Only one and a half year after releasing its debut, October 9th 2020 will see Berlin- based doom metal collective, neànder, release their sophomore album titled “eremit” on Through Love Records.
“eremit” is the follow up to the bands’ critically acclaimed self-titled debut, that was a true monument to heavy music. UK’s RnR Magazine featured them in its ‘Best of 2019’ as a “Proof that there’s beauty in melancholy is the instrumental soundscape neànder by Germans of the same name”, while Rolling Stone scored 4 out of 5 stars and named the 4-pieces’ sound ‘a dead black moonscape’.
The instrumental heavy weights, who formed in 2017 and feature members of Blackgazers Ånd, Hardcore Punks Patsy O’ Hara, Berlin Sludgers Earth Ship and live band musicians from Indie outfit Casper, cut a dark and desolate, bleak crystal playing with variations of light and shade. With their upcoming magnum opus, neànder continue to evolve their very own blend of heavy music that draws on musical elements of doom, ambient and black metal.
Just exclusively premiered with Metal Injection, neànder have unleashed a second single taken from “eremit“! The album’s closing track, “Atlas”, is an epic voyage and another perfect example of why this band is beginning to make waves in the underground metal circuit. Dive through their vast, cinematic lens and mountainous soundscapes, and watch neànder‘s brand new clip for “Atlas” here:
“Atlas’ is the closing track of ‘Eremit.’ With all the ups and downs – within rhythm and chord progression – breaks and mood changes; it might be the most experimental song of the album.” Says guitarist Jan Korbach. “I really like this fact because the track may lead into our future as an artist. The song has to be perceived as one with ‘Clivina’ (the song that leads towards ‘Atlas’). With over 14 minutes this is also our longest track (until now). It’s truly a marathon, not a sprint.
“eremit” was produced and mixed by Jan Oberg (Earth Ship / Grin) at the Hidden Planet Studio in Berlin, the drums were recorded by Kadavar’s Christoph Bartelt. The album was mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna, who reveals: “It was pure joy working on this very powerful and yet dynamic album trying to get the music forward in the most flattering way. Highly recommended album!”
- Purpur (prelude)
“eremit” is slated for a release on October 9th via Through Love Records and will be available as Vinyl, CD and in Digital formats. Pre-order your album copy of this must-have doom and blackened colossus at THIS LOCATION!
neànder Live Dates 2021:
18.02.21 DE – Jena, KuBa
19.02.21 DE – Mannheim, Forum
20.02.21 DE – Köln, MTC
21.02.21 DE – Frankfurt, Nachtleben
22.02.21 DE – Siegen, Vortex
23.02.21 DE – Paderborn, Wohlsein
24.02.21 DE – Leipzig, Naumanns
25.02.21 DE – München, Kranhalle
26.02.21 DE – Erlangen, E-Werk
27.02.21 DE – Ulm, Kradhalle
03.03.21 DE – Dresden, Chemiefabrik
04.03.21 DE – Hamburg, Hafenklang
05.03.21 DE – Hannover, Bei Chéz Heinz
06.03.21 DE – Anaberg, Alte Brauerei
07.03.21 DE – Berlin, Cassiopaia
19.03.21 DE – Flensburg, Volksbad