Canadian doom trio Völur have released the first single, “Inviolate Grove,” from their forthcoming album, Death Cult. The eight-minute epic sees the band, a long-running favorite of the MetalSucks staff, continue down their trajectory of dark, doom-based compositions propelled by distorted electric violin in place of guitar.
Vocalist/bassist Lucas Gadke explains:
“We made the video in collaboration with Sarah Legault, who supplied us with some dark and mysterious footage, and Tim O’Reilly. This track, like the other three songs on ‘Death Cult,’ is a variation on a theme, which is inspired by a Germanic ritual that the Roman author Tacitus described. Imagine entering a circle of trees. A priest approaches a veiled idol. The full moon rises, and the priest leads the idol to the water. In the video we see a living idol and the priest, in a different time yet still the same.”
Check out the video below. Death Cult has been slated for release on November 13 via Prophecy Productions; pre-order here.