Atlanta, GA's metal quartet CLOAK have unveiled new details behind the release of their debut full-length. The band's new album, titled 'To Venomous Depths' will be released worldwide on November 10. Pre-orders for the album are available now, across various CD and LP formats here. Regarding the album, the band comments: "The making of 'To Venomous Depths' was a journey full of pain, setbacks and frustration, which is the reason the final product is so victorious. The core of this album represents the triumph of darkness over light, strength over weakness, and progression over complacency. None of these things will ever come easy because a life of true liberation is a life of strife." CLOAK have released the first new track off 'To Venomous Depths'. The track, an anthemic, powerful amalgamation of blackened heavy metal titled "Beyond The Veil" is streaming now at Decibel Magazine (and below).
About the track, vocalist/guitarist Scott Taysom comments: ""Beyond The Veil" has a very specific place on the album. It's a song of high and low, both musically and lyrically. We could even call it a song of celebration or praise, one that represents a continuous cycle of growth, death, and rebirth. It serves as an adoration for the source that provides us with inspiration and purpose." Recorded at Aria Studios in Marietta, GA with producer Joey Jones (ROYAL THUNDER, SOUR VEIN), CLOAK captures the magic, mystique, and mystery of classic heavy metal with their long-awaited debut 'To Venomous Depths'. Drawing from metal's most impactful sub genre's, the quartet distill their collective influences into an enthralling full-album experience that honors the spirit of the early classics while standing firmly in the now. Captivating tracks like "Beyond the Veil", "Deep Red", "Forever Burned" and the title track are riveted with somber harmonies, driving rhythms, and dramatic builds in momentum and suspense. CLOAK's bold and blackened metal teems with dark energy, and 'To Venomous Depths' is a testament to the genre’s primal power and magic. The artwork and track list for 'To Venomous Depths' can be found below:
Track List: 1. To Venomous Depths/Where No Light Shines 2. Within the Timeless Black 3. The Hunger 4. Beyond the Veil 5. Death Posture 6. In the Darkness, The Path 7. Forever Burned 8 Passage 9. Deep Red In addition to the album announcement, CLOAK have announced a headlining East Coast tour in support of 'To Venomous Depths'. The tour begins on November 18 in Atlanta, and sees the band traveling throughout the rest of the month. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Established in 2013, CLOAK initially locked themselves away, carefully preparing the band's debut material. A mere two years later, the band released their first demo (Demo 2015) and created waves in the American underground. Following the release of the demo, a two song Self-Titled EP was unleashed earlier this year, and saw the band receiving critical acclaim both locally at Creative Loafing (Atlanta), and across several international metal media outlets such as Metal Hammer, Decibel Magazine, No Clean Singing, and many more. In their short time as a band, CLOAK have already shared the stage with bands such as WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, KYLESA, WINDHAND, INTER ARMA, TAAKE and more. CLOAK tour dates: Nov. 18 Atlanta, GA @ The EARL - album release show Nov. 25 Raleigh, NC @ Slims Nov. 26 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar Nov. 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Nov. 28 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter Nov. 29 Asheville, NC @ Odditorium (w/ ALL HELL)