The Answer Lies In The Black Void Share “Mina” Official Video
THE ANSWER LIES IN THE BLACK VOID SHARE THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “MINA”
DEBUT ALBUM FORLORN OUT TODAY VIA BURNING WORLD RECORDS
The Answer Lies In The Black Void premieres the official video for “Mina” via Decibel, the album opener of their debut, Forlorn which is out today via Burning World Records.
About the track the band comments, “Mina is the first song we composed together. It was inspired by our other project MANSUR’s song ‘Aurelius‘, Mina is a homage to the untouchable love story between Dracula and Mina. This song is a pure and straight-forward expression of emotion.”
The Answer Lies In The Black Void area new doom duo featuringMartina Horváth (singer for the avant-garde metal project Thy Catafalque) andJason Köhnen (Celestial Season, Bong-Ra, ex-The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble).
The debut album, Forlornis an enveloping exploration of the doom genre and the myriad means of expression within it – journeying from a classic old-school sound to something more contemporary, then expanding further into sludge and industrial terrain, also incorporating elements of Martina’s background in Hungarian folk music. The Answer Lies In The Black Void seeks to embrace beauty in darkness and fragility in heaviness.
In their own words, “Forlorn explores the sacred union of the divine feminine and masculine, the light and the dark, the shadows that hide within and the trials of love, lust and loss”
Forlorn is out today on all formats via Burning World Records.
Revisit videos for “For Nevermore” and “Become Undone” below, and stay tuned for more videos from the album to premiere very soon.
Forlorn was written and recorded during the pandemic. Mixed and mastered by Daniel Azar Arendarski, and with guest contributions from Tamas Katai of Thy Catafalque and Olly Smit of Celestial Season.
The duo predominantly work together in their music project MANSUR accompanied by Dmitry El Demerdashi (ex-PHURPA) releasing their albums on Denovali Records.
Martina has been part of Thy Catafalque since 2017 and with MANSUR since 2020. Studying Hungarian folk music since the age of five. Participating in traditional folk bands and singing in several choirs including the St. Paul’s Cathedral’s choir in London. Her musical career started with electro/folk band (Zombori), a folk metal band called (Niburta) and her own doom metal band called Nulah.
Jason was a founding member of Celestial Season back in 1992, founding member of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (2001) and the Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Jason has performed solo as Bong-Ra since 1998 with which a John Peel Session was recorded and two performances at Glastonbury, and founded MANSUR in 2020.