Calgary-based post-black metal outfit NUMENOREAN have unveiled new album details. The band are slated to release their debut full-length titled ‘Home’ via Season of Mist worldwide on July 22. Citing influences from genre stalwarts AGALLOCH, LIFELOVER, HYPOTHERMIA and LANTLOS, NUMENOREAN twist post black metal into a melancholic and oppressive sound they can call their own.
Regarding the album, NUMENOREAN comment:
“The album (Home) is an exploration and journey into some of the deepest human emotions we have. While it does offer hope and solace along the way, it ultimately never recovers.”
‘Home’ was recorded by NUMENOREAN vocalist/guitarist Byron Lemley and Alex Kurth in Calgary, and mix/mastered by Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome studios (GHOST BATH, BATTLECROSS, KING 810 and more) in Michigan.
About the album, engineer Josh Schroeder comments:
“Numenorean’s sound reminds me of a dark, distant memory of falling from a great height. I’m always looking to challenge the way I approach records, and no better way than to work with artists like Numenorean who are challenging the definition of black metal.”
More news regarding NUMENOREAN’s debut full-length will become available in the coming weeks.
NUMENOREAN was founded by Brandon and Byron Lemley in Canada’s most northern major city, Calgary. The brothers released a two song demo under the title ‘Demo 2014’, and created waves among the northern underground scene. Following a strong reception for the demo release, NUMENOREAN finalized a live lineup and has performed at Canada’s Sled Island Festival in 2015, where the band shared the stage with DRIVE LIKE JEHU, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, and SUMAC.