We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Black Terrain

by FORLESEN

supported by
Anonima
Anonima thumbnail
Anonima Be forewarned, this is marvellous!
David Fischer
David Fischer thumbnail
David Fischer I absolutely adore Forlesen's monumental debut. Hierophant Violent at first listen excited an immersive, magical feeling inside of me and does so until this day. Judging from Strega and the description, Black Terrain will continue right where its predecessor left off and deliver an even more magnificent scope - although, in complete honesty, I can hardly imagine that being possible. I am keen and ready to be proven wrong! Full review inbound on the 28th of October.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Black Terrain. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases October 28, 2022

      €8 EUR  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Black Terrain. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around October 28, 2022
    Purchasable with gift card

      €16 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Black Terrain. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 28, 2022
    item ships out on or around December 31, 2022
    Purchasable with gift card

      €30 EUR or more 

     

1.
Strega 19:10
2.
Black Terrain
3.
4.
Saturnine

about

=== PRE-ORDER NOW ===

EU store: metalodyssey.8merch.com
US store: metalodyssey.8merch.us

DIGIPACK CD - Out October 28th, 2022
(incl. Bandcamp Digital Download and Streaming)
• Ltd 200
• 6-Panel Digipack

2xLP GATEFOLD VINYL - Out May 2023
(incl. Bandcamp Digital Download and Streaming)
• Ltd 300: 150 black, 150 opaque blue ***
• 140gr. black vinyls
• 350gr. gatefold sleeve, 5mm spine
• Black inner sleeves
• Outer plastic sleeve

*** exclusive to our Eshops
______________________

Featuring members of Botanist, Lotus Thief and Kayo Dot, FORLESEN draw from epic doom, black metal, slowcore and dark ambient to subvert traditional songwriting with their new full-length, "Black Terrain", which weaves heartbreak and hypnosis to show FORLESEN at their most vulnerable and vicious. The band formed in San Francisco at the end of 2016 and released their debut, "Hierophant Violent," in 2020. Now based in Portland, OR, FORLESEN continue their compositional evolution, expanding into previously untapped musical realms.

As with their debut, "Black Terrain"’s monolithic songs, at times approaching twenty minutes in length, fully immerse the listener in a contrast of the serene and cacophonous. “Strega” begins shrouded in an eerie atmosphere before embarking on a journey from vulnerable ballad to hymnal dirge. The ferocity of “Harrowed Earth” thrusts the album into the realm of black and doom metal. In the aftermath, “Saturnine” brings the album full circle, culminating in an ethereal mantra. "Black Terrain" evokes a sense of the grand, but also the intimate. Each instrument and voice is carefully placed and each musical transition seamless to prevent the mesmerizing spell from being broken.

FORLESEN have crafted a stunning cinematic masterpiece, worthily complemented by an extraordinary cover painting by Benjamin A. Vierling.

credits

releases October 28, 2022

FORLESEN:
Ascalaphus (ex-BOTANIST) - Vocals, guitars, synth, harmonium, bass
Bezaelith (LOTUS THIEF) - Vocals, bass, guitars, synth
Petit Albert (LOTUS THIEF) - Guitars, synth, Hammond B3 organ, backing vocals
Maleus (ex-KAYO DOT, ex-MAUDLIN OF THE WELL) - Drums

Glockenspiel and trumpet performed by Leila Abdul-Rauf

Music and lyrics by Ascalaphus, except lyrics on "Black Terrain" by Bezaelith.

All music arranged by Forlesen. Drums and Hammond B3 recorded by Justin Phelps at the Hallowed Halls, Portland, OR. All other recording done in various home studios between 2018 and 2021. Mixed by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden, Oakland, CA. Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios, Pittsburgh, PA.

Artwork by Benjamin A. Vierling
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli
______________
Cat. Nr. IVR193

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

I, Voidhanger Records Italy

Obscure, unique, and uncompromising visions from the Metal Underground.

contact / help

Contact I, Voidhanger Records

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Black Terrain, you may also like: