Ireland’s doom metal soothsayers, MOURNING BELOVETH, have today unveiled the first new music from their upcoming sixth album, Rust & Bone. The clip is an edited version of the track Godether, and is taken from their new album, due out on January 22, 2016, via Ván Records.
The band commented:
“With the imminent release of our sixth studio album, Rust & Bone we graciously – and with no small amount of pride and self deprecating prejudice – present the to the world, and beyond, an edited version of the lead track, Godether.
“And what better way to celebrate our first – and thus far finest – release on the magnificent Ván Records, than to pile into a van ourselves and drag our ragged carcasses across the hallowed stages of Europe for 10 days? Our first full tour in six long years, we are eager to present these new songs in the flesh on a stage near you in December.
“So crank up the Apocalypse Machine, set a course to the depths of the stars and come doom with us.”
Rust & Bone marks a new chapter in the MOURNING BELOVETH tale – transitional, elemental, representing life and decay, the battle between the organic, and the industrial. Forged from rust and bone over nine months and recorded at Skyhammer Studios in six days.
The resulting body of work is – on paper at least – five tracks of music, however, the album is designed to be listened to as one continuous, living piece of music. Having found their stride, emboldened, MOURNING BELOVETH have pushed their own boundaries; utilising a hand crafted acoustic guitar that makes it’s presence felt throughout, climaxing in the mournful, yet hauntingly beautiful album closer A Terrible Beauty Is Born, they have also found a comfortable place with their choice of lyrics – both their own, and those borrowed from the likes of Yeats and Beckett.
With Rust & Bone, MOURNING BELOVETH have created something that they’re proud to call Irish music; representing their roots, torn from the stomach of the land and forged in the stars of their ideal.
In their 23 year history, MOURNING BELOVETH have now notched up six albums, summed up by Kerrang! magazine as “both malevolently evil and bizarrely beautiful, a balancing act of some consummate skill”; they have also gained a reputation for evocative and at times sombre live performances.
Rust & Bone is officially released on January 22nd via Ván Records, pre-orders are available today from the Ván Webstore, and a special limited tour edition of the album will be available at the dates below.
MOURNING BELOVETH live performances with Hooded Menace:
3/12 DE HAMBURG – Hafenklang
4/12 DE OBERHAUSEN – Helvete
5/12 DE FREIBURG – Crash
6/12 CH OLTEN – Coq d’Or
7/12 IT PARMA – Titty Twister
8/12 SLO LJUBLJANA – Club Gromka
9/12 CZ PRAGUE – Modra Vopice
10/12 PL WROCLAW – Ciemna Strona Miasta
11/12 DE LEIPZIG -Bandhaus
12/12 NL EINDHOVEN – Effenaar