Las Vegas-based doom outfit Demon Lung have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow-up to their 2013 debut, The Hundredth Name. The new record will bear the title A Dracula and will see a release through Candlelight Records on June 16. Produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, etc), the record will feature eight new tracks inspired by Juan López Moctezuma’s 1977 horror film “Alucarda”. Drummer Jeremy Brenton comments:
“When we started the writing process, we happened to be deep into an Alucarda obsession. [Vocalist] Shanda [Fredrick] sat down and made an outline for her take on the film and we all started crafting songs to flow with it. Fitting the mood of each riff and melody with the narrative was challenging but it is the most satisfying way for us to write.”
“Alucarda is a more relatable story for me than our last album’s subject matter; which made writing a lot more fun this time around. The heroine in this story is the daughter of Satan, who happens to fall in love with the purest of souls in the convent she resides. She coaxes this soul over to the dark, with only intentions of love but in doing so she dooms her to death by the hands of the nuns. The anger consumes her and she uses her dark powers to resurrect her love and together they kill the convent and then the world. So like I said… it’s a lot more fun this time around.”
“While we naturally continued where we left off with The Hundredth Name… We spent twice as much time in the studio with Billy than we did last time and we had more time to experiment. This was certainly the hardest we have ever worked on anything and we’re very proud of the final product.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after break along with a stream of The Hundredth Name.