DARKHER made a surprise appearance at this year’s digital Redux edition of the trailblazing Roadburn Festival on Friday, April 16 at 13:30 CEST with the exclusive premiere of a brand new video clip featuring an acoustic version of the song ‘Love’s Sudden Death’ that will be featured electrified on the forthcoming new full-length of the English dark doom act, which has not been scheduled yet.
The track ‘Love’s Sudden Death (acoustic version)’ is now available for immediate publication via this link: https://youtu.be/YFEA3I5yMpc
During Roadburn Redux, label mates KAYO DOT also presented an early first taste of their forthcoming album “Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike” with the track ‘The Knight Errant’, which will return to the public later this year.
DARKHER comment on the clip: “This acoustic version of ‘Love’s Sudden Death’ was recorded in the woods of Hell Hole Rocks in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire at dusk while the rooks were settling in the surrounding trees”, tells British artist Jayn Maiven. “The song is a dark romantic ballad taken from Darkher’s forthcoming new album, which was heavily inspired by the mood of this ancient landscape and how it reflects the emotions within – dramatic, beautiful, and sometimes bleak.”
The ‘Love’s Sudden Death’ video was premiered on Roadburn’s Redux edition on April 16, 2021. It was filmed by DARKHER and R. Shooter and edited by DARKHER.
DARKHER are the brainchild of singer, guitarist, composer, lyricist, and producer Jayn Maiven, who founded this solo-project in 2012.
DARKHER released a self titled debut EP in 2013. The dark and melancholic yet also massively heavy sound on “Darkher” and Jayn’s distinct vocals quickly caused a loud buzz particularly in the doom scene and gained her a record deal, with the following EP “The Kingdom Field” already appearing on Prophecy Productions. Celebrated live performances at the prestigious Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, The Netherlands and Prophecy Fest in the Cave of Balve, Germany led to high anticipation for DARKHER‘s debut album, which was released under the name “Realms” in 2016.
Critics and fans alike received “Realms” with much praise and journalists compared DARKHER‘s music with a wide range of highly individual acts such as CHELSEA WOLFE, ESBEN AND THE WITCH, SÓLSTAFIR, and PORTISHEAD.
Christopher Smith, who has contributed to previous releases, the forthcoming album, and live shows has meanwhile been added as permanent drummer to the line-up of DARKHER.
Currently, DARKHER are preparing for the release of the sophomore full-length, which is tentatively slated for a release in the second half of 2021.
Jayn Maiven aka Darkher (please use only these names)
Christopher Smith – drums