Manchester, UK black/folk metallers Winterfylleth have released a new single from their highly anticipated 6th studio album called The Hallowing of Heirdom. The new song is the title track from that album. The Hallowing of Heirdom is due to be released on the 6th of April via Candlelight Records.
Winterfylleth are Chris Naughton on guitars and lead vocals with Simon Lucas on drums. Nick Wallwork is on bass and backing vocals while Dan Capp is on guitars with backing vocals. Finally, on keys is Mark Deeks, again also providing backing vocals too.
The Hallowing of Heirdom follows their critically acclaimed 2016 release, The Dark Hereafter. You can read our thoughts on that one here. The new album is going to differ somewhat with it being a purely acoustic affair as guitarist/vocalist Chris Naughton explains –
Quite intriguing, I think, the idea of a purely acoustic album from a black metal band though it remains to be seen if it works out as planned. The song, The Hallowing of Heirdom, is just under 7 and a half minutes long and the acoustic side sees the band leaning very heavily on their traditional folk influences. Described as atmospheric acoustic music inspired by English history and folklore, it is certainly an interesting listen. A gentle, yet sombre ballad with loads of backing vocals, violins and atmospheric melodies all working beautifully together.
The Hallowing of Heirdom by Winterfylleth (The Hallowing of Heirdom)
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