Until now, Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have been quite secretive when it comes to revealing details about their forthcoming full length album. In fact, the only thing that the band has so far revealed is that the title of the album would be “The Illuminating Darkness”.
The silence, however, is now about to be broken, as the band is premiering a track from “The Illuminating Darkness” in order to give fans a first taste of the dark and haunting journey that the album has in store for them.
The track, “A Dark Trail of Death”, can be streamed or downloaded with lyrics via the following:
or via YouTube, here:
Commenting on the choice of “A Dark Trail of Death”, BLODARV said:
“we are aware that it is usual for band premiering a track from a forthcoming album, to choose either the title track, or a track that “musically represents the entire album”. But BLODARV have never been your typical band, nor have we been known to do things the usual way, and this time it’s no different. In fact, “A Dark Trail of Death” stands out from the rest of “The Illuminating Darkness” in the sense that it’s the slowest song on the entire album.
“Whilst the rest of the tracks on “The Illuminating Darkness” are much more up-tempo, even compared to previous releases, we chose “A Dark Trail of Death” as a first taste of the upcoming album anyway because, even though it stands out tempo wise, it is still perfect to represent the entire album because it is soaked through with the essence and atmosphere of “The Illuminating Darkness”.
“A Dark Trail of Death” was recorded over two different periods. Drums and first guitar were recorded in 2016 at Anwill-Recordings, whereas vocals and the rest of the instruments were recorded in 2018 at theHammerArt & Studio’s on the island of Bornholm. Photo-art for ” A dark trail of death” is by Blodarv and HammerArt & Studio’s.