Greek death/doom/gothic metal veterans On Thorns I Lay have released a lyric video for the first single »Newborn Skies« taken from their upcoming self-titled album, due out on October 13th, 2023 via Season Of Mist.
01. Fallen From Grace
02. Newborn Skies
04. Among The Wolves
05. Raise Empires
06. Thorns Of Fire
Courtesy of Season Of Mist:
Check out On Thorns I Lay’s brand new track and lyric video for »Newborn Skies« which is taken from the upcoming album »On Thorns I Lay«. The new offering will be out on October 13, 2023 via Season Of Mist.
On Thorns I Lay are Greek titans. The band came up through the underground during the early ’90s, in the wake of Nightfall, Septicflesh and Rotting Christ. But while those bands were swayed more by symphonic and black metal, these Athenians developed a taste for the gothic. Which makes sense. After all, they are named after a Shakespearean sonnet.
Now, 30 years and ten albums later, On Thorns I Lay have signed with Season Of Mist. It’s fitting then that their first offering for the label is a self-titled album. The lead single epitomizes the way this band conducts death and doom metal into an atmospheric thunder storm. A pale wan of keyboard casts a brooding shadow, while riffs reign down like lighting bolts.
Photos by Stella Mouzi
But »Newborn Skies« reaches even greater new heights. The melodic leads just keep on climbing, until they ascend into a heavenly choir. “This song is talking about this critical moment in life when you need to reconsider, reanimate and restart in order to keep going and follow your dreams,” the band says. “No matter how dark the ride has been, no matter how difficult and obscure, you have to make the final decision. You still have your fate in your hands.”
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Fotis Benardo at Devasoundz Studios.
Cover artwork by Dimitris Tzortzis.
On Thorns I Lay is:
Peter Miliadis – Vocals
Christos Dragamestianos – Guitars
Nikolas Paraskevopoulos – Guitars
Kostas Mexis – Bass
Antonis Ventouris – Keyboards
Stelios Darakis – Drums