Finally a new album.
VINYL: Thick glossy covers, black inner sleeves, 180g vinyl, includes a free mp3 download code. 100 pieces on white/grey vinyl, 200 pieces on black vinyl. CD: glossy triple gatefold digipak.
The term white darkness describes the entrancing force that comes over oneself, rising from the earth directly into one's body, its whiteness a glory, and its darkness, terror. This effect depends on self-surrender and a degree of depersonalization, although an observing part of the ego is still present. White is sublimity, darkness is terror. They are unified at the climax of the trance. In this emptiness there is oblivion. An emptiness filled with powers that move in the most sublime fashion, entranced gods, divine dancing. The term white darkness is paradoxical, but paradox is often required to point to non-ordinary reality.
The concept White Darkness was to take the essence of Doom Metal (the funeral drums and melodic dirges) and place it into a futuristic and nihilistic background. Replacing the traditional guitars with piano and cello and using electronics to provide the digital atmosphere. Seeing Doom Metal as usually inspired by times and ages past it felt like an interesting combination to pursue.