Nottingham, UK doom trio Twilight's Embrace have emerged from the darkness to reveal details for their new record, and follow up to 2014's acclaimed debut By Darkness Undone.
"After a couple of years that saw some members leaving and little in the way of live performances, we decided an EP was a good way to ease back into things and to let people know we're still alive, comments band leader and guitarist Ben Sizer. "Musically, the new tracks deliberately continue the path of previous releases, attempting to take classic doom-death recipes and add other influences to taste."
Entitled Penance, the self-produced EP is set for release 23rd February and spans 4 epic death doom soundscapes, reminiscent of genre pioneers including Katatonia, November's Doom, Agalloch, Insomnium, Primordial, and more. There is also a not so subtle hint towards Paradise Lost, with a cover of 'It's Too Late' from 1999's Host.
"For Twilight's Embrace to cover a Paradise Lost song is a natural move, given the classic Peaceville act's obvious influence on the band. But by picking a softer song from the largely electronic album, there was both a greater opportunity to both put Twilight's Embrace's personal stamp on it, and maybe give fans a taste of what Paradise Lost might have sounded like in those days had they not gone so deeply into the lands of synthesisers."
Penance will be available on CD and on all major download and streaming platforms and is available to pre-order here: https://twilightsembrace.bandcamp.com/
1. Dying Earth
2. Curtain Call
4. It's Too Late (Paradise Lost Cover)
EP Trailer: https://youtu.be/s0vCCSZMYFo