Saarbrücken-based black metal band GRAU is ready to come back with a new full-length, following its debut effort “Transzendenz” released in 2016. The album, called “Abseits Des Lichts”, will be released on December 1st via Tragedy Productions. The album will be available as digipak with an 8-pages booklet, plus streaming and download on the main digital platforms.
The 9 tracks of “Abseits Des Lichts” will leave you breathless, with an imposing wall of guitars and drumming pushed to the extremes! You may have a foretaste of the album by listening the opener “Erinnerung” - available on the label’s YouTube channel:
Pre-order “Abseits Des Lichts” on Bandcamp: https://tragedyproductions.bandcamp.com/album/abseits-des-lichts
The album title “Abseits des Lichts” can be roughly translated as "outside of the light". It describes the lyrical approach of the songs that deal with pain, emptiness and the animalistic aspect of the human mind. Musically, GRAU has taken a more modern and complex approach since its debut release and covers the complete range from sinister doom parts to mid-tempo grooves and shredding blast beats.
“Abseits des Lichts” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Felix Rößger at Gin'Fused Sounds over the course of several months in 2022 and 2023. All songs written and performed by GRAU. All lyrics by K.D. and M.K. The song “Fiebertraum” was composed by Christoph Rieff. Album cover designed by Alfi Feijoa. Original photo taken by House of Fortitude.
K.D. - Vocals
M.K. - Vocals & Guitar
M.B. - Guitar
R.T. - Bass
C.R. - Drums & additional Vocals