Blackened Death Rock - United States
Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States. Atlanta, GA based quartet CLOAK blend the sounds of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound.
Their debut full-length, ‘To Venomous Depths,’ (2017) was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Decibel Magazine placed it at #20 among their “Top 40 Albums of 2017,” solidifying the band’s place among the heavy metal elite. Now, CLOAK is back with ‘The Burning Dawn,’ a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band are still rife with fresh ideas.
Conceptually, the record comes from a place below the surface where the sleepless and sinister dwell, and is absorbed by the darkest of dreams and the most primal desires. Musically, this exploration takes the gothic nuances of its predecessor while abandoning any hesitation in exchange for a more aggressive and vehement spirit.
While rippers like “On Poisoned Ground” and “Into the Storm” deliver a fury of soulful aggression, songs like “Lifeless Silence” and “The Fire, The Faith, The Void” offer a darker, gothic essence, ultimately displaying CLOAK’s multi-faceted and dynamic musical diversity. So, raise your fists and set fire to the world; this is ‘The Burning Dawn’.
- Scott Taysom : Vocals & Guitar
- Max Brigham : Guitar
- Sean Bruneau : Drums
- Billy Robinson : Bass
Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK will be joining ACID WITCH on the road starting tomorrow, May 24, in Cleveland, OH until May 28 in Pittsburgh, PA. There will also be a very special Philadelphia, PA show on May 25 in which the band will be supporting VIO-LENCE, CORONER, and EXCITER at Underground Arts! The full run of shows and ticket links can be found below!
Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK have now announced a new run of spring tour dates in support of ACID WITCH. CLOAK will join the tour for four dates starting on May 24 in Cleveland, OH until May 28 in Pittsburgh, PA. There will also be a very special Philadelphia, PA show on May 25 in which the band will be supporting VIO-LENCE and CORONER at Underground Arts!
Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK will be kicking off their headlining U.S. tour tomorrow, October 28 in Lexington, KY! The trek will conclude in the band’s hometown on November 14. The full run of dates can be found below and you can find more information HERE.