Australian dark folk/blackgaze act Suldusk shares new music video/single ‘Mythical Creatures’

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Last Friday, March 1, Melbourne-based dark folk/blackgaze project SULDUSK celebrated the release of their much-awaited, sophomore studio album, Anthesis, due out via Napalm Records!

“Magical, emotive, and utterly dreamlike in execution – be they dreams or nightmares – SULDUSKenrapture the listener to follow them down the musical well with Anthesis. It’s the type of album that you can close your eyes, turn up the volume, and completely immerse yourself in,” writes Dead Rhetoric. Dark Art Conspiracysays “‘Anthesis‘ feels like an incredible fight between light and darkness; when the hazy bleakness starts to consume, the light and beauty shine through and always prevail, making for a captivating and cathartic experience which perfectly captures the ethos of the album’s title, with Anthesis meaning to bloom.” Metal Temple rates Anthesis as a 10/10 Masterpiece, and New Noise Magazine suggests “Imagine blackgaze filtered through an eerie folk aesthetic—or Chelsea Wolfe collaborating with Deafheaven—and you’re most of the way toward the sheer beauty expressed throughout this record.”

In support of SULDUSK‘s critically-acclaimed new album, the Australian act shared a music video for their latest haunting single, “Mythical Creatures”!

Band mastermind Emily Highfield comments:

“We are so pleased to finally release Anthesis! This album extends the path laid down by Lunar Falls, but having a full band beside me now emboldened me to be braver in the musical and emotional terrain we explored.

Mythical Creatures is a song dedicated to those brave folk who are cutting their own path. 
The clip was directed by Joe Betros and features headpiece and other incredible art by The Obtainery – an artist who creates designs from recycled materials and nature.”

Following their much acclaimed 2019 debut album, Lunar Falls – an album that already stunned listeners and international press alike, Anthesis continues where SULDUSK left off with their transfixing first full-length, yet proves musically more complex. The album will take you into a gloomy, magical world where the up-and-coming act combines a high variety of dark and extreme sounds within its very own sonic universe.

While SULDUSK started as a one-woman project founded by the highly talented Emily Highfield, for the upcoming album,she recruited incredibly talented musicians to help elevate the vision of their acoustic-based music to the level of an intense, powerful and heavy record. On Anthesis, SULDUSK shines with dark folk, blackgaze, post-rock, prog, doom and even black metal elements – flowing together to create one very unique synthesis of sound. Emily’s voice is a strong highlight, impressing with softness and fragility at times, and turning over to demonic screams in the very next moment! For the first time in SULDUSK‘s young history, there are also male vocal harmonies contributed by Shane Mulholland.

Anthesis was produced and mixed by Troy Mccosker, and was mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia). The album also features guest appearances of Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous) and Rachelle Harvey on cello. SULDUSK are more than ready to embark on another journey into the depths of primeval forests, where emotions are hidden under the thickets to reveal what’s not meant to be seen. The album is a stunning and enthralling masterpiece – highly recommended for fans of Myrkur, Oathbreaker and Chelsea Wolfe – and one that unconditionally needs to be seen, felt and heard!

Order Anthesis HERE!

Anthesis track listing:
1. Astraeus
2. Verdalet
3. Crowns Of Esper
4. Crystalline
5. Sphaera
6. Anthesis
7. Mythical Creatures
8. Leven
9. A Luminous End

Anthesis will be available in the following formats:

  • 1 CD Digisleeve
  • 1 LP Gatefold RED
  • Digital Album

Album Line-Up:
Emily Highfield – Vocals, Guitars
Shane Mulholland – Vocals Guitars
Daniel Green – Bass
Josh Taylor – Guitars
Hayley Anderson – Violin
Frankie Demuru – Drums

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