- Jason Hesley
Gothenburg-Based Black Metal Outfit LIGHTLORN Announce New EP!
Cosmic black metal band from the extreme metal homeland of Gothenburg, Sweden, LIGHTLORN will be releasing their EP These Nameless Worlds on October 28th!
The band comments: "We are so happy to finally unleash these songs upon the world! I've been working on them for the last year and a half and it feels great to have them out there, potentially being heard by people all over the planet."
Harnessing the meaning behind their name, which can be interpreted as “bereft of light”, LIGHTLORN explores the feelings of alienation, isolation, and existential dread. Through cosmic themes and lyrics, the band seeks to embrace this darkness and despair – because nothing is darker nor colder than the void between the stars.
While These Nameless Worlds on its surface sounds bleak and tends to instill a sense of longing within the listener, it also sparks idyllic and mesmerizing atmospheres and subtle intoxicating harmonies. LIGHTLORN does not abandon the roots of black metal, but rather seeks to extend those branches upwards, into the abyss that surrounds us all.
LIGHTLORN aims to create an emotionally dense and textured approach to black metal, that surpasses the frozen and barren landscapes of Earth, to the stars above. Their approach is both transcendent and incredibly human, and reveals how dynamic and vulnerable black metal can be as the genre progresses into the future.