Saarbrücken-based black metal band GRAU has shared a new single called “Fraß”, taken from the album “Abseits Des Lichts”, out 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.
Along its almost 10 minutes, “Fraß” unleashes the band’s fury against the dishonor that wears people down, to the point of making their flesh putrid. GRAU’s vision of humanity is of a herd of animals whose flesh is corroded by nihilism and moral misery.
Watch the visualizer video of “Fraß” here:
Pre-order the album “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