Experimental Sludge outfit ERDVE will be releasing their new album ‘Savigaila’ via Season of Mist tomorrow, July 23! The band is now streaming the offering in full ahead of the release. Listen at THIS LOCATION.
ERDVE comments: ”Finally, we are able to share our creative output at the fullest extent. This record is a huge step for us as a band and got us really hyped on experimenting further with heavy music, visuals and narrative. There was quite a bit of emotional weight that came up with the birth of this album, so we are really looking forward to all the feedback from the listeners. Now that the album is being released, we are very thankful to everyone who supports our work! You can be sure to hear much more from us soon, but for now, we hope you will enjoy this record.”
Pre-orders are now live HERE
ERDVE are furthermore unveiling the artwork and album details for ‘Savigaila’ which can be viewed below.
1. Lavondėmės (4:48) (WATCH)
2. Smala (4:10)
3. Votis (5:36)
4. Betonas (3:22)
5. Pleura (2:09)
6. Bendrystė (3:29)
7. Sugretinimas (3:22) (WATCH)
8. Pragulos (4:29) (WATCH)
9. Savigaila (5:45)
10. Skilimas (2:02)
11. Takoskyra (3:33)
Style: Experimental Hardcore Sludge
Crushing insanity drips atmospherically out of every crack on ‘Savigaila’, experimenting with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal.
When ERDVE formed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 2016, the band had a clear aesthetic vision of creating a unique heavy sound that experimented with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal – yet was not bound by any unwritten “rules” surrounding those genres. ERDVE’s members had already been active in their local scene and performed in various acts such as NYKSTA, SRAIGĖS EFEKTAS, and SPIRALE. A self-made tape version of their debut made its rounds in underground circles and the Lithuanians received the rare honour of being picked straight out of the dreaded demo pile by virtue of their musical strength and compelling quality.
The core ideas behind ERDVE are translated into lyrics, visuals, and sound by in-depth reflection on concepts such as domestic violence, utmost disgusting behaviour, crimes against humanity, and extremism. Their debut album ‘Vaitojimas’, released in 2018 by Season of Mist, delivered exactely that!
The new offering ‘Savigaila’, which translates as “self-pity”, revolves around overcoming the numbness within the great challenges of unsettling reality, and accepting them as they are. Regret, envy, self-regard, love, care and togetherness. From completely understandable to the most unreasonable sense. This idea is turned into melodies, rhythm, and sound by ERDVE on the bands upcoming sophomore album.
But make no mistake, ERDVE successfully transformed these melodies into a new unnerving experience on how THEY perceive life and with ‘Savigaila’, you may find that enjoying life, can be entirely implausible…
Join ERDVE on their next journey into the Baltic darkness!
Vaidotas Darulis – guitar, vox, recording, visuals
Valdas Voveraitis – drums, visuals
Karolis Urbanavičius – bass, piano
Producer / sound engineer: Vaidotas Darulis, self-produced
Mixing studio and engineer: Vaidotas Darulis, self-produced
Mastering studio and engineer: Vaidotas Darulis, self-produced
Cover artwork artist: Vaidotas Darulis
12″ Vinyl Gatefold Black
12″ Vinyl Gatefold Crystal Clear & Black Marbled (250 copies)
For more on ERDVE, visit the band’s official FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and BANDCAMP.