Ahead of its release next month, the new Lunar Ark record can be heard in its entirety via the Antifascist Black Metal Network. The band’s first full-length comes after releasing a demo back in 2019 and the «Homecoming | Apostasy» EP in 2020. As you can hear below, the new «Recurring Nightmare» calmly sits within borders of post metal, black metal, and sludge (of the Body Void, Primitive Man, and Thou ilk), and naturally rejects them all. As the press release explains, the album deals with a world that is ending, “guided by the Invisible Hand. Humanity, whose capitalistic and hateful disdain for its own has a firm grip on its own throat, is to blame, and it is through monetary gain that the Earth flickers at a slowing pace. This frustration – a miniscule part of the powerful in society’s ill-fated loyalties – is palpable, and the disconnect between the representatives and represented grows more by the hour.” To sum it all up, Lunar Ark‘s “anti-capitalistic and anti-racist view of the greater class struggle is paired with a suffocating sound, merging dazzling atmospherics with sub-underground rumblings.” The album was recorded in August last year by Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features artwork by Hell Simulation (none other than Ethan Lee McCarthy of Primitive Man and Many Blessings fame).
«Recurring Nightmare» is set for release on September 10 through Trepanation Recordings (cd and digital), Lunar Seas (cassette), and Realm and Ritual (cassette). Pre-orders for the cd and digital editions can be found here, the tape version will be available for order on the release day.