Canadian doom quartet, LOVIATAR, have today announced details of their upcoming album; titled Lightless, their latest release is due for release via Prosthetic Records on April 3. The first track to be taken from the album - Cave In - is streaming on all platforms now and has an accompanying lyric video which can be viewed below.
Pre-orders for Lightless are available now.
Of the track the band comment:
"Cave In presents the frenetic anxiety that accompanies one's complete loss of belief. Inspired in part by Emile Zola's Germinal, the track is meant to bridge the claustrophobia of existential dread with the liberating certainty of emptiness and meaninglessness of time. As the sole fast-paced track on Lightless, Cave In channels classic High on Fire and The Sword while retaining our focus on melding doom with ambience."
Leaving behind the realms of mythology and fantasy writing as lyrical inspiration, on Lightless LOVIATAR turn to something altogether more terrifying as they channel the realities of life - what it means, how it envelops us, how we leave it behind. With a heavy dose of post-metal and some gothic touches for good measure, LOVIATAR have created a sound that is distinctively theirs. The smothering density of foggy night is captured in the riffs and sludge of Lightless, encapsulating the feeling of existential dread and hopelessness that pervades.
Recorded by their bass player, Mike Bond at Wolf Lake Studios - the recording facility he co-owns with drummer, JP - in the forest of Lac-des-Loups, Quebec, LOVIATAR had the space to experiment and reshape as they went. With no time constraints or outside pressures, the pieces fell into place at their own pace. Mixing and mastering was also handled by Mike to put the finishing touches to this overcast missive.