Dublin, Ireland based blackened sludge metal band Fraught is gearing up to release their debut album »Transfixed On Dying Light« on November 24th, 2023 via Argonauta Records.
Watch a music video for the new single and opening track »Indignities Of Decay«!
01. The Hunt
02. Crimson Trail
03. Indignities Of Decay
04. Increments Of Humiliation
05. Sublimated Misanthropy
06. Atrocities Of Sin
07. Transfixed On Dying Light
08. Prey (Digital Download Bonus Track)
Courtesy of Grand Sounds Promotion:
Today, Irish band Fraught unleashes thrilling details about their upcoming album »Transfixed On Dying Light«, set to be released on November 24th, 2023 via Argonauta Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Shaun Cadogan at Last Light Recordings in Dublin, Ireland, during the winter of 2022. It contains 7 tracks that showcase Fraught’s vision for extreme music from the slowest depths of sludge to the cathartic rage of death metal and the dismal atmosphere of black metal. All artwork was created by Black Fever Art with album layout by Fraught.
The band has also dropped the music video, »The Hunt«. This track encapsulates the band’s vision for extreme music, marking the emergence of one of the first songs during their writing process.
Formed in 2018 from the ashes of Coldwar, Warpath, Mortichnia, Wound Upon Wound and Slave Zero, Fraught consolidated to pursue a vision for extreme music encapsulating influences from Sludge, Death, Black and Doom Metal. Their sound is expressive, suffocating, eclectic and cathartic. Fraught self-released their debut EP »MMXIX« under the moniker Drought in 2019, before rebranding as Fraught to avoid confusion with other bands that shared the name. Live performances halted due to Covid but the group continued honing their craft and in March 2021, they released their second outing »Splitting Tongues«. Recorded live, the 4 tracks perfectly captured the band’s most raw and vicious form and was met with acclaim from many local and international publications. 2022 provided greater opportunities for the band to express their live vision, including a closing performance at The Siege of Limerick festival in Limerick, Ireland, support slots with Gatecreeper (US) throughout Ireland and shows with Senzar (IE), Zhora (IE), Molekh (IE/PL) and more.