U.K. Epic Doom Metal crew Godthrymm have released the new single "Sacred Soil," a song from forthcoming Transcending Records EP "A Grand Reclamation." The EP will be released April 6th as a CD. The 12" vinyl version will be released through Cosmic Key Creations. Stream "Sacred Soil" in the player above.
Writing and rehearsing for "A Grand Reclamation" commenced early 2017, and November 2017 saw the band head into the fabled Academy studio, with fellow My Dying Bride alumni Dan Mullins at the desk. With the start of 2018, came the announcement that the band are honored to see the hard work being released on vinyl courtesy of Cosmic Key Creations, and on digipak CD courtesy of Transcending Records. The EP features stunning artwork from Brian D'Agosta (shown below), whose credits include Vallenfyre and Implore, amongst many others. We await the physical release of the EP, and expect Godthrymm to make a live debut in the coming months.
Godthrymm is a reconnection of old brothers with a shared musical past, to create crushing new apocalyptic metal that is a culmination of everything musical that has brought us to this present day. With Hamish Glencross (Vallenfyre, ex-My Dying Bride, ex-Solstice) on lead vocals and guitar, rejoined with old partners Chaz Netherwood (ex-Solstice) on guitar, and Shaun Taylor Steels (My Dying Bride, ex-Anathema, ex-Solstice) on drums. The line-up was completed by the addition of Rich Mumford of Malediction on bass. They have a long and celebrated history of writing and recording together, and have been channeling this dark magic again, but with the added dimension of the extra experience gained over the years. Musically, creating crushing, apocalyptic doom metal, with the influence of the epic and the melancholy found in their combined past musical outputs.
Godthrymm will be performing May 12th at the UK's Manor Fest 2018, alongside Monolith Cult, Evile, Xentrix and other great bands.
The EP track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. A Grand Reclamation
2. Sacred Soil
3. The Pantheon