CRYPT SERMON Launch Full Album Stream for “The Ruins of Fading Light”

The newest album from Philly doom-metal band CRYPT SERMON is now streaming in full at Decibel Magazine. In the weeks leading up to its release, The Ruins of Fading Light has been the subject of widespread critical acclaim, including a 9/10 rating in Decibel’s print edition.

Stream The Ruins of Fading Light at

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.

Tickets are still available for both the Philadelphia and New York City album release shows for The Ruins of Fading Light.

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

“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 GardenThe 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)

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