NYC, US based progressive death metallers Solemn Vision have announced the release of the band’s brand new album “Despite The Rise Of The Sun”, which will be coming out on October 20 via Swedish label Black Lion Records.
“Despite The Rise Of The Sun” is Solemn Vision‘s sophomore full-length release and is tangible proof of hard work coming to fruition. This album features songs that the band not only always wanted to write and record, but also hear, as listeners and fans of music themselves. Before the lockdown, the band was already working on songs that would become the bulk of the album; during lockdown they kept working on something that had become long-awaited by fans, fueled by the frustrations and difficulties brought on by the pandemic; post-lockdown, coming off a successful 3-week tour in the northeast, and an exciting new partnership with Black Lion Records, Solemn Vision is finally ready to bring their vision to life. “Despite The Rise Of The Sun” features songs ranging from extremely fast and punishing, to soft but dark, while still finding a sense of balance throughout the whole album. While there isn’t necessarily a theme that binds every track together, there is certainly a message within this album: that finding a sense of balance is vital when you are faced with any challenges.
In support of the new album, Solemn Vision have released the single “Gates”. The track is accompanied by a brand new music video, which you can watch here:
“Gates is one of our more intense tracks, written during the covid lockdown. Instrumentally, it provided a cathartic release for our pent up energy & emotions,” Solemn Vision state and continue: “Lyrically, it summarizes a few things that Aaron has experienced while being a part of the local metal scene. The song has been interpreted to admonish “gatekeeping”, which has always been a problem within the scene. For the music video, we wanted to show people that, as we hail from the melting pot that is New York City, these “Gates” have no place in the SV camp, as we welcome all with open arms!“
“Despite The Rise Of The Sun” track listing:
01. Father From The Flame
04. A Debt To The Wraith
05. On The Eve Of Silence
06.Sea Of Trees
07. Bane And Benumbed
08. Unfinished Tapestry
09. The Cerebral Labyrinth
10. Unfinished Tapestry (Acoustic Version)
The album is available for pre-order at THIS LOCATION