The Eternal Fanfare mini-LP from black metal soloist HULDER, is streaming in full via 20 Buck Spin. The premiere comes in advance of the offering’s release this Friday, July 1st.
With the release of her Godslastering: Hymns Of A Forlorn Peasantry full-length, HULDER made it known that the pure traditional black metal of earlier releases could be classical, rich in detail and creatively novel once again. A triumphant debut that indicated much more to come. On The Eternal Fanfare, HULDER expands the scope laid out on her Godslastering: Hymns Of A Forlorn Peasantry debut, taking the production value to new places with more low-end depth and forceful resonance. The songwriting capability continues to sharpen into a dense confluence of her disparate influences such as on the cinematically expansive “Burden Of Flesh And Bone” and “Sylvan Awakening” to the cold stormblast ferocity of the title track. Opener “Curse From Beyond” is a celestial atmospheric piece akin to Dead Can Dance at their most mysteriously plaintive while the pensive lament of closer “A Perilous Journey” concludes The Eternal Fanfare with an aura of melancholic finality.
BrooklynVegan lauds HULDER’s “dark, evil, tornadic black metal,” while Nine Circles notes, “HULDER certainly knows how to deliver a forceful, tightly woven black metal album… The Eternal Fanfare shows that injecting a more robust production doesn’t take away from the general necro vibe, and that – done right – there’s still vitality in a sound folks starting railing against almost as soon as it came out.” NoobHeavy writes, “it’s timeless in many ways… you won’t confuse their sound for anyone else’s. It’s excellent and subtly unique stuff.” Adds Wonderbox Metal, “The songs are frosted and rich, offering a substantive journey into deep blackened waters that range from the beautiful and sublime, to the downright menacing.”
Stream HULDER’s The Eternal Fanfare at THIS LOCATION.
HULDER will return to the road on a US tour with labelmates Skeleton. The tour includes a special performance at 20 Buck Spin’s label showcase in Los Angeles, California July 29th. Additional support will be provided by Devil Master on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
HULDER w/ Skeleton:
7/09/2022 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
7/12/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
7/13/2022 Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
7/14/2022 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
7/15/2022 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Devil Master
7/16/2022 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN w/ Devil Master
7/17/2022 The Ready Room – Louis, MO w/ Devil Master
7/18/2022 Boggs Social – Atlanta, GA
7/19/2022 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
7/20/2022 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL #
7/22/2022 The Goat – New Orleans, LA
7/23/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX #
7/24/2022 The Lost Well – Austin, TX #
7/27/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
7/29/2022 20 Buck Spin Label Showcase @ First Street Pool Billiards – Los Angeles, LA
7/30/2022 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA #
8/05/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR #
# HULDER Only
Hulder – guitars, bass, keys, vocals
Phil Tougas – guitar solo on “Burden Of Flesh And Bone”
Necreon – drums
CK – drums on “Sylvan Awakening”