May 20, 2024

The Palace of Tears presents sophomore album ‘Veiled Screen, Woven Dream’ – Out now


The Palace of Tears

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(Photo by Amanda Trumbull) New Orleans based dark duo The Palace of Tears today presents their sophomore album “Veiled Screen, Woven Dream”. This fan-funded seven-track album represents “the transformational fires of the Phoenix archetype and the cyclic nature of death and rebirth” as the band says.

The Palace of Tears is Leah Kahn aka LV Darkling (vocalist, lyricist) and Erick r Scheid (guitars, electronics, engineering), who met in Germany in 2018 when Erick was performing with his band Mercurys Antennae (Projekt Records) at the WGT Festival. After a collaborative exercise in co-writing long distance, the duo released their debut album “Of Ruination” in 2020 with Erick also moving from the Bay Area to join LV in New Orleans.

This new album was preceded by the single “The Embers of Your Being Glow Still” and video for the title track which you can view below.

“This album is dedicated to my brother, best friend and soulmate Kirk, who left this Earthly realm last October. I would be remiss to not mention my own recent personal loss, as I would be denying and omitting the special place that it holds in the journey of the making of this album. I truly have never known grief until now. There are songs on this album that remain difficult for me to listen to, let alone actually perform and sing, as I usually end up in tears,” says LV Darkling.

And he adds: “As vulnerable as it is to share some of this here, I am propelled by the deep spiritual connection that he and I held throughout our lives. He is inherently a part of this work, perhaps collaborating with us from beyond. I hope that by channeling this and honoring those we love, it can provide a healing catalyst and human connection can be unearthed.”

As of April 8, the “Veiled Screen, Woven Dream” album is available on CD, limited edition vinyl and digitally directly from the band via Bandcamp.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
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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