DARKHER stream new album in full today

Beloved Northern English doom act DARKHER are now streaming their sophomore album “The Buried Storm” in full. The official release date has been slated for April 15

Please find cover arttracklist, and further details of “The Buried Storm” below.

DARKHER comment: “The new album ‘The Buried Storm’ was tidal in its essence”, writes frontwoman Jayn Maiven. “It carried me out to sea, with only raw emotions to navigate and guide me. To have gone through that process and to find myself healed by it, was the most beautiful part of the creative journey. I hope that the listener is transported to an inner world, one that will always be there for times of solitude and comfort.”



1. Sirens Nocturne    
2. Lowly Weep    
3. Unbound    
4. Where the Devil Waits
5. Love’s Sudden Death
6. The Seas    
7. Immortals    
8. Fear Not, My King


Darkness treads light as a feather. The voice of despair gently wafts through the air. Delicate pain wrapped in radiant beauty pierces the heart slowly yet without hesitation. The sinister yet beguiling images that DARKHER aka Jayn Maiven paints with her ethereal vocals, guitars, and added strings conjure iridescent cinematic scenes in which it becomes hard to tell whether there lies beauty in darkness or if it is the other way around.

With her sophomore full-length “The Buried Storm”, the guitarist, composer, lyricist, and producer has clearly succeeded to even improve the beloved alchemic musical formula that was firmly established on DARKHER‘s debut album “Realms” in 2016. Her mostly eerie and at times even outright sinister sonic storytelling comes refined on every level and with sharpened contrasts that reflect the ongoing learning-process of their creator.   

DARKHER were conceived as the sole brainchild and solo-project of Northern English singer and guitarist Jayn Maiven in 2012. The dark and melancholic yet also massively heavy sound on the self-titled debut EP “Darkher” (2013) combined with the distinct vocals of the shy pre-Raphaelite beauty caused an audible buzz – particularly in the doom scene and brought DARKHER a quick record deal, which led to the following EP “The Kingdom Field” (2014) appearing via Prophecy Productions.

Despite not even having an album out, DARKHER were invited to prestigious festivals such as Roadburn in Tilburg, The Netherlands and Prophecy Fest in the Cave of Balve, where the English delivered widely celebrated performances. In 2016, the highly anticipated debut full-length “Realms” was finally released to much praise from critics and fans alike. Press compared DARKHER‘s music with a wide range of highly individual acts such as CHELSEA WOLFE, ESBEN AND THE WITCH, SÓLSTAFIR, LOREENA MCKENNITT, and PORTISHEAD.

Jayn’s long-time musical collaborator, Christopher Smith, who already contributed to previous releases and joined her band for live shows, returned once again to record drums on “The Buried Storm”.

“The Buried Storm” gives shape to the darkness lurking at the edge of consciousness, hidden from plain sight but patiently biding its time to strike out at the heart. DARKHER have delivered another frightening masterpiece that easily transcends musical boundaries with its broad appeal to friends of dark sounds regardless of genre. “The Buried Storm” captivates its listeners with deceptive sweetness – only to bind them tightly within a thorn-spiked nocturnal beauty forevermore.       

Release date: April 15, 2022

Jayn Maiven aka Darkher – vocals, guitars, bass

Guest musicians
Christopher Smith – drums
Arianna Mahsayeh – cello
Melanie Chaplin – cello
Lambert Segura – violin
Ludvig Swärd (FORNDOM) – cello and background vocals on ‘Lowly Weep’
Daniel Land – background vocals and additional guitar on ‘Fear Not, My King’

Written, recorded & engineered, produced & mixed by J. Maiven 
Mastered by Michael Zech at The Church of Sound Studio, Germany

Photography featured on LP & Digipak by Kathryn Pogue & J. Maiven
Photography featured in the Artbook edition by Ludvig Swärd & J. Maiven

Layout by by Alexander Trinkl (Irrwisch Art Design)

Available formats
“The Buried Storm” is available as a 36-page hardcover 2CD artbook incl. 3 acoustic versions of album tracks, limited gatefold LP silver vinyl, gatefold LP black vinyl, and on Digipak CD.


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