Belgian atmospheric sludge/doom/post-metal band Splendidula presents their third full-length album, »Somnus«, which was just released on January 29th, 2021 via Argonauta Records.
The band comments: “We’re proud to officially release our third album »Somnus« through Argonauta Records. Thank you everyone for supporting us by massively pre-ordering the CD and vinyl. 🖤
We’ve put our heart and soul into this album and it feels really great to read so much appreciation from fans and from the first reviews that appeared.
Thanks Gero Argonauta for believing in us and giving us the chance to release this beast, Mona Miluski for the superb promo, Jochen De Backer for helping us with the recording, Tim De Gieter from Much Luv Studio for mixing and pushing our sound to a higher level, Alan Douches from West West Side Music for the awesome job on mastering the album, Nico Houbraken for the endless support and everyone who ordered our album so far!”
06. When God Comes Down
Courtesy of All Noir PR:
A cocktail of traditional doom and blistering sludge, post-metal grooves and psychedelia drones. Big riffs meet pounding beats with atmospheric passages that will lead you into a wild, heavy and psychedelic wonderland, while the bewitched chants by vocalist Kristien and guitarist Pieter’s harsh screams create a unique vocal contrast.
Over the recent years, Splendidula played an impressive series of shows, supporting acts such as Wiegedood, Wolvennest, Haunted, Soul Grip, The Fifth Alliance, Famyne, Alunah, Mist, Marche Funebre, Atomic Vulture, Ashtoreth, Grotto, Killer, Lugubrum, Paragon Impure or Kosmokrator to name just a few.
“We’re extremely proud to announce our collaboration with Argonauta Records and All Noir.” the band comments. “Gero has a great reputation as label boss, and his varied album roster fits our music perfectly, while Mona from All Noir is a real promo veteran! Next to that they’re also just great people and we feel already at home in this new family. After finishing our previous album »Post Mortem«, we immediately started thinking about a concept for the next release. The contrast of dreamy soundscapes with bewitched vocals, followed by heavy riffs and aggressive screams, brought us towards the idea of spirituality… and thus »Somnus« was born! The compositions will tell the listener a story about dream shapes, nightmares and how this connects to the (un)real world.”
During the past months, the five-piece hailing from Genk, Belgium, has been hard at work for their third album, that will see the light of day in early 2021 via Argonauta Records. »Somnus« was mixed by Much Luv Studio and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Kristien Cools – Vocals
Pieter Houben – Guitar, Vocals
David Vandegoor – Guitar
Peter Chromiak – Bass
Joachim Taminau – Drums, Samples