Dutch blackened death / doom group Soulburn just announced the completion of a new, third studio album release, entitled “Earthless Pagan Spirit,” and set to drop on November 18th, 2016 via Century Media Records.
Following 2014’s “The Suffocating Darkness effort,” this new album was recorded in The Netherlands at Harrow Studio as well as Double Noise Studio and then mixed and mastered by Magnus “Devo” Andersson at Endarker Studio Sweden (Marduk, Ofermod, etc.).
Vocalist & bassist and Twan van Geel checked in to say: “Soulburn’s ‘Earthless Pagan Spirit’ marks the band’s third full-length album since the 1996 debut album ‘Feeding On Angels.’ As people often say about a band’s third album is that it should show the bands ‘true’ face. Well, ‘Earthless Pagan Spirit’ melts the rough elements of the past in perfect balance with the corrosive taste of the new. Showing a band who have set out a delicate blend of old school breathing black metal that strengthens its venom with a poisonous twist of doom and death metal.
“Where its predecessor ‘The Suffocating Darkness’ already wandered, ‘Earthless Pagan Spirit’ sets its sails further down the blackest of seas. Lyrically ‘ Earthless Pagan Spirit’ is breathing a Nietzschean storm upon this narrow minded religious plague this world is infested by. A serpent’s tongue spreading fear to some, yet a glorified temptation to others. Those who read between the lines may illuminate in its satanic glare and find new meaning in them.”
In connection with the album’s release, Soulburn has already announced a few selected live-shows for the coming months. Here is a list of the band’s upcoming dates:
09.04.2016 Essen (Germany) – Turock Open Air
10.08.2016 Veghel (The Netherlands) – Veghel Deathfest
11.19.2016 Koblenz (Germany) – Florinsmarkt
12.16.2016 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
03.11.2017 Beek en Donk (The Netherlands) – Fortress Fest