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WINTERFYLLETH: Stereogum Streams The Threnody of Triumph In Its Entirety

Today and thoughout the weekend Stereogum will stream Winterfylleth’s The Threnody of Triumph in its entirety! Recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard), The Threnody of Triumph is the band’s third full-length and will hit North American shores via Candlelight Record on Tuesday, September 25.

Stereogum already applauded the record for its, “sweeping, melodic grandeur and instrumental intricacies,” adding that, “there’s absolutely no reason why fans of Agalloch or Wolves In The Throne Room wouldn’t find much to love in Winterfylleth’s expansive, explosive, folk-based black metal,” while Pitchfork boasts, “It’s the rare record that’s worth an unbroken hour of your time: Winterfylleth have outdone themselves once again, writing a collection as epic as the sweep of history and memories of grand old Albion that inspire their songs.”

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Winterfylleth combine vicious yet moody, folk-inspired black metal that harkens back to the early days of Enslaved and old-school Ulver. The band’s lyrics delve into tales of England’s archaic history, recounting major events, battles. They draw inspiration from sites and scenery gracing the countryside that has played an integral part in the country’s history. Formed in 2007, Winterfylleth features Vocalist/guitarist C. Naughton with drummer S. Lucas, guitarist M. Wood, and bassist N. Wallwork.

“The Threnody of Triumph …builds a monument of utter brilliance upon an already superlative foundation. Riffs pummel from all angles. The majestic scale of the thing is so inspiring that a palpable feeling of grandeur becomes the dominant subtext, each section swelling into an impossibly emotive crescendo.” – Lurkers Path

“Winterfylleth have not only created their best work to date but are also sitting on one of the best releases of the year. Releases like this are incredibly rare, for this is art in its purest form. A threnody of triumph indeed, perhaps more than the band ever realized,” – Blistering

“Winterfylleth cement their standing as one of England’s most dynamic and interesting black metal acts.” – This Is Not A Scene

“…sure footed, confident, elegantly composed and epic.” – Ave Noctum

 

WINTERFYLLETH: New Track Streaming At Pitchfork

Today Pitchfork hosts the exclusive premiere of “The Fate of Souls After Death” from UK black metal horde Winterfylleth. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming The Threnody of Triumph full-length, which was recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard). Winterfylleth’s consistently passionate, anthemic black metal is inspired by the history, heritage and the landscapes of England.

Comments guitarist/vocalist C. Naughton: “’The Fate of Souls’ is probably one of the darker songs we have written as a band. Its concept is self evident from its title in that it is about what happens to the soul after death and how the essence of a human is transported onwards. The song is a personal favorite and may be a bit of a curveball in terms of the usual Winterfylleth sound. The riffs are darker and more swirling, the vocals are probably the gruffest I have recorded and the vibe is quite off kilter and a little more progressive than some of our other material. I hope you enjoy it.”

Adds Pitchfork: “About halfway through ‘The Fate of Souls After Death,’ a late-album highlight from The Threnody of Triumph… the band slows the black-metal pummel upon which the track has depended. The drums drop into a half-time march, and the guitars relax their harsh roar, riffs etching harmonies against a background wall of distortion. But don’t coast into reverie quite yet: Winterfylleth break the séance with fury, panic screams, and united-in-rage guitars that clash with the blurred drums for a perfect, primal burnout. The antiphonal, fast-slow-fast structure is a familiar trick of so-called atmospheric black metal; Winterfylleth just work to ensure that the atmosphere is as damaged as possible.”

Check out “The Fate of Souls After Death” HERE.

Formed in 2007, Winterfylleth features Naughton with drummer S. Lucas, guitarist M. Wood, and bassist N. Wallwork. The Threnody of Triumph is the band’s third full-length and is scheduled for North American release via Candlelight Record on September 25. In a perfect 10/10 rating Blistering notes: “Winterfylleth have not only created their best work to date but are also sitting on one of the best releases of the year. Releases like this are incredibly rare, for this is art in its purest form. A threnody of triumph indeed, perhaps more than the band ever realized,” while Stereogum commends the band for their: “sweeping, melodic grandeur and instrumental intricacies, which employ the standard black metal tools of screeched vocals, staccato guitars, and blast beat drums, but combine them with classical English instrumentation, creating something vast, inviting, and beautiful.” Adds This Is Not A Scene in a review that made Roadburn.com’s Album Of The Day: “Winterfylleth cement their standing as one of England’s most dynamic and interesting black metal acts.”

 

WINTERFYLLETH: Track Premiere Brought To You By Stereogum

Today Stereogum hosts the exclusive premiere of “The Swart Raven,” from UK black metal legion Winterfylleth. The track comes off the band’s upcoming new full-length, The Threnody of Triumph, set for release in North America via Candlelight Record on September 25. Stereogum commends the record for its: “sweeping, melodic grandeur and instrumental intricacies, which employ the standard black metal tools of screeched vocals, staccato guitars, and blast beat drums, but combine them with classical English instrumentation, creating something vast, inviting, and beautiful.”

