Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to introduce THE VEIN to the Death/Black/Doom Metal community in the form of debut album Scouring the Wreckage of Time.
In between creating epic doom metal albums, the two ALTAR OF OBLIVION members involved gave birth to this devil child. THE VEIN is a Death/Doom Metal twist to what ALTAR OF OBLIVION has done on albums like last year's Grand Gesture of Defiance; their approach is very Epic in nature, but THE VEIN offers something much darker and heavier. Musically, the style is a classic one; recalling the late 80s early 90's Death and Black Metal. THE VEIN starts off with a very unique release, a double EP! Shadow Kingdom Records have been waiting to put out the right kind of Death/Black Metal album for a long time now and Scouring the Wreckage of Time unequivocally fits that bill.
Scouring the Wreckage of Time will be out worldwide this summer and is now available for early order now at www.shadowkingdomrecords.com.
Stream album tracks "The Great Deception" and "The Poisoned Chalice" at this location.
Chapter I: The Poisoned Chalice
1. Pale Dawn Rising
2. Seeds of Blasphemy
4. The Poisoned Chalice
Chapter II: Born into Grey Domains
5. The Great Deception
6. Carving a Labyrinth of Despair
THE VEIN was founded in early 2010 when long time friends Martin Meyer Mendelssohn Sparvath and JBP talked about forming a new band, in which they wanted to pursue their common desire to wander other sonic pathways than had been the case in their previous musical endeavors. After having discussed and exchanged different ideas regarding the direction and style of the band, Martin began composing and quickly came up with two tracks for an EP which was later baptized Born into Grey Domains. To complete the unholy circle of despair, Martin and Jens asked bass player C. Nörgaard and drummer Thomas Wesley to join the ranks of THE VEIN which they kindly accepted.
Ranging from long drone-like "wall of sound" compositions with multi-layered sinister soundscapes including atmosphere-enhancing samples to somewhat traditional in-your-face old school death/black metal, the listener is doomed to inhale the putrid stench of moral decay being spread by the sick and plague-infected entity called THE VEIN.
We bid you welcome into the Labyrinth of Despair.