Berlin-based, UK raised dark rockers Esben and the Witch have a new album, Older Horrors, released by our friends Season of Mist this November 4th, and we’re delighted to be able to officially premiere a track, Sylvan, from that album today!
Esben and the Witch comment: “Our forthcoming album Older Terrors was written and recorded over the course of a year in Berlin, our adopted home. We’ve spent eight years getting here, sweating on stages, holed up in studios and exploring all that which inspires awe and terror. The album features four tracks. In this digital age of music we wanted to create a collection that worked together but could also be separated, each track standing alone, carving its own path and telling its own tale. This record is dedicated to the sublime. To Edward Young‘s Night Thoughts, John Martin‘s apocalyptic visions, Caspar David Friedrich‘s forays into the forest and to the sparks of light that glimmer in times of utter darkness.”
Regarding the premiere track, Sylvan the band adds: “We wanted to paint a picture of a forest in flames. Of wild destruction, spectacular and terrifying. The calm amidst the ancient pines shattered by an insatiable desire, all-consuming, all-devouring and with a raging intensity so fierce it can set anything on fire. Ultimately, as the flames engulf the trees, it is a song about searching for meaning and even beauty in a burning world.”