Atmospheric Finnish sludge band Lurk have premiered a staggering track via US site Toilet ov Hell AT THIS LINK. The site elaborated upon the song using the following words –

“It’s an intricately crafted track that commands repeat listens to mine its rich depths; if “Tale Blade” is any indication, Fringe will be the kind of record that fans will be discussing for quite some time.”

– “destined to be a one of a kind classic” – Head-Banger Reviews (US)

– “This record is a beast” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy (US) Premiere

– “masterful” – Merchants of Air (Belgium)

– “Fringe enchants right away” – Trvefrykt Zine (Germany)

– “Out there on the edges” – The Obelisk (US)

– “glorious” – No Clean Singing (US)

– “an immersive listen” – Wonderbox Metal (UK)

– “casts a hypnotic spell” – The Sludgelord (UK)

LURK (Finland) – ‘Fringe’ Gold LP Box Set / Gold LP / CD Box Set / Digipak CD / Merch / Digital (August 5th, 2018)

Genre – Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal
Release Date – August 5th, 2018
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of – Altar of Betelgeuze, Fleshpress, Adramelech, The Whorehouse Massacre, Abstracter, Jupiterian, Gaerea, Eibon

Wistful and mysterious, Lurk‘s music is just as interesting and multi-faceted as their cover artwork. Blending elements of doom, black and death metal into their astounding sludge template, the Finnish band is taking the sound ahead in ways hitherto unheard. Haunting, soaring melodies juxtapose with abrasive low-end riffs without hampering the overall aesthetics. Watch the band take you into a slow, hallucinatory descent towards madness where multiple worlds coalesce and still make sense – that in a nutshell is the music of Lurk.

Band lineup –
Kimmo Koskinen – Vocals
Kalle Nurmi – Drums
Arttu Pulkkinen – Guitar
Eetu Nurmi – Bass

Guest vocals by Aleksi Laakso on Elan
Alto saxophone by Aino Heikkonen on Ostrakismos

Album artwork by Adam Burke (Hooded Menace, Loss)
Layout and art direction by Francesco Gemelli (Katatonia, Towards Atlantis Lights, Master)

Track listing –
1. Ostrakismos
2. Tale Blade
3. Reclaim
4. Elan
5. Offshoot
6. Furrow
7. Nether
8. Proteus Syndrome

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Official Lurk Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Lurk Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel


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