MOUNTAINEER OFFERS FIRST TASTE OF NEW ALBUM WITH STUNNING DOOM-GAZE TRACK/VIDEO “SHOT THROUGH WITH SUNLIGHT”
*”BLOODLETTING” OUT MAY 22ND VIA LIFEFORCE RECORDS*
Bay Area post-metal, doomgazers MOUNTAINEER recently unveiled plans to release their highly-anticipated, third full-length album, “Bloodletting,” on May 22nd with Lifeforce Records. Today, the band has unveiled the record’s first new track, an intense, crushing song titled “Shot Through With Sunlight.”
Commenting on the new song, guitarist Clayton Bartholomew says, “‘Shot Through With Sunlight’ was one of the first songs written for “Bloodletting,” and it’s also one of the heavier songs we’ve ever made.”
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “SHOT THROUGH WITH SUNLIGHT”: https://youtu.be/r_FFWA3U1X0
Discussing the new album, the band explains, “Like its predecessors, ‘Bloodletting’ is something of a concept album, with all of the songs tied together under one overarching idea. From the moment we started working on the project, we knew we were artistically taking a step in a darker direction. Every conversation about the record always seemed to center on themes of letting go, shedding our skin, and casting off non-physical things weighing us down. As each of us grows older we try to become better versions of ourselves, and in that process we have learned it often becomes necessary to distance ourselves from certain people and places in our pasts. While the meaning of these themes may differ from band member to band member, from the onset our unified intention was to write an album that served as a goodbye letter to those people and things we’ve had to leave behind.”
MOUNTAINEER’s upcoming record follows the band’s critically heralded, 2018 sophomore record, “Passages.” The band is currently plotting their return to stages across the U.S. later this year. Details forthcoming.