in the true, chugging, monumental sense of the term. The knowledge and prowess of heavy metal craft on display in »Veil Of The Gods« is second to none, from the Maidenesque command of melody to the swarthy Manowar rhythms, herculean Deep Purple keys and Messiah like Candlemass-rich voice of astonishing vocalist Leptos, these are songs to be inscribed into stone tablets.

Where pitch dark mythical themes and occult leanings of the lyrics bring to mind the heavy metal running through black metal bands like Dissection, the song arrangements swing from gallop to thundering, head-banging mid-sections with such magnificence, you would think you were in the hands of a band with decades of heritage behind their backs. A “where have you been all my life moment” awaits heavy metal fans of all shades when Graven Sin hits the speakers, delivering a sound that cuts glass and steel. A refreshing tour–de-force through everything heavy metal is loved for, not shrinking from the dark but embracing it with gusto and fierce bravado. »Veil Of The Gods« shows us that real metal lives forever, if crafted with true spirit and belief. Hear the cry of the seer of doom, by heeding Morrigan’s call now!

Pre-order »Veil Of The Gods« LP/CD here:

Purchase / stream »The Morrigan« here:

Graven Sin¸is:
Ville Pystynen – Guitar, Bass
Nicholas Leptos – Vocals
Ville Markkanen – Drums

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

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