American blackened rockers CLOAK have entered the Green House studio in their hometown Atlanta (US) to start recording their third full-length album! The record will follow up 2019’s critically acclaimed ‘The Burning Dawn.’ The album is slated for a 2022 release. Stay tuned for more!
CLOAK comments, “We’ve officially entered The Green House studio in Atlanta for album number 3. Joey Jones, who produced our first album, ‘To Venomous Depths,’ is back with us this time around. The writing period was long, intense, and vicious, with many moments of triumph and empowerment. We’re extremely proud of the new material and in many ways it will be a completely new chapter for the band. People will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome of our current sound.”
CLOAK released their previous album ‘The Burning Dawn’ in October 2019. Listen to the full album HERE. The artwork of ‘The Burning Dawn’ has been created by Adam Burke and can be viewed below, together with the tracklist.
1. March Of The Adversary (1:33)
2.The Cleansing Fire (5:19)
3. A Voice In The Night (5:09)
4. Tempter’s Call (5:46)
5. Into The Storm (6:41)
6. Lifeless Silence (6:50)
7. The Fire, The Faith, The Void (4:19)
8. On Poisoned Ground (4:59)
9. Where The Horrors Thrive (8:26)
Total playing time: 49:03
Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States. Atlanta, GA based quartet CLOAK blend the sounds of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound.
Their debut full-length, ‘To Venomous Depths,’ (2017) was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Decibel Magazine placed it at #20 among their “Top 40 Albums of 2017,” solidifying the band’s place among the heavy metal elite. Now, CLOAK is back with ‘The Burning Dawn,’ a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band are still rife with fresh ideas.
Conceptually, the record comes from a place below the surface where the sleepless and sinister dwell, and is absorbed by the darkest of dreams and the most primal desires. Musically, this exploration takes the gothic nuances of its predecessor while abandoning any hesitation in exchange for a more aggressive and vehement spirit.
While rippers like “On Poisoned Ground” and “Into the Storm” deliver a fury of soulful aggression, songs like “Lifeless Silence” and “The Fire, The Faith, The Void” offer a darker, gothic essence, ultimately displaying CLOAK’s multi-faceted and dynamic musical diversity. So, raise your fists and set fire to the world; this is ‘The Burning Dawn’.