ON THORNS I LAY Streaming Full Album Ahead of Release

ON THORNS I LAY will finally be delivering their atmospheric death doom with the release of their eponymous album ‘On Thorns I Lay’ this Friday, October 13. With obfuscous funeral passages interlaced with chugging riffs and ear-shattering wails of terror, ON THORNS I LAY are bound to crush spirits with this new album.

With tracks such as Newborn Skies, with its melancholic doom sound, Fallen From Grace or even Thorns of Fire, the band promises to deliver a varied take on their unique and legendary death-doom style.

‘On Thorns I Lay’ comes out this Friday, October 13. The new album is a 6-track album with a total runtime of 43:18. Listen to all of ‘On Thorns I Lay’ a day early over at Distorted Sound:


Here’s what the band have to say about the new album:

We are very proud that our best album in our 30 year old career self-titledOn Thorns I Layis finally out through Season Of Mist recs. We truly dedicate it to all our fans who were there from the beginning or joined in during the journey…this one comes just from the heart….

1. Fallen From Grace (8:07) [WATCH]
2. Newborn Skies (4:44) [WATCH]
3. Crestfallen (8:08)
4. Among The Wolves (7:38)
5. Raise Empires (7:18)
6. Thorns Of Fire (7:23) [WATCH]
Total: 43:18

Credit: Stella Mouzi

ON THORNS I LAY started as a death metal band together with other cult bands in Greece in the early 90’s such as Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Necromantia, Nightfall and started to spread their name in the local and global underground scene. 

ON THORNS I LAY have released 9 albums so far such as “Orama”, “Crystal Tears” and “Aegean Sorrow” gaining great praise. The band have shared the stage with artists such as Dream Theater, In Flames, Anathema, Amorphis, Katatonia, Rotting Christ, Tiamat, The Gathering, Satyricon, Septic Flesh and many more. The band’s last album “Threnos” (2020) followed the path of atmospheric, yet emotional Doom Death Metal – paying tribute to the roots and representing the trademark sound of the band once again. ON THORNS I LAY continue to tell dense stories of loss and despair. 

After their mini tour at the Baltic states with Rotting Christ in 2022, ON THORNS I LAY finished the recordings of their 10th album and first for Season of Mist. The self-titled LP pushes death-doom to epic heights, casting a newborn Gothic glow over muscular riffs and cavernous vocals hearkening back to the halcyon days of early ‘90s Peaceville death-doom.

Peter Miliadis – Vocals (Dimlight, ex- Slaveatgod)
Christos Dragamestianos – Guitars
Nikolas Paraskevopoulos – Guitars (Dimlight, Yoth Iria)
Kostas Mexis – Bass (Aetherian, ex- Black Path)
Antonis Ventouris – Keyboards
Stelios Darakis – Drums (Dexter Ward, ex- Sacred Outcry, The Eternal Suffering, ex- Mortal Torment, ex- Lloth)

Guest Vocals:
Fanny Melfi – Fallen From Grace
Labros Kiklis – Fallen From Grace
Stavros Papagiannakopoulos – Thorns Of Fire, Crestfallen
Ilias Mantikos – Thorns Of Fire
Katerina Tzitzou – Fallen From Grace
Irina Dimaki – Fallen From Grace
Anna Thana – Fallen From Grace
Aris Karatzas – Crestfallen, Newborn Skies, Raise Empires, Among The Wolves

Recording studio: Devasoundz Studios
Producer / Sound Engineer: Fotis Bernardo
Mixing & Mastering Studio & Engineer: Fotis Bernardo

Cover Artwork: Dimitris Tzortzis


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