Following the path of combining progressive and extreme music, WHITE WARD’s latest track ‘Debemur Morti’ delivers over nine minutes of challenging Black Metal experimentalism. Today, Debemur Morti Productions are proud to disclose an intimate peak into the pulse of this song. Drummer Yevhenii Karamushko recorded a professional drum playthrough – check the video below:
‘Debemur Morti’ is the title track of the coming EP, further manifesting WHITE WARD’s skills in crafting forward-thinking music. The stunning guest vocal performance by Lars Nedland (BORKNAGAR, SOLEFALD) underlines WHITE WARD‘s will to constantly develop. As a celebration of our 200th release, the Ukrainian Black Metal band crafted these two exclusive songs for their EP:
01. Debemur Morti
WHITE WARD, from Odessa, Ukraine performs intensely deviant music of a noir shade. Formed in 2012 and taking root in raw depressive Black Metal, the band rapidly shed all boundaries, taking inspiration from an array of dark atmospheres including the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and I.M. Banks. The band’s excellent early recordings were compiled into the “Origins” compilation released in 2016.
Exploring themes of borderline death states, aberrant afterlife worlds, and strange mental disorders, the WHITE WARD sound adapts the expansiveness of instrumental jazz and the depths of existential despair. After recording their first full-length album, “Futility Report“, and being signed to Debemur Morti Productions, WHITE WARD is primed to embark much further on their divergent sonic journey.
The band continues to evolve and change directions with their second release, “Love Exchange Failure“. Dark-jazz aesthetics appear more vibrant and deeper than ever before, while elements of blackened death, prog, and black metal scream out in an intense fury over vicious blast beats, courtesy of new drummer Noctum! Recorded at Checkpoint and Lipkyzvukozapys studios, “Love Exchange Failure” boasts the bands most lush and professional sound to date.
Lyrical themes explore new dimensions, diving into the abyss of human psyche instead of creating Lovecraft-inspired worlds. The atmosphere is still dark and dreadful, but it is no longer something abstract and unreal, with the problems discussed in “Love Exchange Failure” affecting everyone to some extent.
With their newest record, WHITE WARD evolve and sink deeper into ebon pools of dark, auditory desolation.