Atmospheric black metal act SHYLMAGOGHNAR has announced its third studio album, titled Convergence, for a release on November 10, 2023 through Napalm Records! A music video for the first album single, „Follow The River“, is now premiering below.
What started out as a duo back in 2004 has turned into a one-man-band, yet, the upcoming new album sees SHYLMAGOGHNAR returning heavier and stronger than before. SHYLMAGOGHNAR is still a home produced project to this day, run by multi-instrumentalist and founding band member Nimblkorg. Convergence picks up right where both previous albums left off, and is intended as the end installment of a trilogy-in-spirit. While its predecessors, the much acclaimed Emergence (2014) and Transience (2018), invited the listener on a journey through human existence, time and space, Convergence marks the inward journey of death that one has to go through before being able to pass on. While the album’s protagonist is dying and lyrics describe the emotional, philosophical and psychedelic journey he is undertaking, the new SHYLMAGOGHNAR offering is also an allegory for learning to let go of positive and negative themes of the past that hold us back from moving on, and eventually, hopefully reaching inner peace.
As the first album single „Follow The River „ showcases, musically, SHYLMAGOGHNAR delivers the perfect soundtrack to that journey, where raw heaviness meets pure elegy, and where destruction gives way to harmony. Nimblkorg comments:
„Dear listeners, friends, family,
Finally I get to break the silence on Shylmagoghnar’s upcoming 3rd album, CONVERGENCE.
On a journey of death, the protagonist awakens in a surreal world. Are the things he is seeing real, or merely the machinations of a dying brain? It doesn’t matter now. All that he knows is that he must follow the river.“
Watch the new SHYLMAGOGHNAR video for „Follow The River“ here:
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