PULCHRA MORTE – Draw Their Arrows for single “The Archer & The Noose”
PULCHRA MORTE – The Arrows Are Drawn On New Single “The Archer & The Noose”
Purveyors of Death Doom, PulchraMorte release their next single to come off the band’s brand new album ‘Ex Rosa Ceremonia’ out November 6th. The single comes as a follow up to the momentous “The Serpent’s Choir” which saw the band recruit members of Immolation, Mondo Generator, GWAR, Uada among many others.
Following its premiere via Decibel “The Archer & The Noose” has now been made available worldwide.
“The Archer & The Noose” brings PulchraMorte’s infectious tones to the fore focusing on leads and melodies that will remain in your head long after the song has finished. It’s by no means a ballad however, as that signature element of Black Metal and Death Metal power is ever present, just lurking in the shadows…
PulchraMorte singer Adam Clemans had the following to say regarding the single :
“‘The Archer & The Noose’ is easily one of my favorite pieces on the record. Collaborating with Heather [Dykstra] was very enjoyable as well. She’s a properly trained singer and I thought it was very interesting that, without talking directly, we ended up writing the same melody for the clean sung section. It was meant to be.”
Regarding the track, Decibel commented :
“Guest vocalist Heather Dykstra and guest cellist Naarah Strokosch return to help Pulchra Morte crush breath-taking death-doom to move even the most callus hearts.”
‘Ex Rosa Ceremonia’ – Track Listing :
“The Serpent’s Choir”
“Fires of Coil”
“Knife of The Will”
“In The Mourning Light”
“Prince Among Shadows”
“The Archer & The Noose”
“To Suffer (The Way You Do)”
“Ex Rosa Cermonia”
About PulchraMorte :
PULCHRA MORTE (ˈpul.kʰra / ˈmɔr.te) – comprised of Adam Clemans (Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer), John Porada (Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams), Jarrett Pritchard (Eulogy), Clayton Gore (Eulogy, Harkonin), and Jeffrey Breden (Leagues Below) – began in 2017 with the intent to recapture the purpose of greats from the late-‘80s through early-‘90s doom-laden death metal scene, a point where feeling superseded technicality.
The band released their debut full-length Divina Autem Et Aniles in 2019. The record reaped critical accolades both Stateside and abroad. Decibel Magazine wrote, “With Pritchard behind the knobs… the record’s in capable hands to conjure the somber serenades of early Anathema. But with PULCHRA MORTE, Pritchard takes melodic death-doom oddities like Visceral Evisceration’s Incessant Desire For Palatable Flesh or Pyogenesis’ Ignis Creato and polishes their rough casket wood.” Brutalism hailed the band’s, “Brilliant riffs, beautiful melodies, and haunting atmosphere” while Grizzly Butts gushed, “I did not merely collapse under its striking invocations of sorrow or the plodding, romanesque strings of melodic lead that highlight each track, PULCHRA MORTE’s sourly dire debut pressed life’s most troubling concerns as a rifle against my temples.”
The band played various shows throughout the US in support of Divina Autem Et Aniles, including the Full Terror Assault Open Air V festival, as well as several sold-out shows in support 1349’s North American tour with Uada and Cloak before entering the studio in September of that year to record their next chapter: Ex Rosa Ceremonia.