A truly dense and obliterating work both musically and thematically, Lightbringer, the forthcoming debut full-length from Finnish death sludge dealers BLACK ROYAL, centers itself on mankind’s utter failure in finding inner strength and the empty trust in false ideologies. The soundtrack to a world on the path towards imminent decay, Lightbringer will see release via Suicide Records next month.
In advance of its release, BLACK ROYAL is pleased to unveil their captivating new video for “The Chosen.” Issues the band of the track: “A new breed rises from chaos to follow the path of The Elders and The Wise. These educated individuals of high understanding have been carrying a Light of Empowering Life within. Their destiny has been written in their DNA before the Ancient Times, so forth they are compelled to fulfill their task regardless if its mandatory or self-considered or even recognized. We are on a brink of the New World Order.”
View the clip, as well as the band’s previously released video for opening album bruiser, “Cryo-Volcanic,” below.
BLACK ROYAL’s thundering Lightbringer will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats via Swedish-Finnish label Suicide Records on March 9th. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.
“Faith is, more or less, a consequence of fear and ignorance,” further elaborates the band of the Lightbringer concept. “Mankind’s quest for meaning is greater than their ability to understand that we hold the key to our own potential and inner strength. This act against the original plan of The Elders and The Wise has led mankind to the brink of their own intellectual extinction. To survive, mankind must abandon the power of religious dogmas and evolve by the strength from one’s inner self. Time has come for the Lightbringer to enthrone and steer man back to the path of free thought and prove wrong their false choices (the reason for current global chaos). Now is time for the new world order. It won’t be divine.”
Hailing from Tampere, Finland, BLACK ROYAL was forged in 2013. The quartet’s music combines modern sludge with ‘90s death metal, classic seventies influences, epic choruses and unconventional arrangements, resulting in a distinctly alluring sound often and accurately described as “death blues.” Inspired by beer and occult teachings, their music is laced with distortion and growls proclaiming various themes from free thought to the perils of organized religion.
Following two critically-lauded EPs — The Summoning Pt.1 and Pt.2, released in 2015 and 2016 respectively — the band was signed by Swedish-Finnish label Suicide Records and unleashed the Dying Star seven-inch/digital single, serving as the first taste of BLACK ROYAL’s imminent Lightbringer debut, coming at you this Spring.