Thursday, September 28, 2017
Eric Wagner's BLACKFINGER premieres music video for Afternow; Doom group's new album When Colors Fade Away on the way
Featuring the instantly recognizable vocals of former TROUBLE (and current The Skull) front man Eric Wagner, the doom group BLACKFINGER – which also features guitarist Terry Weston (Dream Death, Penance) – has unveiled a music video for their song Afternow. Filmed in the band's rehearsal room, with additional footage added and edited by Rafael Ortega (Helsott, Ayreon), the clip can be seen at this location:
Says Wagner, “I think Afternow is about wondering why things are the way they are when they don't really need to be. Maybe if we could only catch a glimpse of where we came from, it might be enough to change the future. (Wishful, I'm afraid.)”
Afternow comes from BLACKFINGER's just-released M-Theory Audio debut, When Colors Fade Away, which The Obelisk says “brims with not-to-be-missed vitality.” The album can currently be streamed on all digital platforms, while physical copies on CD and limited-edition blue/black marbled vinyl – which feature photos from Matt Bluejay and a striking graphic design by Al Oaks – can be purchased at retailers worldwide.
Renowned and still cherished for the classic material he recorded with Chicago's Trouble for over two decades, Wagner began sowing the seeds for BLACKFINGER soon after he left Trouble in 2008. After removing himself from the spotlight, he began intently writing material of a more personal nature, which would ultimately yield the musical inspiration for BLACKFINGER. Over the next few years, Wagner and his new band mates would meticulously craft and commit 11 tracks to tape – songs that would ultimately become the group's self-titled debut (Wagner's first recorded output since Trouble's 2007 release Simple Mind Condition).
When Colors Fade Away is a powerful collection of songs that picks up where the debut album left off, but takes the listener even further down the path less-traveled. Featuring sonic landscapes of endless peaks and valleys, When Colors Fade Away will satiate even the most ardent of doom fans, yet also appeal to those beyond with its exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful storytelling.
M-Theory Audio is the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America. The label's burgeoning roster also includes such notable acts as Finnish hard rockers Santa Cruz, nomadic folk metal act Tengger Cavalry and traditional metal powerhouse White Wizzard.