October 28, 2022 – Melbourne, Australia – Welcome to a brand-new chapter of lyrical lore, flamboyant characters, and plot twists that will leave listeners clutching their chests with glee. Welcome to a new era of The Gloom Cinematic Universe. Welcome to Trinity.
Out today via SharpTone Records, cinema-core masterminds The Gloom In The Corner have officially released their sophomore record, a thirteen-track epic narrative designed to impress with both its sonic prowess and storytelling ability.
Featuring previously released singles “Ronin,” “From Heaven To Hell,” “New Order,” and “Pandora’s Box,” Trinity completes the unnerving tale of three previously deceased characters’ bloody journey through the underworld, and draws on an impressive cast of guests (including members of Fit For A King, Fit For An Autopsy, Cane Hill, Crystal Lake, Red Handed Denial, Left To Suffer, and more) to help bring the anti-heroes and their story to life.
On the overarching plot of the record, vocalist Mikey Arthur reveals:
The story of ‘Trinity’ follows three characters from our previous arc who have died and gone to our story’s Hell dimension; The Rabbit Hole. With the guidance of a shadowy and ominous figure known only as The Narrator, the Unholy Trinity begin a Dante-inspired journey deeper into the Rabbit Hole to recover three mythical objects that will help them return to the realm of the living, descending not only into the depths of Hell, but into the darkest corners of their characters.
To celebrate the arrival of the new album, The Gloom In The Corner has also shared an exciting new live-action music video for ‘Behemoth.’ An aggressive rap-metal infused track, the group continue to surprise with a stylistic switch-up as they dive into a high-intensity fight scene between the ruler of Hell and the central cast of the record.
Explaining the lore and deeper meaning behind the song, the band elaborate:
‘Behemoth’, from a story stand-point, follows our Unholy Trinity as they venture to claim the last item required to start their ritual to return to the living; the Heart of the Ruler. They venture into the Tower of Babel to take on Asmodeus, the current Ruler of the Realm, being faced with a horde of demons and the Ruler himself, who eggs on the violence from his throne. The Ronin spares no time launching himself at Asmodeus, and the two begin a close fight while Rachel and Clara battle the horde around them.
From a real world perspective, ‘Behemoth’ tackles the topic of betrayal and having to be torn between two parties, effectively playing middle-man, and the mental duress such an act can entail, reflective of how the Ronin behaves when chaperoning Clara and Rachel through the descent into Hell.
Climbing the Tower of Babel, the Trinity meet the ruler of the Rabbit Hole, Asmodeus. Clara and Rachel think they’re being led to a trap, but Ethan assures them they’ll be fine. Alas, upon reaching Asmodeus, he tells them he’s lured them to him so that he can kill specifically the Rōnin himself. The Ronin and Asmodeus launch into combat, and Clara and Rachel begin fighting Asmodeus’ minions. As the battle rages on, Asmodeus continues to arrogantly express victory, but Ronin’s rage gives him the upper hand, and Asmodeus begins to realize he’s losing an uphill battle. The Rōnin, fueled by the rage from having to deal with Clara and Rachel’s constant arguing, and dealing with grievances of his own, finishes off Asmodeus with barbaric cruelty, not quite killing the Demi-God, but incapacitating him enough to take his heart for the ritual, carving it out with the Hand of the King. The Narrator emerges, instructing them to begin the ritual now that they have The Hand of the King, Pandora‘s Box, and The Heart of the Devil. Rachel asks him if he will be joining them in coming back to Earth, and he tells them that he’s bound to the ethereal realms, and that once they are back on Earth, they’re on their own. A roar from an onslaught of Asmodeus’ forces comes from outside the Throne room, and the Trinity prepare for battle.
The Two Keepers reach the bottom of the Tower of Babel just as the ritual begins, watching the clouds swirl and lightning crack as the portal begins to open. The one with Green Eyes expresses they haven’t much time to stop them. The one with Grey Eyes oddly verbalizes that it’s ironic that they’re going to the highest floor to stop them from going to the realm of the living, but the other ignores him, and the Two begin the climb.
“If you’re a fan of “theater-core” or symphonic metal with a heightened sense of the dramatic, Trinity is exactly what you’re looking for.” – Metal Epidemic
“Instrumental intricacy smashes head-on into clever lyricism and a hyperdynamic vocal performance to give what is one of 2022’s most rewarding and rip-roaring metalcore releases” – New Transcendence Magazine
“This record is so f*cking epic… easily one of my favorite records of the year” – Metalcore Nerds
Gliding effortlessly through a varied sonic spectrum that begs to be appreciated…The Aussie unit… have pulled out all the stops to make this one of the biggest heavy music scene events of the year – Boolin Tunes
From Heaven To Hell
Obliteration Imminent (ft. Monique Pym of Reliqa)
Ronin (ft. Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake)
Black Rot (ft. Monica Strut of The Last Martyr)
New Order (ft. Taylor Barber of Left To Suffer)
Clutch (ft. Amelia Duffield)
Pandora’s Box (ft. Lauren Babic of Red Handed Denial)
Red Clouds (ft. Crystal Joilena, Elijah Witt of Cane Hill, Rachel Jeffreson)
Nor Hell A Fury
Gatekeeper (ft. Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King)
Hail To The King (ft. Joe Badolato of Fit For An Autopsy)