April 12, 2024

Cathedral In Flames release goth rock ‘Pale Rider’ single


Cathedral In Flames release goth rock 'Pale Rider' single

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Prague-based gothic rock band Cathedral In Flames has released a new single titled “Pale Rider”. The song pays homage to classic western films and composer Ennio Morricone. It narrates a dark story involving an occult battle with cancer, with production by John Freyer.

The single’s release is accompanied by a horror-themed music video set in a graveyard, featuring characters inspired by Cthulhu mythology and a reference to Clint Eastwood through the use of a replica of his hat. The band members involved in the video are Ambra, Phil, Gatsby, and Billac, with Gatsby portraying a grave desperado character.

Vocalist and lyricist Phil Lee Fall says of the record, “We’ve always loved and used the western aspects in our take on gothic rock and we’ve taken it to the max in Pale Rider. Cowboy guitars, screaming cowboys, Clint Eastwood and Lovecraftian poetics. Total country overkill. And yet it fires like a very black devils hog on all cylinders.”

And Gatsby, author of the music, adds: “I love westerns, Ennio Morricone, and I put all that into “Pale Rider.” I wrote a darkly gothic cowboy shuffle with an eerily demonic chorus. The mix was an uphill battle, with John having to dip into his reserves of patience a lot to be satisfied, but the result is worth it! After all, it is the title track of the forthcoming album.”

“Pale Rider” is available for streaming and purchase on all major digital platforms, including Bandcamp and Spotify, under the Musicraft label.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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