Fans of dark and melancholic metal watch out, Finnish lords of darkness HANGING GARDEN reveal the first track of their upcoming album “At Every Door” entitled ‘Ash and Dust‘!
Full Track Teaser can be found here: http://youtu.be/xneABtrjohY
HANGING GARDEN about the new album:
The silence is over. Hanging Garden are back with their 3rd studio album “At Every Door”, which is the band’s most ambitious work so far. Musically the album has much more variety than the previous two, combining influences from Cult of Luna all the way to Sigur Ros.
When it comes to lyrical themes, Hanging Garden has always been about dystopic visions of the ouroborean fate that quite likely awaits man. Before, Matti Reinola was mostly responsible for the lyrics, but on this album they were mostly done by Toni.
“Continuing the lyrical themes that have been prevalent on the first two albums came quite naturally for me. This album concentrates on different stories, protagonists and viewpoints of what might come after, should our future take a turn for the worse and end in cataclysmic consequences that spring from our actions.”
As the music, the lyrical atmosphere is likewise quite sombre, with a few glimpses of lighter tones. A great influence for myself came from a lengthy trip to the Far East, and visiting some sites that have once witnessed great destruction and human suffering. Thus, intertextuality is present here, but I’ll leave it for the listener to discover.
“At Every Door” is set to be released on January 28th in Europe and February 5th in North America.