Italian/Estonian death doom metal band Ferum premiere the first single »Halfhead« taken from their upcoming debut album »Asunder / Erode«
Italian/Estonian death doom metal band Ferum premiere the first single »Halfhead« taken from their upcoming debut album, »Asunder / Erode«, scheduled for release on August 19th, 2022 via Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations.
»Halfhead« is available now on all digital streaming platforms.
The band comments: “New single is out! »Halfhead« is the first song from our debut full-length »Asunder / Erode«, out in August on Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations (LP/CD/digital).
Debut album gig at Helsinki Death Fest in Finland.”
Courtesy of Avantgarde Music:
Ferum is a death doom metal band based in Estonia and Italy. »Asunder / Erode«, their debut album, is an obsessive and monolithic record. Slow, funereal riffs are tied to faster, sharper parts, while harmonized melodies and solos paint a cavernous atmosphere. »Halfhead« is the first single of the album that will see the light on August 19th, 2022 via Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations.
Full art and pre-order links will be available soon!
Ferum formed in Italy in 2017, before and after the release of their debut EP »Vergence« in 2018, the band had an intense live activity that stopped because of the pandemic outbreak.
In late 2020 the singer, guitarist and songwriter Samantha moved permanently to Estonia and started to work on the debut album, recorded at the end of 2021 with a new line-up: Matteo still fulfilling bass duties and Are (Kõdu, Hymenotomy) behind the drumset.
»Asunder / Erode« is the name of the morbid creature that we are proud to release through our death metal branch, Unorthodox Emanations.
»Asunder / Erode« is an obsessive and monolithic record, a journey that explores the concept of separation and its dichotomy, up to erosion and collapse. You will find slow head-hunting riffs entangled with faster ones, all melted with dissonant melodies and memorable solos, sealed by low and horrific growling vocals. This album has the straightforwardness of American death doom and the introspection and emotionality of English death doom.
»Asunder / Erode« was recorded in Walter Productions Studio in Tallinn, Estonia, by the sound engineer and producer Are Kangus, who also played drums, lead guitars and synth on the record. The album has been mixed fully in analog by Are and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB in Sweden. »Asunder / Erode« also features Mike Perun from Cianide as guest vocals in the song »The Undead Truth« and is graced by the work of the Italian Maestro Paolo Girardi for the cover artwork.
Ferum will play Helsinki Death Fest next August, and there was no better date to release the album: »Asunder / Erode« will be out on Friday, August 19th in CD, LP and digital, and will be played in full on stage.
Samantha Alessi – Vocals, Guitars
Matteo Anzelini – Bass
Are Kangus – Drums
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