Progressive sludge metal unit LORD DYING have premiered their new album Mysterium Tremendum, which is out today via Entertainment One (eOne).
Premiered yesterday via Kerrang, check it out here: https://youtu.be/-SxzKLXKE2g
Mysterium Tremendum, the band’s first full-length in four years, was captured at Los Angeles’ West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and boasts the striking planetary landscape-inspired cover art of Steve R. Dodd. A monolithic, riff-heavy concept album delivering eleven weighty tracks that survey the many facets of dying and what may or may not exist in the afterlife, Mysterium Tremendum is emotionally nourishing both musically and lyrically.
Writes Kerrang! of the output: “Up until now, Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING have been a metal band, dealing in art of teeth-gnashing, rage-filled, sludgy thrash. But their third album has turned their entire sound on its head: It’s a layered, intricate, downright beautiful progressive-rock opus… a concept record they said was intended to be written about life, but after the sudden, unexpected death of guitarist Chris Evans’ sister and a cancer diagnosis for both of vocalist/guitarist Erik Olson’s parents, ultimately ended up being written about death.”
LORD DYING's Mysterium Tremendum is out now on CD, double LP, and digital formats. For options go to smarturl.it/LordDyingMT.