Peoria, Illinois atmospheric doom/sludge metal trio Night Mother premiere the first single »Out Of The Light« taken from their sophomore album, »In Beautiful Sorrow«, set to release on June 21st, 2023.
01. Lament The Dead
02. Out Of The Light
03. Into The Dark
Night Mother is an atmospheric doom/sludge project hailing from the depths of Peoria, IL. Featuring Andrew Fitzanko on guitars and vocals, Seth Kehres on guitar, synth and vocals, and Joseph Vassallo on drums and vocals. Locally they have made their presence known by opening for acts such as Weedeater, Minsk, Toke and Telekinetic Yeti to name a few. Night Mother was featured on the January 2023 Weedian compilation “Trip to Illinois” featuring the best Doom and Stoner Metal groups in the state. Their sound is a cacophony of crushing heavy riffs and beautiful ambience creating a pummeling wall of sound befitting the deepest and darkest parts of fantasy. Pulling inspiration from works of fantasy, like that of J.R.R. Tolkien, Dungeons & Dragons and the Elder Scrolls series. Night Mother is currently working on self-releasing their sophomore album, »In Beautiful Sorrow«, out June 21st, 2023 with shows and tour to follow.
»In Beautiful Sorrow« is a commentary on the deep feeling of emptiness one can have while experiencing the loss of someone very close to them. We all go through times of extreme sadness and sorrow in our lives. More often than not that journey is a difficult one. This album is an attempt to describe and work through that journey. At times it can feel like you are endlessly wondering through the void. While at other times, you can be so certain you have found the path out of sorrow only to fall back into the dark. All that truly matters in times like those is that as long as one never truly loses the light, you can always find your way back home.
Photo by Michael McMillen
Pre-order »In Beautiful Sorrow« here:
Written by Andrew Fitzanko, Joseph Vassallo & Seth Kehres.
All instruments and vocals tracked by Andrew Fitzanko at The Mill.
Mixed and mastered by Derek “Doom Daddy” Mattin.
Logo & album layout by Mike Agee.
Night Mother is:
Andrew Fitzanko – Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Joseph Vassallo – Drums & Percussion, Vocals
Seth Kehres – Guitars, Synth, Vocals, FX