Candlelight Records today confirms June 16th as the North American release date for “A Dracula,” the second full-length album from Las Vegas-based doom metal band, Demon Lung.
Produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, High On Fire, Eyehategod etc.), the album will be available for preorder via Amazon, iTunes and physical retailers beginning May 26th and is available for preorder now at BandCamp.
In mid-December, Demon Lung began a second pilgrimage to Oregon to work with Anderson. At the journey’s conclusion, eight dark hymns became the “A Dracula” storyline. Using Juan López Moctezuma’s 1977 horror film, “Alucarda,” as the album’s muse, the audio is packaged with unique original art by illustrator Joshua Foster (Pallbearer).
Drummer Jeremy Brenton notes, “When we started the writing process, we happened to be deep into an Alucarda obsession. [Vocalist] Shanda [Fredrick] sat down and made an outline for her take on the film and we all started crafting songs to flow with it. Fitting the mood of each riff and melody with the narrative was challenging but it is the most satisfying way for us to write.”
Fredrick adds, “Alucarda is a more relatable story for me than our last album’s subject matter; which made writing a lot more fun this time around. The heroine in this story is the daughter of Satan, who happens to fall in love with the purest of souls in the convent she resides. She coaxes this soul over to the dark, with only intentions of love but in doing so she dooms her to death by the hands of the nuns. The anger consumes her and she uses her dark powers to resurrect her love and together they kill the convent and then the world. So like I said… it’s a lot more fun this time around.”
The track listing is as follows:
1. Rursumque Alucarda
2. Behold, The Daughter
3. I Am Haunted
4. Gypsy Cursem
5. Deny The Savior
6. Mark Of Jubilee
7. Rursumque Adracula
8. Raped By The Serpent