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The band’s third full-length was recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard) and delivers ten new conceptual compositions that delve into tales of England’s archaic history, recounting major events and battles. LurkersPath.com already notes of the record, “The Threnody of Triumph …builds a monument of utter brilliance upon an already superlative foundation. Riffs pummel from all angles. The majestic scale of the thing is so inspiring that a palpable feeling of grandeur becomes the dominant subtext, each section swelling into an impossibly emotive crescendo.” Adds This Is Not A Scene: “Winterfylleth cement their standing as one of England’s most dynamic and interesting black metal acts.” Formed in 2007, Winterfylleth features Naughton with drummer S. Lucas, guitarist M. Wood, and bassist N. Wallwork and combine vicious yet moody, folk-inspired black metal that harkens back to the early days of Enslaved and old-school Ulver.

 

WINTERFYLLETH: The Threnody Of Triumph Set For September 25 Release

Candlelight Records today confirms September 25 as the North American release date for The Threnody of Triumph, the third full-length album from England ’s Winterfylleth. Recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard), the album delivers ten new conceptual compositions from the black metal quartet.

LurkersPath.com already notes, “The Threnody of Triumph takes the blueprint laid down by The Ghost of Heritage and The Mercian Sphere and builds a monument of utter brilliance upon an already superlative foundation. Riffs pummel from all angles. The majestic scale of the thing is so inspiring that a palpable feeling of grandeur becomes the dominant subtext, each section swelling into an impossibly emotive crescendo.

Vocalist/guitarist C. Naughton says, “The Threnody Of Triumph is a virulent and passionate album that represents the Winterfylleth of 2012. It represents a continual progression of the band and is a document to our determination to push ourselves further than we have before. On this album we celebrate the lives of those ones lost by contrasting the darkness of loss with the joy of celebrating their memories through the medium of a Threnody; a deathly ode to the memory of ones lost.”

The Threnody of Triumph follows the recent reissue of Winterfylleth’s debut album, The Ghost of Heritage and well-received live appearances at Belgium’s Graspop and France’s Hellfest Festivals. With key performances still to come in the months ahead, the band is eager to bring a cross-section of their music to the masses leading up to and through album release. “We will be playing some new material at Wacken Open Air festival in Germany on August 4 and are excited to bring the music back home at Bloodstock Open Air on August 9,” says Naughton. “We hope to see some of you down the front this summer.”

Winterfylleth combine vicious yet moody, folk-inspired black metal that harkens back to the early days of Enslaved and old-school Ulver. The band’s lyrics delve into tales of England ’s archaic history, recounting major events, battles. They draw inspiration from sites and scenery gracing the countryside that has played an integral part in the country’s history. Formed in 2007, Winterfylleth features Naughton with drummer S. Lucas, guitarist M. Wood, and bassist N. Wallwork .

The Threnody of Triumph Track Listing:

  • 1. A Thousand Winters
  • 2. The Swart Raven
  • 3. Aefterield Freon
  • 4. A Memorial
  • 5. The Glorious Plain
  • 6. A Soul Unbound
  • 7. Void of Light
  • 8. The Fate of Souls After Death
  • 9. Home is Behind
  • 10. The Threnody of Triumph
 

CANDLELIGHT: Sampler Available For Free Via Amazon Starting Today

Candlelight Records today launches a free label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, Winterfylleth, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and includes the first single from Ihsahn’s new album Eremita.

“The Paranoid” is taken from Ihsahn’s anticipated fourth solo album. Set for release June 19, Eremita was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh). Metal Sucks editor Vince Neilstein says, “The Paranoid” is a perfect introduction to Eremita. It’s heavy, expansive, and it’s complex without being an asshole about it. Not that any of this should be surprising; Ihsahn’s been developing his own singularly definable sound for three albums now, so fans should know what to expect.”

The inclusion of an early production mix of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder’s “F*cking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming new album, Ghostmaker. The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the new album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, “the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings.”

Falloch’s “The Ghosts That Haunts This Path” is a new song for American audiences. Previously available as a b-side to a European-only single, the song showcases the impressive stylings of the Scottish post-black metal duo. MSN Metal called the band’s debut Where Distant Spirits Remain, “a drop-dead gorgeous, haunting piece of work.” Kerrang called it, “intoxicating, haunting, beautiful.” Brooklyn Vegan adds, “it’s clear that Falloch aims to walk along the righteous path of adventurous black metal bands like Alcest. Where Distant Spirits Remain is a great first step in that direction.”

Planning to hit the studio in early June to lay down tracks for their third album, Woe’s reworked “Quietly, Undramatically” opens a new door on the title track from the band’s popular 2010 release of the same name. Vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg notes, “the remixed version of ‘Quietly, Undramatically’ is a more accurate representation of what was hoped to achieve with the material and offers a different perspective into the album.” Decibel Magazine said, “Woe strive for sophistication without falling into the usual pitfalls of pretentiousness, cartoonish-ness or undue gloss. Essential aggression is maintained, while the atmospheric and emotional depth envelopes are pushed with a bold fearlessness.”

To listen/download the sampler visit HERE.