WOE UNTO ME Sign With M-Theory Audio

WOE UNTO ME Sign With M-Theory Audio

Release First Video/Single For “Deep Beneath The Burden”

It’s on rare occasion one of your artists recommends another, and by another I mean a band halfway across the world and with a different style of metal to their own, but that’s exactly how I came to know of WOE UNTO ME,” explains label boss Marco Barbieri. “When Voices of Ruin singer Dave Barrett told me I should check out this band I was immediately intrigued by their name, logo and their locale but what’s ultimately most important and convincing was the epic proportions of their grief-stricken heaviness enhanced by an infectious aura of somber melodies. I listened and listened, which some would say is not easy when you’re submitting 12-minute songs for consideration, but I loved it. It brought me back to the ‘90s and the first times I heard and worshipped bands like My Dying Bride, Anathema, and Katatonia, but while that influence is present what’s presented is fresh and their own.
 
Belarus’ WOE UNTO ME is no stranger to some as the group formed in 2008 by guitarists Artyom Serdyuk and Dzmitry Shchyhlinski and appeared on the scene with their 2014 debut album, ‘A Step Into The Waters Of Forgetfulness,’ on Solitude Productions and its 2017 follow-up, ‘Among The Lightened Skies the Voidness Flashed.’ Both equally revered by underground and European press and cementing their name as a band to watch for fans of all things doom. For several years supporting these albums WOE UNTO MEperformed all over Eastern Europe on tours and festivals in Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania. Ukraine, Poland, Finland and Russia, sharing stages with Shape of Despair, Saturnus, Ereb Altor, Hate, Arkona, Mors Principium Est, Swallow The Sun, Ophis and more. Now it’s time to expand their depression and mournfulness across Western Europe and North America with their next album released internationally by M-Theory Audio.
 
We’re so excited about the beginning of our collaboration with M-Theory Audio! It’s a real honor to work with Marco Barbieri and his team,” states guitarist Artyom Serdyuk. “This is a next step for Woe Unto Me and we are sure that with the new release and efforts from such experienced people in the music industry we will be able to expand our limits and conquer new heights. We feel rapturous to join the family!

To preview some new music WOE UNTO ME have premiered a music video for the first single, “Deep Beneath The Burden” online today at all digital streaming and download platforms. You can watch the video HERE –https://youtu.be/3a6l_LknPLw

The idea for the lyrics in the song ‘Deep Beneath The Burden’ is inspired by Erich Fromm’s investigations in ‘The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness,” explains singer Igor Kovalyov. “As you will learn the whole concept of the album is strongly associated with the idea of transformation. This song is not an exception. Here we are talking about doubt or hesitation and how this disturbing feeling morphs into obsession and action. The whole video clip is divided into four scenes. The first one is about the state of uncertainty, where the doubt is discovered. The idea is mostly inspired by the first lines of Dante’s journey to hell from his outstanding ‘Divine Comedy.’ The next two scenes are about an acceptance of doubt and its transformation into an idea of destruction. The last one is a tragedy of a human obsession. The main character brings his doubt into real life and transforms the idea into action.
 
Musically the new record is the continuation of our movement into more progressive realms of doom metal. This is not a typical funeral doom or death-doom, but it contains the elements of all kinds of doom metal sub-genres,” states Artyom. “I think this album is going to be the most atmospheric, eclectic and mature in our discography so far. It’s quite complex musically and lyrically but at the same time I think it will be easier in terms of perception and more interesting even for the listeners that are not the fans of a classical doom metal. In terms of lyrics on this album we decided to move away from the typical plots for this kind of music and refused to just describe depressive or destructive conditions of a human being. We focused on the investigation of the nature of these feelings and tried to analyze them from the philosophical point of view.
 
More information on WOE UNTO ME and the upcoming album release will be revealed in the weeks to come at www.facebook.com/woeuntome and by M-Theory Audio.

WOE UNTO ME is:
Igor Kovalyov – vocals/samples/keys
Artyom Serdyuk– guitars/vocals
Dzmitry Shchyhlinski – rhythm guitar
Ivan Skrundevskiy – bass
Olga Apisheva – keys
Pavel Shmyga – drums
 
For more information:
www.facebook.com/woeuntome
www.instagram.com/woeuntome
www.woeuntome.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/woeuntomeband
www.m-theoryaudio.com

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