Patricia Thomas Management has issued that Austrian Black Metallers VALFEANOR have today debuted the track “Kratores” from their upcoming album “The Eerie Constellation” which is set for release on the 25th of March on Cursed Records.
The ten-track album will be the third full-length release from the band, and marks a change in direction towards the more psychedelic end of the genre. “The Eerie Constellation” was recorded, mixed and mastered at the Iratus Canor studios in Austria by Daniel Müller and produced by VALFEANOR founder and frontman Cardinalis Desderoth. Artwork is by Bernth Brodträger (BLED DRY, Ex-BELPHEGOR Session Guitarist). “Kratores” can be heard below.
Track Listing for “The Eerie Constellation” as follows:
2. Lethe Jenseits
3. Lethe Diesseits
5. The Eerie Constellation
7. Chaos Nova
9. The Elegy And The Reverence
Formed in 2002 VALFEANOR’s lineup comprises Cardinalis Desderoth (HELLSAW) on vocals, bass and keyboards, Isiul (HELLSAW) on guitars and The Unknown on drums. The band’s first release “En Ny Tid”, which appeared in 2007, was rooted in fantasy themes and took a melodic musical path whilst 2009’s follow up “Noreia” began the change in direction that would lead Desderoth down a much different musical and conceptual route which he develops further in “The Eerie Constellation”.
Commenting on the new album, Desderoth had this to say: “I have worked much harder on this album than either of the others, mainly because musically I wanted to take it in a much more complex direction. Like many musicians who have played in relatively well-known bands I find it very irritating that certain critics always have to judge one band against the other. I get pretty tired of having VALFEANOR’s music compared to HELLSAW’s, as the two could not be more different, either in musical style or subject matter. I can use between 8 and 20 riffs in one song, so the two bands really don’t warrant any comparison. Essentially all three of VALFEANOR’s albums deal with our awareness and perception of things around us. “En Ny Tid” was about the fantasy world that exists on the fringes of our day to day reality, and “Noreia” concentrated on the realities of life, which, despite the negative aspects, could also be fulfilling. “The Eerie Constellation” takes it one step further in an exploration of both the dark things that surround us and the myriad things that are all around us, such as the constellations, and whose beauty we rarely glance at but into which we can escape if we choose to. It is most definitely not an album that dwells on the negative aspects of our existence”.
VALFEANOR will appear at the Eine in Teich Festival, Neugarten Almseehütte, Gerlitzen, Kärnten, Austria on the 12 July 2013. More information about the band can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/valfeanorofficial
Five tracks, from VALFEANOR, including “Kratores” can be heard below.