New records to look out for – March 19

Here’s our latest weekly roundup of some of the records we’re excited for!

Perturbator – Lustful Sacraments

Credit: David Fitt; art director: Alexis Zacchi; make up artist: Anne Verhague; photographer assistant: Lucas Matichard

Pertubator returns with new album Lustful Sacraments on May 28 through Blood Music.

On the album, James Kent – mastermind behind Pertubator – said: ““It’s an album about bad habits, dissatisfaction and addiction. An overall look at how we, as a species, lean towards self-destruction.”

1 – Reaching Xanadu
2 – Lustful Sacraments
3 – Excess
3 – Secret Devotion (ft. True Body)
4 – Death Of The Soul
5 – The Other Place
6 – Dethroned Under A Funeral Haze
7 – Messalina, Messalina
8 – God Says (ft. Hangman’s Chair)

Urne – Serpent & Spirit

Urne will release their album Serpent & Spirit through Candlelight Records on June 25.

“I had a bit of a bad patch for a few months,” explains Joe Nally, revealing the inspiration for the album’s lyrics. “I’m absolutely fine now, but I drew on those two months where I just wasn’t feeling great. I took that and wrote a story based about that. The actual track-listing is done like that film Memento, where it’s all in a different order. Maybe one day someone will listen to the lyrics and work out which order the story goes in.

“The album is called Serpent & Spirit. The spirit is the human experience, the serpent is the evil that tricks your mind. It’s about getting pulled apart and trying to find yourself within all of that. So it’s almost good and evil, and throughout the album it’s about a person getting pulled from the light to the dark.”

1 Serpent & Spirit
2 The Palace of Devils & Wolves
3 Memorial
4 Moon & Sky
5 Desolate Heart
6 Envy The Dead
7 Memorial –  Sing Me To Rest
8 A Tomb So Frail

Venues – Solace

Venues will release album Solace on August 27 through Arising Empire.

“We wanted to be more metal,” Robin comments. “There were some pop sensibilities of Aspire we wanted to replace with rather the opposite.”

“2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity. Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things were ended and begun. In times like these, our second album was the light at the end of the tunnel. Something we all could look forward to. Our music held our heads above water.”

1. Razorblade Teeth
2. Whydah Gally
3. Rite of Passage
4. Uncaged Birds
5. Into the Fire
6. Down Below
7. Shifting Colors
8. Our Destiny
9. Deceptive Faces
10. Mountains

Terminalist – The Great Acceleration

Terminalist will release their debut album The Great Acceleration on May 7 through Indisciplinarian.

1. Relentless Alteration
2. Terminal Dispatch
3. Invention of the Shipwreck
4. Estranged Reflection
5. Dromocracy


Elizabeth Birt

March 19, 2021

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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