By writer to www.revolvermag.com
1823, the title of Alabama doom quartet EMBR‘s forthcoming new album, is not only some arcane quantity. It has deep private significance. The band’s drummer, Eric Bigelow, had been on the record for a kidney for round 4 years earlier than he lastly acquired a transplant in Could 2019, proper in the course of the writing of the album. The donor was deceased, and all Bigelow and his spouse, EMBR singer Crystal Bigelow, know in regards to the particular person is that she was a younger girl, age 18-23.
Along with titling the since-completed album with these digits, EMBR have additionally devoted the LP to the donor and the surgeons at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. And so they’ve teamed at present with Revolver to premiere standout lower “Your Burden” — a Sabbathian dirge swirling with Southern Gothic vibes and lifted above the fog by Crystal’s hovering vocals — together with its moody, black-and-white DIY music video. Watch and pay attention above, and browse Eric’s feedback under. 1872 is due out by way of New Heavy Sounds on June 19th — you possibly can pre-order it here, together with in a deluxe vinyl version, in two-color black/blue cosmic swirl vinyl.
“Heavy, melodic, emotional and haunting,” Eric says of “Your Burden.” “This new music by EMBR echos melancholy and despair whereas giving a way of hope and luxury to these with the energy to hold on regardless of their atmosphere.
“We had the intro riff for a couple of months and shelved it and revisited it earlier than hitting the studio. The remainder of the music fell into place organically inside a rehearsal. We actually preferred the uncooked simplicity and the general course of the music, so we determined to maintain it for the album. The lyrics are loosely primarily based on the plagues in Revelations and coming of the Antichrist. For the video we wished imagery that exemplified the spirit of the music. It is primarily based on the idea of parts we grew up with watching Nineties music movies and in line with that very same sort of vibe we did all of the filming and modifying ourselves.”
1823 observe itemizing:
02. The place I’ve Been
05. Eyes Like Knives
06. Your Burden
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