Coinciding with the kickoff of FVNERALS‘ tour with SYLVAINE at the Krøsset in Norway’s capital Oslo tonight, the dark doom duo releases a new video clip for their track ‘Ashen Era’ as the second single taken from the forthcoming album “Let the Earth Be Silent”. The full-length has been scheduled for release on February 3, 2023.
Album details and tour dates can be viewed below.
The video ‘Ashen Era’ is now available for immediate publication via this link: https://youtu.be/gmFhaECRLxs
Pre-sale link: http://lnk.spkr.media/fvnerals-let-the-earth-be-silent
FVNERALS will also reissue the previous albums “The Light” (2014) and “Wounds” (2016) as Digipak and on black vinyl on February 3, 2023.
FVNERALS comment: “Inspired by the deeply destructive nature and harmful presence of our species, ‘Ashen Era’ was the first song that we wrote for this album, which also established its foundation”, singer and bass player Tiffany Ström reveals. “In our writing process, we used dissonant orchestral instrumentation coupled with eerie vocals to ritualistically build up from a chant of despair to a state of acceptance. It is moving from the overwhelming longing for annihilation as well as the anxiety and guilt of our existence, to finding beauty and peace in our own impending end.”
Syd Scarlet adds: “The video was created by mixed media artist Teresa Elizabeth Lobos of Lagomorphosis”, the guitarist writes. “Having followed her work for some time and really liking her animated collage style and somber aesthetics, we were really looking forward to pairing her ideas with our music.”
Video by Teresa Elizabeth (Lagomorphosis)
Darkness. FVNERALS have created an album that turns the emptiness of the void and the depth of the abyss into sound with their third full-length “Let the Earth Be Silent”. The duo gives sonic shape to the silence of extinction that humankind brings to all life on earth and itself. Depression, isolation, and the despair that this existence brings ooze out of every note.
FVNERALS came into being when singer and bass player Tiffany Ström met guitarist and songwriter Syd Scarlet in the southern English seaside resort Brighton in 2013. Their joining of creative forces resulted in the formation of a dark doom act that also reaches out to and draws from ambient, drone, and a pinch of post-rock to complement what constitutes a particularly sinister and heavy sound.
FVNERALS‘ first sign of life was the self-released EP “The Hours” (2013), which was quickly followed by the debut full-length “The Light” in the summer of 2014 and a first UK tour. In 2015, FVNERALS returned with the second EP “The Path” and relocated to Glasgow, Scotland where they started working on their sophomore album, while also touring across the UK and performing at the prestigious Doom over Leipzig festival in Germany.
When their next album “Wounds” hit the scene in 2016, it sparked relentless live activities across Europe and the UK that included joining EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & JAYE JAYLE. In 2018, FVNERALS set up their home in Belgium and operating from this new base, the duo added more shows in Europe including renowned festivals such as Dunk Festival (BE), Northern Discomfort Festival (DK), Sensoria Festival (UK), and Platzhirsch Festival (DE). Before the global pandemic shut down most live concerts for about two years, FVNERALS again supported EMMA RUTH RUNDLE but this time in Germany, to where the duo also relocated some months later.
FVNERALS have taken an even less optimistic approach to songwriting than on their previous records, which also means that their third album “Let the Earth Be Silent” is an artistic gift of beautiful darkness.
Release date:February 3, 2023
Style: Dark Ambient Doom
Tiffany Ström – vocals, bass guitar
Syd Scarlet – guitar
Thomas Vaccargiu – drums, percussion
Written & produced by Fvnerals
Recorded & mixed by Tim de Gieter at Much Luv Studio, Belgium
Mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studios, USA
Artwork by Anton Novozhilov
Layout by Mario Polzin