“The Cataclysm presents a fictional take on two catastrophic events. The album draws inspiration from past catastrophes as well as works of fiction from various sources”, explains the band on their forthcoming epic.
“‘The Flooding of the World’ and the tracks that follow draw attention to the raw, natural power of wind and rain, along with the rising sea levels of a great flood, barraging against the highest of land and plunging all into darkness.”
The band go on to talk about the second half of the album.
“As the debris and remains of life ascend towards the light of the sun, ‘The Burning of the Earth’ begins. Thus, a silent, haunting landscape unfolds, worlds apart from the species and vegetation that once populated the earth, now left in ruin and soon to be extinct. For the seldom few that have survived, distress signals are transmitted in a desperate attempt for salvation.”
Complimenting Coldbones’ expansive and world-ending brand of prog-infused instrumental post-rock, artist Alice Urbino captures the devastation of ‘The Cataclysm’ perfectly with the album’s cover art. As fire and brimstone pour relentlessly from a charred and blackened sky, a seductive landscape of barren mountains and hills mirrors the haunted nothingness that Coldbones envisions will replace our bustling, noisy existence at the end of days. Capturing a living, breathing snapshot of the end of everything we know and love from every angle possible, Coldbones’ ‘The Cataclysm’ promises to be an irresistibly bleak, wholly fascinating and entirely engulfing experience from start to finish.
Coldbones second studio album ‘The Cataclysm’ will release on 17th April 2020 via Dunk! Records. You can stream and download ‘Collapse’ now via Spotify and Amazon Music.