news: Arð unveil first video single and details of new album „Untouched by Fire“
Monastic Doom inventors Arð return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length „Untouched by Fire“. As a first glimpse of
Monastic Doom inventors Arð return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length „Untouched by Fire“. As a first glimpse of their new masterpiece, the Northumbrian band reveal the lyric video ‚Cursed to Nothing but Patience‘ as the first single taken from the forthcoming new album, for which the release date April 26, 2024 has been carved in runes.
On „Untouched by Fire“, Arð narrate the tale of another Northern saint, the Anglo-Saxon warrior-king Oswald, also called Whiteblade, who united the lands of Bernicia and Deira, and reigned over the thus newly created Kingdom of Northumbria between the years 633 and 642.
Arð comment: „The opening track ‚Cursed to Nothing but Patience‘, like all of the tracks on the new album, went through many stages of development as it took shape before I was finally satisfied“, mastermind Mark Deeks explains. „All of the elements that make up the sound of Arð are gathered here, but there are also some new, almost ‚progressive‘ details added to the mix. It’s a mammoth nine minute journey that to me sets the tone for some of the darker atmospheres in this album. Patience is always rewarded.“
With the sophomore album „Untouched by Fire“, Arð have raised their own bar by several notches. Perfectly arranged monastic doom songs with high dynamics and pristine songwriting have found their match in a massive production. Close your eyes and let the Northumbrians take their listeners to an age when Germanic warrior kings carved out new kingdoms with sword and fire – and a new god by their side from whom they demanded victory in battle! A bloody feast for the ravens, a golden treasure for the ears!
Release date: April 26, 2024
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