HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY – release music video for ‘I, Pallbearer’ + start pre-order for “Mӕre”

Further tales from feverish dreams are being released on January 29th, 2021, when post black metal pioneers HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY unleash their 5th album “Mӕre” via AOP Records (excl USA: February 19th). With their mix of black metal and post rock, the Austrian duo has ever since their conception in 2011 drawn fans further down into the depths of their melancholy, self-hate and anger, and even reached #29 of the German charts with their previous release “Arson”. On the 10 new tracks with a playing time of over 80 minutes, the band one again commited Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh, live Behemoth) as session drummer and hosted guest vocals by ALCEST‘s Neige on ‘Sing For The Damage We’ve Done’ and GAEREA‘s anonymous voice on ‘Silver Needle // Golden Dawn’.

Today, the band premieres the first single of “Mӕre”: The opening track ‘I, Pallbearer’ comes with a music video that blends in with the visuals of the previous clips the band released, and was once again directed by Andreas J. Borsodi.
Watch ‘I, Pallbearer’, here: https://youtu.be/MMMZdDoDKcg

Vocalist and lyricist J.J. comments on the track’s background:
“The new single ‘I, Pallbearer’ is dealing withpsychological issues and in particular the bipolar disorderthat not only affects myself, but also caused the suicide of many of my friends within the past years. This is not only reflected in the song title, but also concisely in this parts of the lyrics:
‘One more psychosis then I am also finally done
Cause the more I sleep, the less I dream
And then at night I drink and clean my gun
It’s me who should be dead, not you…’.”
The pre-order for “Mӕre” starts today at this link and the album will be available in the exclusive formats:

AOP Records (EU-Shop) https://shop.aoprecords.de
AOP Records (US-Shop) https://www.indiemerchstore.com/b/aop-records

– mediabook double CD
– gatefold double LP with 24 pages booklet
– limited wooden CD boxset
– limited wooden vinyl boxset

Distribution: EDEL (Germany, Switzerland, Austria)
Plastic Head (Europe/ World)
MVD Entertainment (North America)

You can get special vinyl colours limited to 99 copies each, on EMP and Napalm Records!
On January 23rd, the combo will play an early release show in Vienna (WUK) together with KARG and EMPYRIUM, before embarking on a European tour with SCHAMMASCH and GAEREA. Tickets for the following dates are already on  sale:

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY
support: SCHAMMASCH + GAEREA
28.01.2021 PL Warsaw – Hydrozagadka
29.01.2021 CZ Prague – Nova Chmelnice
30.01.2021 DE Erfurt – From Hell
31.01.2021 DE Dresden – Chemiefabrik
01.02.2021 DE Kassel – Goldgrube
02.02.2021 DE Mörlenbach – Live Music Hall
04.02.2021 BE Kortrijk – De Kreun
05.02.2021 NL Arnhem – Willemeen
06.02.2021 NL Leiden – Gebr de Nobel
07.02.2021 DE Trier – Mergener Hof
08.02.2021 FR Paris – Backstage
09.02.2021 FR Toulouse – Le Rex
10.02.2021 ES Barcelona – Sala Boveda
11.02.2021 CH Martigny – Les Caves Du Manoir
12.02.2021 CH Wetzikon – Hall of Fame
13.02.2021 DE Regensburg – Airport Eventhalle
14.02.2021 AT Salzburg – Rockhouse

03.04.2021 DE Münster – Culthe Fest
17.04.2021 TK Istanbul – KadiköySahne
07.05.2021 NO Karmoy – Karmoygeddon Festival
30.07.2021 PT Vagos – Vagos Metal Fest
28.08.2021 DE Neuborn – Neuborn Open Air 

Listen to the band’s previous albums here on Spotify:
“Arson” (2018)
“III: Trauma” (2016)
Aokigahara (2014)
Harakiri For The Sky (2012)

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY are:
M.S. – guitar, bass, songwriting
J.J. – vocals, lyrics 

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