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Tying in with the overall themes of the LP, Robb Flynn shares of the track: "Drowning in the deepest depression of his life, Eros is at a breaking point. Collecting heartaches, loss, and near psychotic isolation, UNHALLØWED is the beginning of a powerful shift of our story. An introspective narrative starts the song lyrically, which is a collaborative effort written by myself, guitarist Wacław 'Vogg' Kiełtyka, and bassist/backing vocalist Jared MacEachern and encapsulates the collective strength of this writing team.
"Anchored by an absolutely monstrous groove, the vocals melodically mirror the state of mind of Eros as he reels from the loss of his mother to a drug overdose and begins a slow downward spiral into madness. However, the culmination of the track infuses some much-needed light, but will it be enough?"
ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN is due out on August 26 via Nuclear Blast x Imperium Recordings.
Watch the video for UNHALLØWED – filmed live at Electric Happy Hour – below:
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