Official press release:
Following up their critically lauded debut full-length Moros, Seattle-based avant doom bringers Eye Of Nix recently completed their sophomore opus, Black Somnia.
Captured by legendary sound sage Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Black Somnia will see release December 15th, via newly-launched Scry Recordings.
Black Somnia centers itself on themes of fear, control, and anxiety while shape-shifting through a lens of blackened psychedelia and doom. Vocalist Joy Von Spain comments:
“Black Somnia includes five new pieces and a re-imagining of ‘A Curse’. Our goal for the recording was to frame the songs’ turbulence and tension with layers of atmosphere. We also worked intensively with occult artist/photographer Anima Nocturna (Carlos Melgoza) and an international group of Butoh performers to create the album’s ritual-based visual element.”
Black Somnia will be available digitally and in a full color gatefold LP presentation with 180-gram black vinyl, limited to 250 copies.
Excerpts of “A Curse” and “Fear’s Ascent” are available below. Pre-order Black Somnia at THIS LOCATION.
Black Somnia track listing:
1. “Wound And Scar”
2. “Fear’s Ascent”
3. “A Curse”
5. “Toll On”
6. “A Hideous Visage”