RIYL: Agalloch, Alcest, In the Woods, Armagedda, etc
|1. Soilbound – FEN
2. Ageless Threnody – FEN
3. Towards The Shores of The End – FEN
4. Bereft (Reprise ) – FEN
5. Crimson Waters Ebbing The Shore – DE ARMA
6. Noemata – DE ARMA
7. From Horizon To Oblivion – DE ARMA
An expression of loss and melancholic yearning, the primary goal with Fen is to draw the listener into a windswept and desolate landscape, bereft of hope. The band was born in early 2006 when Grungyn, Theutus and The Watcher came together to embark on a project that fused the cold rage of black metal with more reflective influences from the post-rock/shoegaze genres. Initially intended as a studio project, the three members quickly found a rich seam of creative inspiration and in the summer of 2006 recorded the three songs that would end up as the ‘Ancient Sorrow’ EP.
Early 2010 saw Æðelwalh replace Draugluin on keyboards & backing vocals. Armed with this latest line-u p, the band are preparing to embark on a tour with Negura Bunget in the Spring before commencing the recording of their second album ‘Epoch’. Vocalist/guitarist The Watcher had this to say of the material that will appear on the newest record:‘The last 18 months or so have been a grueling time for me personally and Epoch reflects this completely. Darker and more reflective, we are giving voice to the pain, desolation and relentless solitude that are the fundaments of the human experience.
DE ARMA NOTES/BIO
Formed as a idea in 2009 by A. (Also known from the defunct Armagedda and Whirling) and later developed to a side-project. De Arma translates to ”The Poor; The Poor Ones” and it’s tunes is highly built upon dreaming soundscapes and atmospheres with varying vocal performances.