German post-metal band Heretoir has released a music video for the first single »Twilight Of The Machines« taken from their upcoming album, »Nightsphere«, due out on October 6th, 2023 via Northern Silence Productions.
Says the band: “New music video & first single »Twilight Of The Machines«! We’re incredibly happy to present our new single »Twilight Of The Machines« featuring Tim Yatras of Austere, taken from our new upcoming album »Nightsphere«, to be released on October 6th, 2023!
Thanks a lot to Mbience Visuals / Oliver König and Klara Bachmair for their work on the video and to Hubertus Roesch for his dedication as the protagonist of the video.”
01. Sanctum – Nightsphere Part I
02. Twilight Of The Machines
04. Glacierheart – Nightsphere Part II
05. The Death Of Man
Courtesy of Northern Silence Productions:
Six years after their highly acclaimed album »The Circle« and only shortly after their 2023 mini-album »Wastelands«, Heretoir is back with their new intense full-length album »Nightsphere«! The new record is a concept album dealing with the struggle between the forces of nature and a worldof machines. Humanity is in the midst of this confrontation, and the dichotomy between living as an animal among animals and existing as a cog in the wheel of progress determines the course of the story the five songs tell.
»Nightsphere« is a dark album that weaves atmospheric black metal parts with melodic clean passages, swirling blast beats with calm post rock and ambient sounds, and the intensity of desperate screams with the poignant emotionality of melancholic clean vocals into a musical journey through an archaic world. It is also the first album that was entirely written by the full band, featuring contributions of every single member.
The album features ambient sounds of the long-time befriended project Hidehidehide as well as guest-appearances of two giants of the (post) black metal genre – Tim Yatras of Austere who fuels the song »Twilight Of The Machines« with his emotional vocal anguish and Nikita Kamprad of Der Weg einer Freiheit who delivers intense vocals on »Glacierheart – Nightsphere Part II«.
Photo by Toni B. Gunner
The natural and organic but powerful sound of the record was crafted by David Deutsch and Justin Felder at 1408 Productions in Hannover, who were responsible for the mix. Furthermore Nikita Kamprad on top of his guest vocals also took care of the mastering of the album. Prepare to dive into an emotional maelstrom and highly atmospheric night-realm with »Nightsphere«!
Pre-order »Nightsphere« on CD/LP/MC/Digital:
All songs and lyrics written by Heretoir except for »Pneuma« and »The Death Of Man« written by Heretoir & Hannes Stoltenburg aka Hidehidehide.
Additional guest vocals by Tim Yatras & Nikita Kamprad.
Recorded by Heretoir, mixed by David Deutsch and Justin Felder at 1408 Productions and mastered by Nikita Kamprad in 2022.
Cover art by Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach.
Heretoir is David, Kevin, Matthias, Max & Nils.
The songs are dedicated to the spirits of the wilderness.
Heretoir on tour with Firtan & Outlaw:
20.10.2023 – Oberhausen (DE), Helvete
21.10.2023 – Leipzig (DE), Hellraiser
22.10.2023 – Giessen (DE), MUK
23.10.2023 – München (DE), Feierwerk
24.10.2023 – Wien (AT), Escape
25.10.2023 – Pilsen (CZ), Pod Lampou
26.10.2023 – Nürnberg (DE), Golden Nugget
27.10.2023 – Ghent (BE), Asgaard
28. + 29.10.2023 – Maastricht (NL), Samhain Festival