London, UK based occult rockers Green Lung premiere new music video for the track »Hunters In The Sky« taken from their third full-length album, »This Heathen Land«, which was just released on November 3rd, 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Listen to »This Heathen Land« on all major streaming platforms!
02. The Forest Church
03. Mountain Throne
04. Maxine (Witch Queen)
05. One For Sorrow
06. Songs Of The Stones
07. The Ancient Ways
08. Hunters In The Sky
09. Oceans Of Time
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records:
Green Lung’s third studio album, »This Heathen Land«, was released last week via Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate, the band have revealed a new video for the track »Hunters In The Sky«, and revealed a host of UK/European tour dates for 2024 with support from Lowen and Spirit Adrift.
Tom Templar comments: “We’re deeply grateful to everyone who has supported the release of »This Heathen Land« over the past week, whether by listening to the album, picking it up in a record shop or spreading the word online – it’s been a joy to see it connect with you all. To celebrate the album release we have one final music video to share with you all.
»Hunters In The Sky« was inspired by the Right to Roam movement, who protested the banning of wild camping on Dartmoor last summer. It’s a song about standing up to the English aristocracy’s attempts to control our common land, and a celebration of the beautiful Dartmoor landscape, from Wistman’s Wood to Crockern Tor. We’d always wanted to write a song about the Wild Hunt, one of the most dramatic European folkloric motifs, and hopefully we’ve done it justice. We hope you enjoy it – and huge thanks to Billy Price for directing this and all the other videos for this album, and to Blackthorn Ritualistic Folk for dancing in the video and supplying some incredible folk costumes, especially a truly majestic replica of the Dorset Ooser, who you might see on stage with us soon..”
Photo by Andy Ford
Green Lung are a cult band in every sense of the word. Formed in London in 2017, their first two records »Woodland Rites« (2019) and »Black Harvest« (2021) brought a folk horror sensibility to occult rock, attracting a fanatical following in their native UK and beyond, and resulting in international tours with the likes of Clutch, festival performances from Roadburn to Bloodstock to Download, and a record deal with the world’s biggest independent heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records.
Now, two years after the release of the critically acclaimed »Black Harvest«, the band have unveiled their most ambitious offering yet. »This Heathen Land« is the most complete manifestation of the band’s vision to date, fulfilling their long-held goal to, in the words of vocalist Tom Templar, “create the definitive soundtrack to the folk horror film in our heads.”
On »This Heathen Land«, the band have forged a sound and identity that is entirely their own, while maintaining the Sabbathian heaviness and addictive songcraft which made their previous albums so beloved in the metal underground. From the cover art to the vinyl inserts and lyrical themes, »This Heathen Land« is a painstakingly-researched and executed heavy metal love letter to the folkloric landscape of the UK.
»This Heathen Land« is the sound Green Lung have forged over their two previous records taken to its logical conclusion. This is reflected in the songwriting, with the album offering their most varied collection of songs yet.
Order »This Heathen Land« on various formats now at: greenlung.bfan.link/thllp.yde
Catch Green Lung live on their their newly announced 2024 headline dates, as well as their imminent UK headline tour.
Newly announced – 2024 »This Heathen Land« Headline Dates
22.03.24 – GR – Thessaloniki, Mylos Club
23.03.24 – GR – Athens, Fuzz Live Music Club
30.03.24 – DE – Cologne, Artheater*
01.04.24 – DK – Copenhagen, Pumphuset*
02.04.24 – DE – Hannover, Musikzentrum*
03.04.24 – DE – Leipzig, UT Connewitz*
04.04.24 – DE – Munich, Feierwerk*
05.04.24 – AT – Vienna, Arena*
06.04.24 – CH – Zurich, Komplex 457*
07.04.24 – DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal*
30.04.24 – UK – Colchester, Arts Centre^
15.05.24 – UK – Liverpool, Arts Club^
16.05.24 – UK – Belfast, Limelight 2^
17.05.24 – IE – Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse^
18.05.24 – IE – Dublin, The Grand Social^
19.05.24 – UK – Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club^
*Support from Spirit Adrift
^Support from Lowen
2023 UK Headline Dates:
22.11.23 – Glasgow, Cathouse*
23.11.23 – Manchester, Gorilla*
24.11.23 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms*
25.11.23 – Sheffield, Corporation*
26.11.23 – Bristol, Thekla*
30.11.23 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill^
01.12.23 – Norwich, Arts Centre^
02.12.23 – Southampton, Joiners^
03.12.23 – Brighton, Patterns~
10.12.23 – London, Electric Ballroom+
*Support from Boss Keloid
^Support from Inhuman Nature
~Support from Trevors Head
+Support from Wytch Hazel
Tickets for all dates are available now from greenlung.co.uk
Green Lung is:
Tom Templar – Vocals
Scott Black – Guitars
Joseph Ghast – Bass
John Wright – Keys
Matt Wiseman – Drums