“It is a new era where lush vegetation has given way to a humongous, sprawling mycelium controlling all remaining life. The last form of collective consciousness has merged into a gigantic organism whose ultimate task is to purge the planet of the scoria of humanity.” — ABRAHAM on “Vulvaire“
As the release of Look, Here Comes The Dark!, the conceptual new full-length from crushing Swiss post-metal collective ABRAHAM, draws near, today Treble is pleased to unveil the band’s animated video clip for the track “Vulvaire.”
Issues the band, “‘Vulvaire’ is taken from the third part of our album. After the collapse of the reign of man in part one, and the reclaim of vegetation in part two, part three depicts the era of the mycelium. It is a new era where lush vegetation has given way to a humongous sprawling mycelium, controlling all remaining life. The last form of collective consciousness has merged into a gigantic organism whose ultimate task is to purge the planet of the scoria of humanity. We wanted to experiment with songwriting and arrangements, emerge with some magical moments, hybrid forms of life, and bizarre new signs of religiosity. Pierre captured all this and injected it into a weird psychedelic 3D animated video. What is happening here is indescribable and requires forgetting everything you ever expected from a ‘metal’ video…”
Adds Treble, “The clip ties into the concept of the album, which deals in apocalyptic themes, and the sound of the track is steeped in heroic sounds reminiscent of Isis, Ocean, and Cult Of Luna. It’s a compelling audio-visual experience.”
View “Vulvaire” courtesy of Treble at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, view ABRAHAM’s “Silent At Last” video, as well as first single, “Wonderful World,” below.
ABRAHAM’s Look, Here Comes The Dark! will be released May 11th via Pelagic Records on 4xLP, 2xCD and digitally. For North American preorders, go to THIS LOCATION, in Europe go to THIS LOCATION, for Australia visit THIS LOCATION, and for digital orders go HERE.
A classic post-apocalyptic dystopia, like a musical version of McCarthy’s The Road, or Whitehead’s Zone One, the album is divided into four consecutive periods throughout which the story of the disappearance of all life on Earth is told. Each section – I: Anthropocene, II: Phytocene, III: Mycocene, and IV: Oryktocene – is defined by a unique approach in terms of style, songwriting, degree of experimentation, and choice of instrumentation. Producer Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna has taken an approach that honors each part’s own integrity and identity, and mixed the drums, guitars, synths, vocals differently for each part, as if they were independent records.
During their now eight years of existence and through festivals and tours supporting the likes of Cult Of Luna and The Ocean, the band has forged their reputation as one of the leading post metal bands in Europe – but Look, Here Comes The Dark! is truly something more in every imaginable regard: intensity, conceptuality, ferocity, delivery, obsession, depth, length, darkness, madness…
Though it’s easy to assume a clear message from its theme, the band clarifies that Look, Here Comes The Dark! does not intend to serve as a political pamphlet. “This apocalyptic frame of mind allows us to apprehend the dark and violent emotions which emerge when we are confronted with our sinking world, enabling us to move beyond denial and bargaining, to welcome fear, despair, and rage instead of letting them consume us and thereupon to begin to grieve over the demise of our civilization,” comments comments drummer/vocalist D. Schlagmeister., whose broken, wrecked melodic vocals clash with main vocalist Olivier Haehnel’s destructive and prophetic growls. “It is a long funeral lament.”
“…Eerie, dissonant guitar and drums that pound with a ritualistic intensity match a video bathed in red light.” – Decibel on ABRAHAM‘s “Silent At Last” video
“…so intense that it is almost physically painful.” – Metal Hammer