Saturday, July 13, 2024

Facing The End with Apocryphal

Melodic death metal outfit Apocryphal has unveiled the first single and music video ‘All Is Empty’ from their upcoming new album Facing The End

Facing The End will be the band’s first since the 1999 debut Black Dreams Of Silence and will feature Soilwork‘s legendary frontman, Björn ‘Speed’ Strid on vocals. It will be released in November on CD, vinyl and digital formats via The Circle Music. 

The album artwork was done by Valnoir of Metastazis, while the mastering for the album was done by Nino Helfrich at Skull Tone Studios.

The band said: “You can finally have a first taste of our album with the track ‘All Is Empty’. Lyrically, the song deals with heavy topics of depression, suicide, isolation and relationships in these painful times. Musically, though, it feels more upbeat and catchy, packed with riffs and solos. Hope you enjoy and raise your horns to it with us!

“Our new album may come as a surprise to those who know us, but all the ingredients that make us unique are there. Perhaps less atmospheric, but more effective, the mix of melody and aggression will make every song stick in your head from the first time you listen to it.”

Formed in 1992 as Post At Funerals, they changed their name to Apocryphal in 1994. Their early releases, including the 1995 demo From Depths, showcased their blend of death metal, atmospheric, and progressive influences. After a period of inactivity following the release of their 1999 album Black Dreams Of Silence, the band reformed in 2022 and recruited Björn Strid for their new album set for release in 2024.

Facing The End can be ordered here and saved digitally here.

You can stream ‘All Is Empty’ via digital platforms here and check out the video here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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