Las Vegas-based doom quintet Demon Lung have premiered a new track from their forthcoming sophomore album, A Dracula, over at Decibel. The new track is the nearly eight-minute, hauntingly heavy “Mark of Jubilee”, which is punishing and somberly beautiful in all of the right places. On the new album and its concept, which is based on the 1977 Juan Lopez Moctezuma film “Alucarda”, vocalist Shanda Fredrick comments:
“Alucarda is a more relatable story for me than our last album’s [The Hundredth Name] 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.”
Check out the track at this location.
A Dracula will be released on June 16 via Candlelight Records. Pre-orders can be found here.