Gråande is a new black metal project of Nachtzeit from Lustre, who’s teamed up with vocalist and lyricist Nichil.
Gråande’s self-titled EP offers two epic dirges richly textured by droning riffs, dreamlike minimalism, and synth-driven atmospheres. The keyboards and melodies bear all the hallmarks of Nachtzeit’s work in Lustre but are woven together to create an entirely different tapestry. The drumming is rather austere but shows greater variation and delves into higher tempos.
Whilst the 2022 Lustre album “A Thirst for Summer Rain” had a core of warm, ethereal ambience, Gråande stakes out a path into colder and more ominous territory. Coincidentally, whereas “A Thirst…” was about hope, faith, and inspiration during dark times, “Gråande” explores what it means to lose your connection to nature and give in to darkness and death – both within and without.
“Gråande” will be released on CD and digital format on May 19, 2023. All music was written, performed, and mixed by Nachtzeit. Mastered at Green Lodge Studios.
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Release date: May 19, 2023
Formats: CD, Digital
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