This Friday will mark the official unveiling of Black Somnia, the impending new full-length from Seattle-based blackened avantgarde doom bringers Eye Of Nix. Slated to drop via newly-launched Scry Recordings, the immersive new offering was recorded by renowned producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot).
The album will be available December 15th digitally and in a full color gatefold LP presentation with 180-gram black vinyl, limited to 250 copies. Check out now “Black Somnia” in its entirety below.
Black Somnia centers itself on themes of fear, control, and anxiety while shape-shifting through a lens of blackened psychedelia and doom. “Black Somnia includes five new pieces and a re-imagining of ‘A Curse.’ Our goal for the recording was to frame the songs’ turbulence and tension with layers of atmosphere,” relays Von Spain. “We also worked intensively with occult artist/photographer Anima Nocturna (Carlos Melgoza) and an international group of Butoh performers to create the album’s ritual-based visual element.”