Last week, the enchanted three announced their new album, set to be released on September 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unleashes their first single and video for the track “Pearl Diving,” which takes us on a beautiful journey of sounds and voices and taps directly into emotions.
Check out the video here:
Troy Donockley comments on the song as follows:
“No lifebelts needed. Where is the sea and where is the boat, but more importantly, what is ‘The Pearl’? How deep do we dive to find it? How was it made and how old is it? Shapeshifters and the whispering seagulls of the 12 note scale will tell us.
Aweigh anchor, Away!”
Pre-order or pre-save the new album here: https://auri.bfan.link/ii-those-we-dont-speak-of
Stream or download ‘Pearl Diving’ here: https://auri.bfan.link/pearl-diving
“II – Those We Don’t Speak Of” will be available in the following formats that you can now pre-order:
Earbook including CD and 36 booklet art pages
LP red marbled (NB mailorder exclusive, limited to 300)
LP transparent + green marbled (Levykauppa exclusive, limited to 300)
LP white + red marbled (UK exclusive, limited to 300)
LP silver (bandshop exclusive, limited to 300)
LP blue marbled (US exclusive, limited to 300)
With a total running time of 50 minutes, the album consists of 10 captivating tracks:
1) Those We Don’t Speak Of
2) The Valley
3) The Duty Of Dust
4) Pearl Diving
5) Kiss The Mountain
6) Light And Flood
7) It Takes Me Places
8) The Long Walk
9) Scattered To The Four Winds
10) Fireside Bard
In the fleeting moments between the state of being awake and reaching the doors of dreamworld lies a borderland whence comes the mood music of ancient stories told – the celestial unison of three creative souls known as AURI.
Originally born in 2011 from the special connection of Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley, AURI was first introduced to the world as late as 2018. Now complemented by the dynamic percussive talents of Kai Hahto, the threesome carves fantastical worlds entirely their own.
The cover artwork comes once again from Janne “ToxicAngel” Pitkänen and bestows in its simplicity and depth.
Johanna Kurkela | voices, violin, viola, keys
Tuomas Holopainen | keys & backing voices
Troy Donockley | guitars, bouzouki, mandola, ulleann pipes, low whistles, aerophone, bodhran, voices, keys