Sweden’s Stillborn unleashed the second single “Anathema” from the comeback album “Nocturnals” today! The album drops via Black Lodge Records on October 27th!
With it comes a pitch-black lyric video, completely in line with the track’s theme: “Anathema is not about the everlasting burning fire. It is about a compelling dark state with the absence of all human community, trust and faith.”
Gothic metal was stillborn in the late 80’s. But some 28 years ago a band left unforgettable trails in the Swedish underground scene with a unique take on the doom genre. Stillborn combined a gloomy and darkened sound with the aesthetics of gothic rock, almost as straight out of an old horror movie.
Now the members got back together and recorded a new album in the same spirit as their legendary debut “Necrospirituals.” Ten songs were written for the album, aptly titled “Nocturnals” and it was recorded and mixed at Studio Juicy Halftone in Copenhagen by Henrik Stendahl.
With a refined sound, Stillborn will please their old fans that have been yearning for a new album as well as get new ones. In essence, this is Stillborn as we know them; sinister, eerie and with a subtle morbid twist.
The track listing is:
3. Oblivion Reloaded
4. The Animal Within
5. They Forgive Nothing
8. Fata Morgana
10. The Walking Dead
Check out “Anathema” here: