WINTER NIGHTS Continue To Cool Summer With New Single “Unmarked Grave” Off New Self-Titled Album
Winter Nights’ new track “Unmarked Grave” comes after the first single “When December Burns” and it is equally as cold and unrelenting as the first.
The album was recorded between 2015 and 2018 at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn, New York and the amount of time that has been spent in its production really shows with the combination of dark, foreboding lyrics and melodic interludes breaking up pounding riffs. Winter Nights explains the album in their own words, painting a grim picture:
“If you took a deep breath right before free-falling off a cliff in the pouring rain with a glimmer of sunshine trying to come through dark clouds only to fall into a dark hole and wake up crawling all fours on cold soil with snow falling in a dark moonlight forest.”
The lyrics of “Unmarked Grave” reflect on the lingering emotions after everything has died around you, and realizing the world has nothing left to offer. All that is asked is to be buried in an unmarked grave.
This new album is clearly progress for Winter Nights, showing maturity and it’s easy to hear the difference between it and its predecessor. Heavy metal with a smile, Winter Nights has even more music in the works ready for when the world resumes some semblance of normality.
[July 31, 2020]
metal, doom-metal, melodic death metal
Base: Brooklyn, New York- USA
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Winter Nights is a four-piece melodic death metal band emanating from Brooklyn, New York in the winter of 2007. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray loss, pain, grievance, and darkness.
Guitar driven melodies evoke visceral reactions to the mythic end of the world. They are an integral part of the thriving New York metal scene. As of 2020, their formation consists of dueling guitar brothers Jeremy and Efrain Farfan who also cover vocals, bassist Martin Tune and drummer James Yarusinsky.
The two Farfan brothers came up with the idea for the band after a New Years’ toast and after recruiting a friend they started writing music together and the rest is history. Trading endless amounts of riffs the Farfan brothers devise the majority of the music before presenting it to the rest of the band to be beefed out in the rehearsal studio.
Mainly inspired by nature, places of travel. different scenery. Jeremy gets his ideas from places he’s traveled such as the cliffs of northern Ireland, catacombs of Montreal, nighttime canals of Venice, and the eerie silence of Central Park at night.
Playing with similar bands such as Kalmah, Belphegor, and Insomnium, and on festivals including Maryland Folkfest and Poconos Folkfest, Winter Nights is a mainstay in the New York metal underground. With personal influences rooted primarily in metal, the members of Winter Nights make provocative, despairing, genuine songs. In 2008 they released a self-titled demo EP, followed by another EP “From Darkness Till Dawn” in 2011, and a full length “An Endless Apocalypse” in 2014. 2020 brings a new self-titled album due out July 31st.
… “When December Burns”