Cosmic black metal band from the extreme metal homeland of Gothenburg, Sweden, LIGHTLORN will release their EP These Nameless Worlds on October 28th! Ahead of the album’s release, the band is now streaming the EP in its entirety via Invisible Oranges.
The band comments: “If you’ve ever gazed up at a starry night sky and felt insignificant, small, and alone, then you’ve already heard this album. Perhaps not these exact songs or melodies, but you’ve felt the emotions they’re trying to convey. We really hope these songs resonate with listeners, and we’re looking forward to writing and releasing more music.”
Stream the full EP here: https://www.invisibleoranges.com/lightlorn-ep-stream/
Harnessing the meaning behind their name, which can be interpreted as “bereft of light”, LIGHTLORN explores the feelings of alienation, isolation, and existential dread. Through cosmic themes and lyrics, the band seeks to embrace this darkness and despair – because nothing is darker nor colder than the void between the stars.
While These Nameless Worlds on its surface sounds bleak and tends to instill a sense of longing within the listener, it also sparks idyllic and mesmerizing atmospheres and subtle intoxicating harmonies. LIGHTLORN does not abandon the roots of black metal, but rather seeks to extend those branches upwards, into the abyss that surrounds us all.
LIGHTLORN aims to create an emotionally dense and textured approach to black metal, that surpasses the frozen and barren landscapes of Earth, to the stars above. Their approach is both transcendent and incredibly human, and reveals how dynamic and vulnerable black metal can be as the genre progresses into the future.
Renwar – all instruments, vocals and lyrics
Riaan – drums/programming
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/lightlorn/1638704076