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On Thorns I Lay honor the dead on »Fallen From Grace«; new self-titled album out on October 13th via Season Of Mist!

Greek death/doom/gothic metal band On Thorns I Lay share new lyric video for the second single »Fallen From Grace« taken from their upcoming self-titled album, set to release on October 13th, 2023 via Season Of Mist.

01. Fallen From Grace
02. Newborn Skies
03. Crestfallen
04. Among The Wolves
05. Raise Empires
06. Thorns Of Fire

Courtesy of Season Of Mist:

On Thorns I Lay are the Greek gods of doom and gloom. These Athenians have cast death metal with a melodious, gothic glow since the early ’90s. Heck, they plucked their name from a Shakespearean sonnet.

Today, On Thorns I Lay are releasing the second single off their upcoming self-titled album, which is their first release for Season of Mist. Watch the war-torn lyric video for »Fallen From Grace« on our YouTube channel HERE.

»On Thorns I Lay« comes out on October 13, 2023. Pre-order the album HERE. Pre-save it HERE.

»Fallen From Grace« opens their new album on a harrowing note. “This song is about all those who have suffered from wars and genocides”, the band says. But despite the heavy subject matter, On Thorns I Lay continue to push their swelling, muscular riffs and smokey, orchestral atmosphere to new heights, thanks to a little help from their friends. Members of the Athens Orchestra are featured here, along with Fanny Melfi, who’s sang with their fellow countrymen Septicflesh.

Photos by Stella Mouzi

“All the pain and suffering, all the murders and rapes of innocent people, still haunt us and will never be forgotten”, says On Thorns I Lay. “Remember the fallen!”

On Thorns I Lay are Greek titans. Where their peers in Rotting Christ, Septicflesh and Nightfall were swayed more by symphonic and black metal, the Athenian band went for a taste of the gothic on their 1994 debut. Which makes sense: after all, they are named after a Shakespeare sonnet.

Thirty years and ten albums later, On Thorns I Lay are releasing a self-titled album that pushes death-doom to epic heights, casting a newborn gothic glow over muscular riffs and cavernous vocals hearkening back to the halcyon days of early ‘90s death-doom.

For fans of (early) Paradise Lost, Septicflesh, My Dying Bride, (early) Anathema, Nightfall.

Recorded at Devasoundz Studios.
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Fotis Benardo.
Artwork by Dimitris Tzortzis.

Recording lineup:
Peter Miliadis – Vocals
Christos Dragamestianos – Guitars
Filippos Koliopanos – Guitars
Giannis Koskinas – Bass
Antonis Ventouris – Keyboards
Stelios Darakis – Drums

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

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