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Northern English folk doom act Darkher release a trailer for the upcoming second album »The Buried Storm«

Northern English folk doom act Darkher release a trailer for the upcoming second album, »The Buried Storm«, out this Friday, April 15th, 2022 via Prophecy Productions. It features the opening track »Sirens Nocturne«, filmed at Drigg Beach, Cumbria (filming by Kathryn Pogue, edit and direction by The Video Witch).

01. Sirens Nocturne
02. Lowly Weep
03. Unbound
04. Where The Devil Waits
05. Love’s Sudden Death
06. The Seas
07. Immortals
08. Fear Not, My King

From Prophecy Productions:

The sinister yet beguiling images that Darkher aka Jayn Maiven paints with her ethereal vocals, guitars, and added strings conjure iridescent cinematic scenes in which it becomes hard to tell whether there lies beauty in darkness or if it is the other way around.

With her sophomore full-length »The Buried Storm«, the guitarist, composer, lyricist, and producer has clearly succeeded to even improve the beloved alchemic musical formula that was firmly established on Darkher’s debut album »Realms« in 2016. Her mostly eerie and at times even outright sinister sonic storytelling comes refined on every level and with sharpened contrasts that reflect the ongoing learning-process of their creator.

Darkher were conceived as the sole brainchild and solo-project of Northern English singer and guitarist Jayn Maiven in 2012. The dark and melancholic yet also massively heavy sound on the self-titled debut EP »Darkher« (2013) combined with the distinct vocals of the shy pre-Raphaelite beauty caused an audible buzz – particularly in the doom scene and brought Darkher a quick record deal, which led to the following EP “The Kingdom Field« appearing via Prophecy Productions.

»The Buried Storm« gives shape to the darkness lurking at the edge of consciousness, hidden from plain sight but patiently biding its time to strike out at the heart. Darkher have delivered another frightening masterpiece that easily transcends musical boundaries with its broad appeal to friends of dark sounds regardless of genre. »The Buried Storm« captivates its listeners with deceptive sweetness – only to bind them tightly within a thorn-spiked nocturnal beauty forevermore.

Pre-order your copy here:

Jayn Maiven aka Darkher – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Christopher Smith – Drums

Guest musicians:
Arianna Mahsayeh – Cello
Melanie Chaplin – Cello
Lambert Segura – Violin
Ludvig Swärd (Forndom) – Cello and Background Vocals on »Lowly Weep«
Daniel Land – Background Vocals and Additional Guitar on »Fear Not, My King«

Written, recorded & engineered, produced & mixed by J. Maiven.
Mastered by Michael Zech at The Church of Sound Studio, Germany.

Photography featured on LP & Digipak by Kathryn Pogue & J. Maiven.
Photography featured in the artbook edition by Ludvig Swärd & J. Maiven.
Layout by Alexander Trinkl (Irrwisch Art Design).

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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