May 20, 2024

Unto Ashes to return with first album in 4 years, ‘Orchids grew here’ – Out in August via Projekt Records

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Out via Projekt on August 18th is the all new 12-track album by the New York-based apocalyptic folk act Unto Ashes, “Orchids grew here”. The release comes in a limited Edition of strictly 300 copies, in 4-panel digipak.

This is Unto Ashes’ first album in four years and the band’s eleventh Projekt Records album. The core line-up for this album consisted of Michael Laird, Bret Helm and Ericah Hagle.

Unto Ashes was founded in 1997 by multi-instrumentalist Laird. Through his work as an antiquarian bibliographer, he discovered many obscure texts that continue to inspire his music. This album offers passages from Aeschylus, the founder of tragedy (Greece, 525AC to 465AC), Christina Rossetti (England, 1830-1894), Edwin Arnold (England, 1832-1904), Ethel Clifford (England, 1876-1959) and Anna Akhmatova (Russia, 1889-1966).

A less obscure text is found on the cover of Madonna’s “Frozen”. Unto Ashes traditionally always include a cover-version on almost all albums – previously they delivered neo-classical interpretations of songs by Covenant, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Coil, Sonne Hagal, Apoptygma Berzerk, Gary Numan and more.

Check out the video for “Last Toast”.

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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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