Gothic Doom project Lord Of Shadows has published a visualizer for new single “Faith Of Thy Beloved” featuring guest vocals by Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride) and Heike Langhans (ex-Draconian, Remina). “Faith Of Thy Beloved” is the second single taken from debut album “Echoes Of Yore,” set to release on September 01, 2023 via Tragedy Productions and Meuse Music Records. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
The brainchild of lyricist Shadows, Lord Of Shadows is a magnificent exploration of the essence of Gothic Doom. Towering riffs entwined in melancholy guitar melodies, colossal drums and an interweaving of mournful vocals all bring Shadows’ tales of lost love and tragedy to vivid, vibrant life. “Faith Of Thy Beloved” is the second single to be taken from the debut full-length album from Lord Of Shadows – “Echoes Of Yore” – and it features wonderful vocal performances from Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride and Heike Langhans of Remina, formerly of Draconian. Their beautiful, contrasting vocals are lifted upon the shoulders of the brilliant playing of multi-instrumentalist Mike Lamb of Sojourner.
Lord Of Shadows’ debut album, “Echoes Of Yore,” is a monolithic tribute to the Gothic Doom genre by a collection of artists that have gathered in the orbit of Valentin.
To bring Shadows’ lyrics to life, Mike Lamb (Sojourner, Remina, Light Field Reverie) wrote and recorded 7 tracks of pure gothic doom wreathed in the phenomenal performances of guest vocalists Heike Langhans (ex-Draconian, Remina, Light Field Reverie, ex-ISON), Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride), and Emilio Crespo (Sojourner). Together these elements provide a showcase for Shadows’ lyrics to weave a tragic story of love, loss, and sorrow.
Shadows says about the album: “The album Echoes Of Yore is meant to overpower both the sacred and the profane, in order to establish itself as self-aware, redeeming its own existence at the very edge of doom genre itself… Following the hourglass of memories, from ‘Her lips were poetry and doom…’ through to ‘Your blood weighs heavy…’, each song is inspired by my own life and is connected to the next one, to form one sorrowful story of love and the acceptance of one’s fate.”
More than this, “Echoes Of Yore” builds its own universe of tragedy and doom, and offers the final surrender to the chaotic nature of the artist. Left with nothing more than the memory of her, having extinguished half of his own twin-flame, where the perception of love and death become equal to each other: her kiss means sacrifice, his art shall be the penance…
“Echoes Of Yore” will be released through Tragedy Productions and Meuse Music Records on September 01, 2023.
Pre-Order the album on Bandcamp: https://lordofshadows.bandcamp.com/album/echoes-of-yore
01. Her Lips Were Poetry And Doom
02. Faith Of Thy Beloved
03. At The End Of Our Eclipse
04. She Was But An Echo Of Yore
05. Through Memories, I Gave Her Life
06. If The Tears Are Forgotten
07. Your Blood Weighs Heavy
All songs written & recorded by Mike Lamb (Sojourner / Remina / Light Field Reverie) at Ghost Bird Studios in Düren, Germany
Guest clean vocals on tracks 2-6 by Heike Langhans (ex-Draconian / Remina / Light Field Reverie / :LOR3L3I:)
Guest clean & growl vocals on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 by Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride)
Guest growl vocals on track 3 by Emilio Crespo (Sojourner)
Drums tracked by Jakob Olsen in Umeå, Sweden
Produced, mixed & mastered by Mike Lamb at Ghost Bird Studios in Düren, Germany