A Forest Of Stars - Streaming New Song, New Album In September

Today we welcome the return of A Forest Of Stars! The atmospheric black metal gentlemen are back on September 28th with their fifth maniacal masterpiece, Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes. To start off with a bang, the band has already premiered a new song today. Check out the 10-minute song "Precipice Pirouette" below as an appetiser to the new material.

And the artwork was created entirely of photographs of miniature models, hand-crafted by the band, just like the limited 2CD box, which we offer besides the digisleeve single CD and gatefold 2LP.


01. Persistence is All (01:41)
02. Precipice Pirouette (10:19)
03. Tombward Bound (09:53)
04. Premature Invocation (07:31)
05. Children of the Night Soil (06:39)
06. Taken by the Sea (08:07)
07. Scripturally Transmitted Disease (10:59)
08. Decomposing Deity Dancehall (08:57)

On Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes, the septet takes William Blake's proverb of Hell "Exuberance is beauty" as its principle, and celebrates lushness and excess in their music, lyrics and artwork. As an exploration of a struggle against insanity, it also represents the band's desire to revisit earlier works. A more atmospheric album than its predecessor, 2015's Beware The Sword You Cannot See, this album has nods to the previous sonic explorations on 2012's A Shadowplay For Yesterdays. We also hear the band utilizing more open space and sound textures in addition to their trademark avantgarde black metal, dipping into the raw sounds of 2010's Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring.

The lyrics build upon themes of loss, death and inevitability, describing scenes of decay and destruction - magniloquent, abstract, metaphoric, with an abysmal message at its core. Like the crazed tenant swearing he hears the dead man's heart, Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes writhes upon the floorboards, bashing its head in and screaming, "let me out". From the blistering black metal fury of "Precipice Pirouette" to one last cursed dance in the delightfully strange "Decomposing Deity Dancehall", this album will reach from the heights of psychedelia to the seas of opium dreamscapes.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: A Forest Of Stars
Posted: 26.07.2018 by BloodTears


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26.07.2018 - 18:15
Pretty decent track, but that album artwork is definitely my least favorite from the band to date. Looks way too generic and computer generated compared to all their earlier, much more pronounced covers

That new logo is kinda cool though
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26.07.2018 - 18:25
I really like the artwork. Looks like a screenshot of a Baldur's Gate game.
26.07.2018 - 18:34
Mr. Doctor
Written by Apothecary on 26.07.2018 at 18:15
Looks way too generic and computer generated compared to all their earlier, much more pronounced covers

Oh boy, are we in disagreement here. First of all I fail to see how it looks like CGI when the pictures are actual photographs of handcrafted models of buildings. They look pretty realistic with their scale yet still like a doll-house and very charming I must say. Definitely a creative idea in that regard and not generic. I'd say this is better than the first three albums. Easy.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
26.07.2018 - 18:36
You gotta be nuts to not like the artwork
By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
26.07.2018 - 20:38
I think the artwork not only looks really cool, but also fits them incredibly well in terms of themes.

Song itself so far sounds like one of the lesser interesting songs off of their last one. Let's hope they have much better stuff yet to show.
26.07.2018 - 22:50
The Nothingth
Judging by the track it will be quality material at the least. In any case it probably means I can catch them live again soon.
And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
27.07.2018 - 15:00
Darkside Momo
Really decent song... but I guess I'll have to way for the whole album to judge it appropriately.
Anyway, Beware... will be hard to top, so...
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27.07.2018 - 17:00
Great artwork!!! Transport the spirit to the comfort of the tavern after a hard journey in the unpredictable sea
28.07.2018 - 03:21
Czerny Reiter
A spontaneous addition to the wantlist. The cover is unfortunately a bit on the weak side, definitely does not stack up well alongside its more psyched-out predecessors.

Love the song titles, though.
30.07.2018 - 20:53
Bad English
Written by Darkside Momo on 27.07.2018 at 15:00

Really decent song... but I guess I'll have to way for the whole album to judge it appropriately.
Anyway, Beware... will be hard to top, so...

I agree whit this mate, its maybe best song in that genre in this year, I have a feeling, it will be decent album.
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