The avant-garde/acoustic doom project Forever Autumn announces its recent signing with Epictronic Records for the 5-track EP “Crowned in Skulls”, set to be released worldwide on July 21st, 2023. The release follows their 2021 EP, “Hail the Forest Dark”. On the EP’s “The Forest and the Nyght” track we also find a guest appearance of Aaron Stainthorpe.
Founder of the project Autumn Ni Dubhghaill explains what the EP is about: “This record is an exploration of shamanism and witchery through the captivating fusion of Pagan Folk and Acoustic Doom, featuring five tracks that will transport listeners to mystical realms. This record is the most accurate, contemporary, and ancient portrait of Forever Autumn yet. It honors past works while moving forward with a more overt metal influence than Forever Autumn has seen in decades.”
The project started in 2000, with a self-titled demo following in 2001. That demo was followed by a series of demos throughout the following decade. In the 2010s, Forever Autumn made released a series of albums, including “Patience of ðm Fire-Keeper” (2014), the reborn version of their debut full-length “Waiting for Öktober MMXVI” (2016), “Howls in the Forest at Dusk” (2019), and the recent EP “Hail the Forest Dark” (2021).
For a taste of their fascinating sound, check out the audiostream video for “Under Shadows of Annwn” on YouTube.
Here’s a video for “Under Shadows of Annwn”.
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