UK doom metallers Godthrymm – featuring members once involved in such luminaries as My Dying Bride, Anathema, Vallenfyre, and Solstice – will issue their sophomore full-length album „Distortions“ on August 18 2023 via Profound Lore Records. After the releases of the first single „Echoes“, today, Godthrymm offer another intense glimpse into their soon to be released album with the brand new music video for „Devils“, directed and edited by Ash Pears.
„With this release we really wanted to show the different sides of Godthrymm. Following on from the melancholy of Echoes, we thought Devils would be the perfect counterpart,“ bassist Bob Crolla states and continues: „It’s a solid, bang-your-head, metal tune, but it has a couple of surprises, and still has that classic, mournful, doom DNA too. For the video, we felt we needed to introduce the band properly. We went with a no frills, no gimmicks or fancy graphics approach. Just the band, in a room, playing the song. We’re beyond proud of this song, and the video, and we hope you really dig it too.“
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„Distortions“ is the follow-up to 2020’s widely-lauded „Reflections“ and shows the Halifax-based quartet of Hamish Glencross (guitars/vocals), Catherine Glencross (keyboards/vocals), „Sasquatch“ Bob Crolla (bass), and Shaun „Winter“ Taylor-Steels (drums) elegantly expanding upon their sound and vision. With tracks like „Follow Me,“ featuring former My Dying Bride compatriot Aaron Stainthorpe, „Echoes,“ and „Devils,“ „Distortions“ advances Godthrymm into the hallowed halls of the genre they adore to death.
„I absolutely wanted to create a much more layered and complex arrangement in the sound,” says Godthrymm’s Hamish Glencross. „Totally amping up the contrasts to the extreme—the light shines brighter, and the darker depths are vast trenches. There is a lot more harmony and melancholy for much of it, but also some slab-heavy riffing, too. We wanted a total progression in the production and more class and clarity in the sound, as opposed to Reflections, which could get quite dense in tone.”
„Distortions“ is the second part of Glencross’ Visions trilogy—the third part, Projections, is already in the works. Throughout its seven-track, hour-long expanse, Godthrymm’s sophomore effort delves deeper into the despondent march of post-pandemic singles „Chasm“ and „In Perpetuum,“ the latter released exclusively on Decibel Magazine’s Decibel Flexi Series in 2022. Glencross’ emotionally-charged vocals pair perfectly with his towering riffs and thoughtful, crestfallen harmonies. The rhythmic foundation of Crolla and Taylor-Steels is absolutely critical to Glencross’ woebegone éclat. With Catherine Glencross’ angelic vocals and atmospheric keyboards stitched into the monumental „As Titans,“ the granite-hard „Obsess and Regress,“ and the stirring „Pictures Remain,“ „Distortions“ has it all.
Hamish Glencross – Guitars/vocals
Catherine Glencross – Keyboards/vocals
„Sasquatch“ Bob Crolla – Bass
Shaun „Winter“ Taylor-Steels – Drums
Al Kotwal – Live guitar
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