Philly doom-metal band CRYPT SERMON and Revolver Magazine have teamed up for the exclusive premiere of the title track from the band’s upcoming new album, The Ruins of Fading Light.
CRYPT SERMON vocalist Brooks Wilson comments on the song, “‘The Ruins of Fading Light’ can be understood as both an endpoint on our shared journey and an inevitable state of being. The song is our mission statement: ‘We’re Doomed.’ But it is in this hopelessness that we reject the promises of a great reward, and take our corporeal existence into our own hands. We will mold our future to our own reward. The only human institution to reject change is the cemetery.”
Stream “The Ruins of Fading Light” at this location.
The Ruins of Fading Light is set for release on Friday, September 13 via Dark Descent Records. The album will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats. Pre-orders and additional track streams are available now at this location.
In other CRYPT SERMON news, tickets for both the Philadelphia and New York City album release shows for The Ruins of Fading Light are now on sale.
The band will host their Philadelphia album release show Friday, September 6 at PhilaMOCA with Eternal Champion, Sanhedrin, and Plague Dog. Tickets for that event can be purchased at this location.
The NYC show features Sanhedrin and rare live performances from Visigoth and Magic Circle. The event will also celebrate “Defenders of the Faith: The Heavy Metal Photography of Peter Beste,” the new photobook from documentary photographer Peter Beste.
The show takes place Friday, October 4 at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. Tickets are now on sale at defendersofthefaith.eventbrite.com
"I have nothing more to write. This is a masterpiece." - Metal Invader
"'The Ruins of Fading Light' may prove to be the best doom album of the last 25 years." - Loudwire
A follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed debut Out of the Garden, The Ruins of Fading Light is a collection of existential meditations set to the backdrop of looming, apocryphal vestiges from a lost dark age. The lyrics explore the limits of faith and family, life and loss, strength and pride. Between thundering riffs and plaintive acoustic moments, the music explores new territories on the landscape of epic doom and heavy metal. Still, one message echos as CRYPT SERMON march onward, “We’re doomed.”
The Ruins of Fading Light was again recorded, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Eternal Champion, Sumerlands, and more) at Creep Records. Album art comes courtesy of vocalist Brooks Wilson.
Crypt Sermon is:
Brooks Wilson (vocals)
Steve Jannson (guitars)
James Lipczynski (guitars)
Frank Chin (bass)
Enrique Sagarnaga (drums)