DARK FORTRESS RELEASE “PULLING AT THREADS” FROM SPECTRES FROM THE OLD WORLD
Venerated black metal specialists DARK FORTRESS return with a new album, Spectres from the Old World, on February 28th, 2020. After a six-year gap, Germany’s darkest sons continue where Venereal Dawn (2014) left off conceptually. Dark Fortress vocalist Morean states, “together with the rest of the human race, the protagonist reincarnated as a disembodied creature of pure light in ‘On Fever’s Wings’, the last song of Venereal Dawn. The new album attempts to draw a picture of such a mind’s perspective on life – reincarnating as pure, massless energy. The narrator has become the fabric of the universe itself. This is where heavy physics and string theory come in.”
Morean further elaborates on “Pulling at Threads” stating, “as mankind’s destructive tendencies start turning on itself, the subdued world around it breathes a sigh of relief. Humans erect monument after monument to their own greatness, but fail to see the erosion caused by their own greed, jealousy and small-mindedness. Nature leans back and watches as the human empires start crumbling from within. Thus, as one tiny thread that keeps civilisation together after another breaks and disintegrates, the problem starts solving itself.”
Spectres from the Old World is more direct, more aggressive than its predecessors. At no time in DARK FORTRESS’ history have they reached so far out into the darkness, only to find the domain of astronomy non-existent, the end merely an end. Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed Studios throughout 2019, Spectres from the Old World marks an important milestone in DARK FORTRESS’ journey along actual and spiritual left-hand paths.
Spectres from the Old World is available in the following formats:
Ltd. CD Mediabook (outside of North America)
CD Digipak (North America)
Gatefold black 2LP
100x Gatefold transparent blue 2LP – via the CM Distro Onlineshop
200x Gatefold transparent petrol green 2LP – via CM Distro
200x Gatefold transparent magenta 2LP – via EMP and Nuclear Blast
Morean comments, “to celebrate the release of our eighth studio album ‘Spectres from the Old World’, we are happy to announce a handful of release shows next spring in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. More dates later in the year to come. Hope to see you there!”
DARK FORTRESS FESTIVAL DATES:
11.04.20 (NO) Oslo – Inferno Festival
24.05.20 (USA) Baltimore – Maryland Deathfest
27/28.06.20 (USA) Los Angeles – California Deathfest
23.07.20 (SK) Drevenice Reviste – Gothoom Festival
28.07.20 (SVN) Tolmin – Metaldays
DARK FORTRESS is V. Santura (guitars), Phenex (keys), Seraph (drums), Morean (vocals), and Asvargr (guitars).
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