Swedish symphonic black metallers MIST OF MISERY have unveiled “The Long Road”, their second single taken from their upcoming album “Severance” to be released via Non Serviam Records on November 4th 2022.
“‘The Long Road’ is the second chapter of the concept album ‘Severance’. It’s quite an unusual song for Mist of Misery and differs a bit from the other tracks of the album. Yet the grandeur of the orchestral arrangements really stand out here with the harpsichord, glockenspiel, wind instruments and choirs”, comments the band.
LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE: smarturl.it/MistofMisery2
Recently the band released the first single “Into The Embrace Of Winter”:
“Severance” will be released as CD and digital. The pre-orders of the new album are available here:
“Severance” is the first MIST OF MISERY’s concept album, and it tells a tragic tale which takes place in 19th century rural England. It is filled with melancholy, grief and despair.
The band explains: “We are aware that it differs quite a bit from our previous albums but the core elements of Mist Of Misery are still very much present. We hope that it will satisfy our old fans and also bring in new fans. All the tracks for ‘Severance’ were written specifically to fit the story of the album as it is a concept album. Therefore we had to carefully match the atmosphere of the story and the individual songs as the story unfolds. The writing came naturally but we obviously had to carefully decide the order of the songs”.
“Severance” Track Listing:
1 – An Ode to Solitude
2 – The Long Road
3 – A Sombre Solace
4 – Into the Embrace of Winter
5 – A Wasted Life
6 – Through Night’s Gloom
7 – Oceans of Grief
8 – Severance
9 – Reflections
10 – Towards the Descent
MIST OF MISERY was formed by Mortuz Denatus (VANHELGA) in 2010 in the northern suburbs of Stockholm with the vision to create music that was based on melancholy, darkness, depression and atmosphere. The band released the EP “Bleak Autumn” EP, followed by the full-length album by the same name in 2011. The EP “Temple Of Stilled Voices” saw the light of the day in 2013. MIST OF MISERY released their second full-length entitled “Abscence” in 2016 which showcased the progression the band had made since their early days. Thanks to its blend of atmospheric black metal and symphonic and depressive elements, the album was very well received around the world getting tremendous reviews. Before its release, Livsnekaren had joined the band on drums and was soon followed by Tenebris (ex-VANHELGA and ex-GRÁ), who joined the band on bass for various live performances and later became a permanent member in 2017.
The band followed up the critically acclaimed album with two EP’s in 2017 entitled “Shackles of Life” and “Fields of Isolation”. The following years MIST OF MISERY performed at festivals in Bulgaria, Germany and Wales as well as various gigs in their own home country while writing their next album. The epic and grandiose double record “Unalterable” (2019) displayed the band’s evolved atmospheric sound. It garnered much praise and paved the way for another evolution in the soundscape of MIST OF MISERY, which was made evident when the band began working on a new album, along with the new singer Änglamakaren (Night Crowned).
The writing of their new effort took the band’s symphonic sound to new heights. MIST OF MISERY finished the recording of “Severance” in early 2022 and soon signed with Non Serviam Records, with a planned release on November 4th 2022.
MIST OF MISERY are
Änglamakaren – Vocals
Tenebris – Bass
Mortuz Denatus – Drums