New York’s Winter Nights have a new album slated for release July 31st, and the mainstays of the local scene are amped to be showing fans the result of years of hard work.
The self-titled album comes after the 2014 release “An Endless Apocalypse” and brings with it, more dreary lyrics and melodic metal music. The album was recorded between 2015 and 2018 at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, New York. When asked how they expect fans to respond to the new work, they respond:
“Well, very well. We’ve once again offered something different than our previous work. We are looking to conjure the feeling of dread, and remembrance. We hope they can relate to it in one way or another.”
The first single from the album is “When December Burns”, which according to the band is about the idea of being taken over by an emotion, an entity if you will, disconnecting from society.
Vocalist / guitarist Jeremy Farfan elaborates:
“When this song was written it was meant to be a super-fast almost thrash death type of vibe. one rehearsal, lead guitarist Efrain busted out with a tapping lick that resonated through our studio. it was then we knew this song had to have a certain harmonic feeling. taking the tempo down and accenting on the tapping lick, we built something new to us and what feels like the next step of the band. The idea behind this song is self-immolation (death by setting oneself on fire). Through the album, we explore various ways of offing yourself so to speak. It stems from a dream Lead singer Jeremy had where he climbed to the top of a tall hill, turned back to see the world burning, and decided to go out in flames as well. As usual, though, he wakes up right before he loses consciousness. He remembers to this day the burning feeling creating bliss”
The primary themes in the album relate to the feeling of being stuck on the idea of death. The lyrics are a sort of metaphor of losing someone and / or taking your own life for one purpose or another.
For fans of Kalmah, Death, and Amon Amarth, the single is premiering via GhostCultMag HERE.
The self-titled album debuts on July 31, 2020 and is available for pre-order here.
1. When December Burns (5:47)
2. Starved For Energy (4:09)
3. Withdrawals (4:11)
4. Unmarked Grave (4:52)
5. Day The Sun Died (4:01)
6. Encounters (5:19)
Album Length: 28:21