Gothic hard rockers September Mourning are set to release their second record, their first on Sumerian Records, on July 29. Volume II is the counterpart of the band’s self-released debut Volume I and is accompanied by the second issue of the band’s comic book series.
The idea was created by the band’s Emily Lazar (aka ‘September Mourning’) and well-known American comic book artist Marc Silvestri (X-Men, The Darkness, Witchblade).
‘September’ says; “For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece. Music is the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole. Volume II is a continuation of the first step in our journey which began with our self released EP, Volume I and A Murder of Reapers, the first issue of our comic book. Volume II follows our hero, September Mourning’s tale throughout the second issue of the comic book entitled, The Hand of Fate. Both forms of media intertwine to create a musical and visual story mosaic for your eyes and ears. Although September’s character is fictional, both the emotional landscape of the music and the message behind her lyric come from a very vulnerable place inside of me. In this album, I intertwined these supernatural characters with my own very real, relatable thoughts and feelings. There are pieces of myself magnified in every dynamic shift and bombastic hook in this album and you feel that when you listen. The world that’s created promises you an epic ride.”
You can check out the video for Eye of the Storm below;