Haunting, avant-garde act Forever Autumn has unveiled the new EP Crowned in Skulls. Featuring a guest appearance from Aaron Stainthorpe of the legendary doom band My Dying Bride on ‘The Forest and the Nyght’, the EP delves further into acoustic and pagan realms. There is a dark and unique talent to be found in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, where it is FOREVER AUTUMN.
Autumn Ni Dubhghaill comments:
“It is with great honor that we release Crowned in Skulls unto you. Finally, after a long wait and a great effort, the EP is out. The five werkes contained therein are reflective of the movement and growth of Forever Autumn. When I look back, it’s difficult to believe that it’s been over two decades. Though we lost a lot of that early material, I have, over the years, come to terms with it. Crowned in Skulls proudly carries forward this labour of love and loss. Come, share in this otherworldly medicine and be forever changed.”
Stream Crowned in Skulls Here: https://youtu.be/H6PoFuQ4IAA
About Forever Autumn:
Autumn Ni Dubhghaill, the founder and driving force behind Forever Autumn, began composing for the project in 2000 which led to the band’s first and self-titled demo in 2001, and several others followed during that decade. In the 2010s, Forever Autumn moved on with a series of wider album releases, beginning with 2014’s Patience of ðm Fire-Keeper, and followed that with a reborn version of their 2008 debut full-length under the title Waiting for Öktober MMXVI, then 2019’s new Howls in the Forest at Dusk and more recently a 2021 EP, Hail the Forest Dark as well as contributing to various compilation and tribute releases.
Since 2008, the band has comprised of cellist Jon McGrath and Autumn Ni Dubhghaill, with Jon as the stalwart complement to Autumn’s guitar, balalaika, bodhran, doom drum, rattle, cello, and wide breadth of vocal expression that ranges from melodic singing to screams, howls, and chants. Together, they create music that is, as long-standing website Doom-Metal.com put it, “elegant in its simplicity, fragile in its beauty”.
EP pre-order (digital, CD, vinyl): https://foreverautumn.bandcamp.com/album/crowned-in-skulls
Forever Autumn – Crowned in Skulls EP
1. The Forest and the Nyght (3.56)
2. Death Folk (0.43)
3. Incense and Deer Skulls (3.46)
4. Dried Herbs in Water (9.49)
5. Under Shadows of Annwn (5.00)
Autumn Ni Dubhghaill – sing, scream, howl, chant, guitar, balalaika, bodhrán, cello on ‘Incense and Deer Skulls’, rattle, shaker, tambourine, doom drum
Jon Mcgrath – cello
Aaron Stainthorpe – additional vocals on The Forest and the Nyght
Written, recorded, produced and engineered by Autumn Ni Dubhghaill
Cover artwork © Autumn Ni Dubhghaill
Mixed by Robby Baier
Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering
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