Details and artwork of the fourth full-length album from UK Progressive Post-Black Metallers FEN have been revealed. Titled “Carrion Skies”, the album is set to appear on Code 666, a sub-label of the Aural Music Group, on the 22nd November. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler at the Priory Recording Studio, Sutton Coldfield, England, the six-track album will appear in three formats: Standard Jewel Box, Limited Edition Gatefold DLP and Deluxe Limited Edition Wood Box DCD, with the latter two containing various rare and exclusive bonus tracks. Artwork for “Carrion Skies” is by FEN bassist Grungyn.
Track listing for “Carrion Skies” as follows:
1 Our Names Written in Embers part 1 (Beacons of War)
2 Our Names Written in Embers Part 2 (Beacons of Sorrow)
3 The Dying Stars
5 Menhir – Supplicant
6 Gathering the Stones
7 Coffin Soil (exclusive bonus track DLP and Wood Box)
8 Trilithon (exclusive bonus track Wood Box)
9 Twilight Descends (rare bonus track Wood Box)
Formed in 2006, and with a three-man lineup of The Watcher on guitars and vocals, Grungyn on bass and vocals, and Derwydd on drums, FEN is one of those bands whose atmospheric music includes a harder edge that makes it difficult to slip into any of the multitude of narrowly defined categories. The trio have been able to create and develop a sound that appeals equally to fans of Black Metal, Shoegaze, Prog and Ambient, and “Carrion Skies” promises to expand even further on the intensity of emotion and atmosphere that characterizes FEN’s preceding three critically acclaimed albums.
According to The Watcher who recently gave fans and indication about what they could expect from “Carrion Skies”, the new album : ‘… will be darker and more intense. Invoking a spectrum of atmospheres from the unknowable coldness of distant stars to the blood and earth that thrums beneath our feet. This record takes the approach we started on ‘Dustwalker’ and builds on it further, whilst simultaneously acknowledging the more obscure-sounding roots of our debut. Bleaker, harder, yet at the same time more ambient, this record moves us further away from the accepted tropes of what ‘post’ black metal should sound like in 2014.’
Having made an exclusive Canadian appearance this year, and appeared at various venues and festivals over the summer, FEN will next be seen live on stage at the Boston Music Room in London on the 23 September and at the Black Arts Ceremony at CCO in Villeurbanne, France on the 4th October.
More information about Fen can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
Fan-filmed footage of FEN performing in Moscow can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/UWoXoriHRrk
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