Atmospheric doom metal act The Answer Lies In The Black Void premiere a music video for the third single »Ataraxia« taken from their forthcoming second album, »Thou Shalt«, set to release on October 13th, 2023 via Burning World Records.
02. To Kill The Father
03. In Obsidian Clouds
04. Virgin Fire
05. Shadow Work
07. Thou Shalt
The band comments: “»Ataraxia« is the album opener of our second album Thou Shalt. The album is inspired by the concept of Carl Jung’s shadow… the search for and the embracing of one’s dark side. This is how Jung explained it: ‘Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of the mysteries’.”
The Answer Lies In The Black Void is a collaboration between Martina Horváth and Jason Köhnen. Horváth (also singer for the avant-garde metal project Thy Catafalque) and Köhnen (Celestial Season, The Lovecraft Sextet, Bong-Ra, ex-The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble), the duo also work together in the transcendental music project MANSUR that releases on Denovali Records.
Photos by Peter Palotas
Horváth and Köhnen joined forces through their passion for all things doom, presenting their personal take on the genre with all its beautiful darkness and from all possible angles. Bringing their own mix of atmospheric, gothic laden doom metal.
After their immensely well received debut album »Forlorn«, The Answer Lies In The Black Void returns with their second album in the fall of 2023. »Thou Shalt«, an album inspired by Carl Jung’s “shadow work” and will be released on Burning World Records, to be followed by the bands first (mini) tour performing live, as a full band, in The Netherlands and Germany.
The album is launched with the (third) album single and also album opening track »Ataraxia«, which comes with a stunning videoclip shot by No Total Films.
The first two singles off »Thou Shalt« were released earlier this year: »In Obsidian Clouds« and »To Kill The Father« single releases are available on Bandcamp, YouTube and Spotify.
The Answer Lies In The Black Void will be performing live as a 5 piece, with Botond Fogl (guitar), Attila Kovacs (guitar) and Mark Potkovacz (drums) being part of the full line-up.
Mini-tour dates November 2023
03 November – Simplon, Groningen. NL
04 November – De Helling, Utrecht. NL
05 November – Dutch Doom Days, Baroeg, Rotterdam. NL
17 November – Willemeen, Arnhem. NL
18 November – Hammer of Doom Festival, Posthalle, Würzbürg. DE (w/ My Dying Bride)
Music by Martina Horváth / Jason Köhnen.
Produced by Jason Köhnen.
Mixed & mastered by James Plotkin.
Artwork by Hydrauliks.
Logo by Karmazid.
Martina Horváth – Vocals
Jason Köhnen – All instruments
Botond Fogl – All solos
Gábor Drótos – Full orchestration on »Vaporize« and »In Obsidian Clouds«
Chelsea Murphy – Screams on »Shadow Work«