“Emptiness is an old man, isolated for too long, bitter, he’s changing again.”
Belgian dark metal outfit EMPTINESS revealed the third track of their upcoming full length; ‘Vide‘! The new offering ‘Vide, incomplet‘ can now be viewed via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.
EMPTINESS comment om the track: “Humans are fun.“
The new album is completely produced by vocalist/bass player Jérémie Bézier, who is trying to create something authentic and avoid all external energies. The tracking mostly happened during the Belgian lockdown, in his apartment and rooftop 7th floor in Brussels. ‘Vide‘ will be released on February 12, 2021 and pre-orders are now available HERE.
The cover artwork of ‘Vide‘, created by guitar player Olivier Lomer, and further album details can be viewed below.
1. Un corps à l’abandon (4:16)
2. Vide, incomplet (4:12)
3. Le mal est chez lui (3:42)
4. Le sévère (0:30)
5. Ce beau visage qui brûle (3:39)
6. Détruis‐moi à l’amour (4:34)
7. Plus jamais (6:21)
8. L’erreur (4:31)
9. On n’en finit pas (4:14)
10. L’ailleurs (7:33)
EMPTINESS are back with their 6th full length ‘Vide‘, the record that might be described as the most accurate musical representation of the year 2020; Unsettling anxiety manifestation in sonic form!
‘Vide‘ (2021) was meant as a claustrophobic album, a journey of an infinite mind stuck into a world too small. Questioning the essence of once perceptions, this album invites you to rethink your grasp of reality. To that end, it was important for EMPTINESS to be isolated during its “experimentations”. Recordings would take place sometimes in confined spaces like apartments or a cabin in the woods, and sometimes on a city roof allowing to contemplate a strange human world from above. Involvement was strictly limited to the band members who took care of all audio production and visuals work. The pandemic and lockdown happened while recording was in progress; a materialization of the imaginary world being created. The album either by coincidence or not, is in tune with our dissonant times.
Enough. Put down your phone, go lock yourself in a small compartment wearing nothing but noise-canceling headphones and let EMPTINESS lure you into their new realm. You have been warned.
Jérémie Bézier: Bass, Vocals
Olivier Lomer: Guitar, Synths
David Alexandre Parquier: Synth
Jonas Sanders: Drums, Percussions