The malicious “Mӕre” has come to haunt you in your sleep and might be the reason why you haven’t been able to breathe at night for quite a few months now. With their latest album being finally released today, Austria’s blackgaze pioneers HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY perfectly capture the beauty of paralysis and despair and release this fifth studio album right in time for their 10th band anniversary.
Austrian melodic black metal act Harakiri For The Sky have made quite an impact within the atmospheric post-metal scene since their formation a decade ago and gained a dedicated following as a result of this, now they are back with their highly anticipated fifth album and follow up to 2018’s critically acclaimed record ‘Arson’ with ‘Mӕre’. Mӕre is a malicious demon from folklore which creeps in and sleeps on people’s chests during the night, causing breathlessness and anxiety. This state and concept seem more appropriate than ever given the crisis in the world currently and this new release acts as the perfect incensed soundtrack to that chaos.
Today, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY unveil another excerpt of their studio album “Mӕre”, which will soon be released on February 19th. This time, the Austrian post metal pioneers present a cover version of PLACEBO’s alternative rock hit ‘Song To Say Goodbye’ that fits just perfectly into the band’s depressive post black metal world. Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/r2ladbYBeWU
After months of isolation and anxiety, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY‘s upcoming album “Mӕre” seems to be the soundtrack to our despair. Although the band is now forced to postpone the release to February 19th due to covid-related production delays, the Austrian pioneers of post black metal have now unveiled yet another video in support of their fifth studio chef-d’euvre: Renowned session drummer Kerim ‘Krimh’ Lechner (SepticFlesh, ex-Behemoth) delivers a spectacular pro-shot from the drum recording session of the band’snew song ‘I’m All About The Dusk’ that you can now watch here:
The release of HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY‘s new album “Mӕre” is getting closer and while a truly desolate year is drawing to a close, the Austrian pioneers of post black metal seize the moment to return with another gloomy work of art.
With ‘And Oceans Between Us’, they present a surprisingly catchy single off their upcoming fifth studio album – “Mӕre” will see the light of day on January 29th (February 19th in the US) and is about to unveil 84 minutes of melancholic post rock, crippling depression and black metal.