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Official press release:

New Jersey’s own Windfaerer forges a soundscape that entwines folkloric elegance with black metal ferocity. A portmanteau meaning, “one who travels with the wind,” like a vessel lost at sea, the name Windfaerer sets a melancholic atmosphere of longing for a return to a homeland, yet with hopeful eyes set toward the unknown. It is the animus of guitarist and frontman, M. Gonçalves as an epic black metal paean to his ancestral homeland of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal).

On their most recent effort, Tenebrosum, Windfaerer casts off the edge of black metal and takes the listener on a spiritual journey of discovery, embarking into the unknown, treacherous seas. The album is named after the archaic term for the Atlantic Ocean (“Mare Tenebrosum”), meaning “sea of darkness.” “From Euskadi and to Hyperborea, leaving Finisterra behind!”

Tenebrosum finds Windfaerer building upon their previous release, Solar. Powerful violins are immersed in a battering ram of dynamic metal riffing, painting a scene with every passage. The sounds on Tenebrosum can be used as a soundtrack to venerate Gaia or as a rousing heavy metal battle cry. Tenebrosum was recorded at Frightbox Recording throughout 2014 and mixed and mastered by Rob Torres. With Tenebrosum, Windfaerer have truly forged “a monument to the iron within our veins.”

In celebration of its forthcoming unveiling, today No Clean Singing is offering up opening track, “Celestial Supremacy”, for public appreciation noting:

“With hammering riffs, thundering drums, and a squalling lead guitar, ‘Celestial Supremacy’ immediately conjures vivid images of storm-tossed seas. The music is accented by Ben Karas’ violin performance, which is both beautiful and searing, while guitarist Michael Gonçalves’ passionate, bleeding-edge howls and shrieks enhance the music’s driving intensity. There is blood-pumping fury in the song, as well as captivating melody, as the band weave together elements of black metal and melodic death metal to produce a riveting, powerhouse piece of music that hits with the force of a gale.”

Sample “Celestial Supremacy” courtesy of No Clean Singing below:

Tenebrosum will be released independently on September 22nd, 2015. Pre-order info to be announced shortly.

Tour dates:
7/01 – Brooklyn, NY | Saint Vitus Bar
7/17 – Trenton, NJ | Championship Bar
7/24 – Philadelphia, PA | Kung Fu Necktie
8/01 – Stroudsburg, PA | Pocono Folk Metal Fest

Tenebrosum track listing:

1. “Celestial Supremacy”
2. “Finisterra”
3. “Tales Told In Oblivion”
4. “Santería”
5. “The Everlasting”
6. “Morir En El Olvido”
7. “The Outer Darkness”

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