Debut album Reflections out 14th February; new video/single ‘The Sea As My Grave’ out now
Doom metal trio GODTHRYMM have unveiled new single ‘The Sea As My Grave’ ahead of the release of their debut album Reflections on 14 February via Profound Lore.
GODTHRYMM, featuring vocalist/guitarist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre, Solstice), drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels (ex-My Dying Bride, Anathema), and bassist Bob Crolla, arrive with riffs as gargantuan as the pedigree behind their band members.
‘The Sea As My Grave’, a mournful lament with crushing waves of titanic riffs and pounding drums, punctuated with ghostly leads and sombre vocals, is the latest single taken from forthcoming new album Reflections, a mammoth slab of heavy, anguished, yet pummelling traditional doom that harks back to the classic era of ‘90s UK doom/Peaceville Records.
Vocalist and guitarist Hamish Glencross comments:
“Lyrically, ‘The Sea As My Grave’ paints a picture of a broken, tired human giving up their earthly remains to the sea for an eternal rest in the vastness of the oceans. Musically, we believe this song perfectly defines us stylistically as a band, and represents us perfectly as musicians. The video was pieced together by our friend Carl Assault from live footage taken in Belgium last summer. Thank you for listening.”
Forged in 2017 by Glencross, GODTHRYMM sees the respected UK metal luminary return to his doom metal roots, creating the music he was known to help forge with Solstice on the legendary New Dark Age album and especially with the heralded My Dying Bride from the 2000 – 2014 time period. Further adding to the GODTHRYMM pedigree is drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels who, after some lineup refining following the band’s A Grand Reclamation debut EP, became the core of GODTHRYMM. In the months to follow, the pair recorded the colossal Reflections full-length. Upon its completion, Glencross and Taylor-Steels added bassist Bob Crolla to the fold making GODTHRYMM a true power trio of doom.
Recorded and mixed by Nathan Bailey and featuring artwork and design by Brian D’Agosta of Gostworks Art (Vallenfyre, War//Plague), Reflections is the result of Glencross taking GODTHRYMM into darker, more melancholic, and towering realms. Through Glencross’ soaring passionate vocals complimenting his powerful riffs along with Taylor-Steels’ thunderous percussion giving the rhythm section that immense and glorious tone, Reflections is a testament to the glory days of the genre while simultaneously making its statement as a new force of modern day doom metal to behold.
GODTHRYMM’s Reflections will be released on CD, 2xLP on February 14th, and digital formats. To mark the release of the album GODTHRYMM will be playing at The Unicorn Camden Live in Camden, London on Saturday February the 22nd. Details including supports to be announced soon.
Pre-order Reflections here:
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1. Monsters Lurk Herein
2. Among The Exalted
3. The Sea As My Grave
4. We Are The Dead
5. The Light Of You
6. The Grand Reclamation
7. Cursed Are The Many
8. Chasmic Sorrows