Our new album Death Cult will be out on Nov. 13! Stay tuned for merchandise here. Yes, we will offering local pick up in Toronto so that you may avoid shipping fees.
For international listeners and the eager, you can pre-order from our label Prophecy Productions.
In the meantime, we have put two self-released singles on all digital streaming platforms. Have a listen to Psychopomp (until now it only existed on tape cassette) and Veiled City our recent collaboration with pedal steel king Michael Eckert.
And now, some words about Death Cult.
With Death Cult, VÖLUR stay true to the folk doom style introduced on their debut EP Disir (2014) and expanded on the sophomore full-length Ancestors (2017), yet the Canadians have honed their craft by tightened the compositions and uniting all stylistic influences into one cohesive dark musical experience. The continued use of a violin in the place of guitar already points to VÖLUR's folk roots, but the avant-garde approach of the trio is completed by elements derived from modern classical music and free jazz among other influences. VÖLUR's lingering interest in the early cultures of Europe is reflected in the lyrical concept of Death Cult, which is based on an ancient Germanic ritual of human sacrifice that is meaningfully translated into a contemporary context.
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