The UK atmospheric black metal project ETHEREAL SHROUD has finally released his new album Trisagion!
Nearly seven years passed with near silence from Hawker as he slowly worked on the follow-up of They Became the Falling Ash (2015). Hawker deliberately approached this by wiping the slate clean and building the sound again from the ground up - employing the help of incredible musicians to assist in his vision of an album of much greater ambition. A record with a stern message of anti-fascism, anti-indoctrination, and complex personal struggles. After several years of intense writing and rehearsing, and 13 months of recording through COVID-19 lockdown, Trisagion is born - a black metal record consisting of three challenging songs of unrelenting fury and intense emotion.
So easily weaving between the death/doom and funeral doom passages of Mourning Beloveth and Bell Witch and the grandiose, massive black metal of Wolves in the Throne Room and Summoning, this is a record only for those who are ready to dedicate themselves fully to its message!
The album has been recorded at Hawker’s home studio in Sheffield, England. Drums recorded at Kerr's home, captured by Spenser Morris. Reamped at Jamdek Studios in Chicago and mixed/mastered by Spenser Morris at his home studio.
Many are the people already purchasing and greatly commenting the new album – make it yours at one of the following stores:
Ethereal Shroud Bandcamp (streaming, download)
Northern Silence Productions Bandcamp (limited DigiCD – 22 out of 1000 remaining)
The press said about Trisagion:
"Trisagion is an exceptional work. As an expressive piece of atmospheric black metal it is a masterpiece of feeling and emotion. Don’t miss out on this; the artist behind Ethereal Shroud has produced something very special here. Essential listening."
- Wonderbox Metal
"The album wants you immersed and it wants you to feel completely taken in by the enrapturing vortex this record feels to envelop you with. [..] Ethereal Shroud’s Trisagion is a great atmospheric black metal record to kick back and enjoy listening to."
- The Razor's Edge
"Trisagion is black metal deep enough to drown in."
Trisagion is also available on:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3oG9anZ
Joseph Hawker - Guitar, Vocals, All Compositions and Songwriting, Lyrics, Arrangements
Richard Spencer (Ba'al) - Bass, Viola
John Kerr (Marsh Dweller, Pyrithe, Vit, Seidr) - Drums
Shannon Greaves - Guest Vocals (on “Chasmal Fires”)
ETHEREAL SHROUD Online: