Swedish doom/gothic union DRACONIAN will release the atmospheric re-issues of their guiding full-lengths “Where Lovers Mourn” (2003) and “Arcane Rain Fell” (2005) on vinyl on December 17, 2021, via Napalm Records.
The Scandinavians’ 2003 album, “Where Lovers Mourn,” marked a memorable debut filled with stunning atmosphere of unease and sadness. The eight compositions offer melancholic, plaintive guitar melodies and a dark yet melodic male vocal alternating between aggression and chanting in contrast with the angelic voice of former vocalist Lisa Johansson. Their first offering also doesn’t shy away from extended-length tracks. In addition, there is a wealth of variety in terms of peaceful piano parts, subtle string inserts, folk interjections, and orchestral passages giving the gothic/doom-influenced piece of art a flair all its own.
The second studio album, “Arcane Rain Fell,” proudly builds upon the Swedish unit’s first creation. With a musically darker and also heavier opus, DRACONIAN venture into poetic lyrical landscapes. A major part of this new lightness is due to a noticeable reduction of the keyboard bombast and above all the poetically inspired lyrics, presented in both beautiful and dark vocal duet, which takes the listener into a world of sound equally as sorrowful as it is beautiful. The re-issue promises an eerily beautiful atmosphere, full of dark romance as if made for cold winter evenings.
Anders Jacobsson and Johan Ericsson add:
“Our debut album ‘Where Lovers Mourn’ shows a broad variety of influences, from doom to folk music, all with the gothic vibe that followed us from our first demo. It mostly consisted of reworked material from our demo, ‘Dark Oceans We Cry,’ released the year prior. You can hear still hear traces of this era in our most recent works.
With ‘Arcane Rain Fell’ we cemented our sound and took a big step with our songwriting. It’s very dear to us and our fans, still to this day. Lyrically it was a continuation of the Luciferian influence starting with our 1999 demo ‘A Closed Eyes of Paradise’.”Pre-Order your copies of “Where Lovers Mourn” and “Arcane Rain Fell” HERE!
“Where Lovers Mourn” will be available as 2LP Gatefold in marbled silver/black and “Arcane Rain Fell” enchants as 2 LP Gatefold in marbled green transparent/black, each limited to 500 copies worldwide.
In 2022, DRACONIAN will finally be back on stages for a European headline tour in March to support their latest, chart-breaking album “Under A Godless Veil” (2020). Don’t miss this intriguing live experience as the godless veil envelops your city, and let yourself become part of an awesome night to remember.
10.03.22 PL – Warsaw / Hydrozagadka
11.03.22 PL – Gdansk / Drizzly Grizzly
12.03.22 DE – Berlin / Nuke
13.03.22 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
14.03.22 CZ – Prague / Black Pes
15.03.22 DE – Regensburg / Eventhall Airport
16.03.22 DE – Mannheim / MS Connexion Complex
17.03.22 DE – Dortmund / Junkyard
18.03.22 DE – Hamburg / Kronensaal
19.03.22 NL – Enschede / Metropool
20.03.22 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
21.03.22 BE – Antwerpen / Zappa
22.03.22 FR – Rennes / Ubu
23.03.22 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
24.03.22 CH – Zürich / Werk 21
25.03.22 IT – Paderno / Slaughter Club
26.03.22 IT – San Donà di Piave / Revolver
27.03.22 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
Anders Jacobsson – vocals
Heike Langhans – vocals
Johan Ericsson – guitar
Daniel Arvidsson – guitar
Jerry Torstensson – drums