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DARKWOODS MY BETHROTHED Drop Single

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The wait is almost over. Black/epic metal pioneers Darkwoods My Bethrothed cloak the world in a veil of damnation with their third single and final harbinger of doom and destruction Black Fog And Poison Wind, cut from their striking upcoming album, Angel of Carnage Unleashed, to be revealed this Friday, November 12.

The Finnish foursome, now featuring Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer, delivers this final teaser alongside an intriguing lyric video.


The record’s final song, Black Fog And Poison Wind, offers an appropriate, hard-hitting and thunderous ending to the long-awaited comeback album of the Black Metal hordeThe song features mad, high-pitched screams, evil riffing, mind-blowing blastbeats and eerie choirs. After 23 years of silence, the vicious new offering, Angel Of Carnage Unleashed, sets free some of the fastest and most diabolic songs of the band’s history – a sonic monster combining aggression, haunting soundscapes, epic majesty and evil melodies.


The band said of the single “This is one of our favourite songs from the new album. Lyrically, it tells the story of the so-called “Death March of the Carolinians” where 3000 soldiers of the Swedish army froze to death when withdrawing from Norway across the fells in the winter of 1718. We chose to approach this topic from an anthropomorphic perspective: the storyteller is the poisonous icy wind which – in the service of the Angel of Carnage – mercilessly murdered the soldiers in the snowy mountains. The story is accompanied by a black metal anthem that combines brutal blastbeat-driven passages with slower and melodic eerie parts featuring choirs and female vocals. We feel that the song captures the atmosphere of the lyric perfectly.“

Watch Black Fog And Poison Wind below.

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