Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK have entered the Green House studio in their hometown to start recording their third full-length album! The record will follow up 2019’s critically acclaimed ‘The Burning Dawn.’ The album is slated for a 2022 release. Stay tuned for more!
CLOAK comments, “We’ve officially entered The Green House studio in Atlanta for album number 3. Joey Jones, who produced our first album, ‘To Venomous Depths,’ is back with us this time around. The writing period was long, intense, and vicious, with many moments of triumph and empowerment. We’re extremely proud of the new material and in many ways it will be a completely new chapter for the band. People will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome of our current sound.”
Moreover, the band will be headlining a U.S. tour across the East Coast and Midwest this fall! The trek will kick off on October 28 in Lexington, KY and will conclude in the band’s hometown on November 14! The full run of dates can be found below and you can find more information HERE.
The album can be streamed, downloaded, and ordered HERE.
CLOAK Headlining U.S. Dates w/ Demiser
10/28: Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
10/29: Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
10/30: Chicago, IL @ Bourbon On Division [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
10/31: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/01: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing [EVENT LINK]
11/02: Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee
11/03: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
11/04: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/05: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/06: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/07: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/08: Richmond, VA @ The Camel [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/09: Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone [ EVENT LINK]
11/10: Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/11: Greenville, SC @ Radio Room [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/12: Savannah, GA @ El-Rocko Lounge [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
11/13: Jacksonville, FL @ Archetype
11/14: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl [TICKETS // EVENT LINK] **Hometown Show**
Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States. Atlanta, GA based quartet CLOAK blend the sounds of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound.
Their debut full-length, ‘To Venomous Depths,’ (2017) was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Decibel Magazine placed it at #20 among their “Top 40 Albums of 2017,” solidifying the band’s place among the heavy metal elite. Now, CLOAK is back with ‘The Burning Dawn,’ a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band are still rife with fresh ideas.
Conceptually, the record comes from a place below the surface where the sleepless and sinister dwell, and is absorbed by the darkest of dreams and the most primal desires. Musically, this exploration takes the gothic nuances of its predecessor while abandoning any hesitation in exchange for a more aggressive and vehement spirit.
While rippers like “On Poisoned Ground” and “Into the Storm” deliver a fury of soulful aggression, songs like “Lifeless Silence” and “The Fire, The Faith, The Void” offer a darker, gothic essence, ultimately displaying CLOAK’s multi-faceted and dynamic musical diversity. So, raise your fists and set fire to the world; this is ‘The Burning Dawn.’
Scott Taysom – Vocals & Guitar
Max Brigham – Guitar
Sean Bruneau – Drums
Billy Robinson – Bass