Today, black metal enigma Am Himmel streams the entirety of its highly anticipated debut album, As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow, at the No Gleaming Light YouTube channel. Set for international release on June 30th via Burning World Records, hear Am Himmel‘s As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Am Himmel is an ecclesiastical nightmare formed by emanations from the metaphysical voids trapped in the eternal light. A starless kingdom bereft of celestial pureness. Strange rituals in the gothic catacombs of Christianity and insanity.
Translated as “In The Sky” in German, Am Himmel is a new project from an old soul from the Netherlands, whose inspiration lies between doomy synth-based drone, raw black metal, and shoegaze. Created by JMKP, Am Himmel channels ancient and metaphysical energies through the combination of droning, eerie soundscapes with raw and buzzing black metal. There’s a sinister and unearthly atmosphere surrounding the whole record – not just from the devilish growls and shrieks, but also from the hypnotic mystical synth layers.
For those into Urfaust, Lurker of Chalice, and Xasthur, Am Himmel‘s As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow should prove as essential listening.
In the leadup to its international release this Friday, hear As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of the No Gleaming Light YouTube channel. Preorder info can be found both HERE at Am Himmel‘s Bandcamp and HERE at Burning World‘s Bandcamp. Additional preorder info for the US can be found HERE while preorder for the rest of the world can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Am Himmel’s As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow
1. Bleared By The Infinite Wings [6:56]
2. The Patience And Silence Of A Saint’s Death [5:12]
3. The Virgin Wages Celestial War In The Seraphim Courts [7:22]
4. The Fumes Of Thy Preposterous Torment [6:31]
5. The Bewildered Firstling Thrusts The Knife Into Her Brother [6:25]
6. As Eternal As The Starless Kingdom Of Sorrow [5:23]