Balearic Islands, Spain based doom/death metal band SolNegre has just released their debut album »The Spiral Labyrinth« on October 6th, 2023 via Meuse Music Records / Tragedy Productions.
01. Vessel Part I: The Night Within
02. Vessel Part 2 The Day We All Failed
03. The End Of All Things Endless
04. Yours Is A Legacy Of Broken Glass And Poisoned Wells
05. September 6th, 1995
06. The Waning Glow
07. Song For The Inert Part I
08. Ethereal / A Song For Nel
Courtesy of Meuse Music Records:
SolNegre is a doom/death metal band from Balearic Islands (Spain). The band was recently formed by Gebre and Rigel, bandmates since 1995 and founders of the doom metal sextet Helevorn. They are surrounded in the project by Tomeu Crespí (Golgotha) and Miguel Serra.
The musical inspiration is taken from the old school greats of doom/death metal from the ’90s, referring to well-known bands.
SolNegre (/ˈsɔɫnə.ɣɾə/) is the Vessel through which we channel our creative impulses and somber thoughts. We consider that this kind of aggressive, melancholic and atmospheric music is a natural language to us, to express not only how we feel, but who we really are… in essence. Solnegre is us without a mask.
The album is divided into six pieces, with an approximate duration of 9 minutes each. It’s a conceptual journey through different scenarios with the common denominator on the pain, the anguish, the hypersensitivity and the struggle with a highly functioning depression, which is absolutely based on a real condition.
The music can be approximated as doom/death metal with a strong Old school vibe, here bands like My Dying Bride and early Anathema and early Opeth might come to mind, and maybe among the current scene we could mention Shape Of Despair, Ahab and Doom Vs.
“In general, we feel that this massive crushing riffs, slow-but-not-funeral vibe, multi layered keys, heavily distorted bass and crushing growls are our signature.”
Music, lyrics and arrangements by the SolNegre Collective.
Recorded at Diorama Sound during Autumn 2022.
Engineered by Toni Salvà.
Guitar Solo in »Vessel Part I« by Mike le Rossetti.
Vocals in »Ethereal / A Song For Nel« by Gadea es Ineseta.
Vocals in »Song For The Inert« by Ivan Arrieta “Rasputin Doompriest”.
Piano solo in »Ethereal / A Song For Nel« by Tià Pujol.
SolNegre logo and layout by Andreu Art.
Cover art in »Vessel Part I« by Threadbare Artwork.
All other artwork by the SolNegre Collective.