Metal Injection is currently streaming Endless Blue, the latest full-length from Italian progressive post-black metal outfit DEADLY CARNAGE, in its stunning entirety. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s digital release this Friday, September 15th via ATMF’s sublabel, A Sad Sadness Song.
A concept album based on Japanese folklore, Endless Blue is inspired by the legend of Urashima Tarō and is a journey into this abysmal world. It’s the story of descent and ascent; DEADLY CARNAGE aims to create a crepuscular sound made of lights and shadows, between the marine surface and the abyss, where each song represents a chapter of a single story and the voice is free to tell. The record also draws its inspiration from the visual art called “Ukiyo-e” (translation: images of the floating world) popular in the nineteenth century Edo period which produced masterpieces such as Takiyasha The Witch And The Skeleton Specter and The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (both woodblock triptychs) which inspired the whole visual sector of the album.
Stream DEADLY CARNAGE’s Endless Blue, exclusively at Metal Injection, HERE.
Endless Blue was recorded at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni (DGM) using mainly 70’ valve amp and analog effects, avoiding any drum effects/samples.
The record will be released digitally September 15th, on A5 digibook on September 29th, and LP on December 15th.
“A deeply melodic work, Endless Blue ripples with emotive color, atmospheric depth, and melancholic feeling. The album is dark and effortlessly absorbing.” – Wonderbox Metal
“Endless Blue stands out as a post-metal album that sticks with you. It’s beautiful, compelling, and unique, with a character of its own that brings its listener inside its world of contemplative melancholy and reverie.” – Angry Metal Guy
“Replete with intricate sounds and impressive performances, Endless Blue is going to charm post black metal fans across the globe with its walls of sound and epic tales of times forgotten and left behind.” —
Two Guys Metal Reviews
Alexios – vocals, guitars
Dave – guitars, piano
Adres – bass
Marco – drums
Mike Crinella – synth, piano, bouzouki, lute, mandolin
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