Austrian post-black metal duo Harakiri For The Sky stream their new full-length album, »Mӕre«, which was just released this Friday, February 19th, 2021 via AOP Records.
The band comments: “The journey we took with »Mӕre«, which started like two years ago, was a very struggling and painful one, which dragged us through the most difficult and frustrating time of our lives. I’m pretty sure no one could imagine in the beginning of the last year where this would lead us through. This and a lot of other circumstances resulted in the most personal album we ever wrote, musically as well as lyrically. And the journey continues, as always borne by the burden of love, life and death. All hail estrangement! All hail the void!”
01. I, Pallbearer
02. Sing For The Damage We’ve Done (feat. Neige)
03. Us Against December Skies
04. I’m All About The Dusk
05. Three Empty Words
06. Once Upon A Winter
07. And Oceans Between Us
08. Silver Needle // Golden Dawn (feat. voice of Gaerea)
09. Time Is A Ghost
10. Song To Say Goodbye (Placebo cover)
From AOP Records:
Mӕre is a malicious folkloristic entity creeping on sleeping people’s chest during the night and causing breathlessness and anxiety. It’s exactly this state of diffuse terror and paralysis that has been enshrined in Harakiri For The Sky’s music ever since their debut album. And now, more tales from feverish dreams are being released on February 19th in the form of the band’s fifth longplayer »Mӕre«, out via AOP Records.
As pioneers of the post movement, mixing haunting black metal with post-rock moments, the Austrians have, ever since their conception in 2011, drawn fans and critics deeper and deeper into their maelstrom of melancholy, self hate and anger, and even reached #29 of the German charts with their previous release »Arson«.
And once again, several friends of the band entered the intoxicated world of Harakiri For The Sky to guest on »Mӕre«: while Alcest’s front man Neige brings a haunting flair to »Sing For The Damage We’ve Done«, before the anonymous voice of Gaerea joins in on »Silver Needle // Golden Dawn«. As session drummer, the band once again commited none less than Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh, live Behemoth) in the studio and the atmospheric artwork was designed by Art of Maquenda.
»Mӕre« is now available on:
• Mediabook Double CD
• Gatefold Double LP
• Limited Wooden CD Boxset
• Limited Wooden Vinyl Boxset