Experimental sludge outfit ERDVE is now unveiling the brand new song “Lavondėmės,” which is taken from the band’s upcoming release, “Savigaila.” The album is scheduled for worldwide release on July 23rd, 2021 via Season of Mist. The track can be listened to via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
The band comments on the new album and track: “‘Lavondėmės‘ in the Lithuanian language is a word describing Livor mortis, also known as hypostasis, which is an accumulation of stagnated blood causing a purplish red skin color of a deceased body. This song and video are a metaphor for inner stagnation and an overwhelming effort to overcome it. The idea is closely related to the main theme of the album “Savigaila” which translates as “self-pity.” The visual is portraying a sense of helplessness in a search for meaning through an endless mind clutter. Being obstructed by senseless actions, it is difficult to maintain directional movement and therefore even more difficult to accept responsibility for your own self, being able to create your own meaning to break free from stagnation and therefore achieve happiness“
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ERDVE are furthermore unveiling the artwork and album details for “Savigaila” which can be viewed below.
1. Lavondėmės (4:48)
2. Smala (4:10)
3. Votis (5:36)
4. Betonas (3:22)
5. Pleura (2:09)
6. Bendrystė (3:29)
7. Sugretinimas (3:22)
8. Pragulos (4:29)
9. Savigaila (5:45)
10. Skilimas (2:02)
11. Takoskyra (3:33)
Style: Experimental Hardcore Sludge
Crushing insanity drips atmospherically out of every crack on “Savigaila,” experimenting with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal.
When ERDVE formed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 2016, the band had a clear aesthetic vision of creating a uniquely heavy sound that experimented with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal – yet was not bound by any unwritten “rules” surrounding those genres. ERDVE‘s members had already been active in their local scene and performed in various acts such as NYKSTA, SRAIGĖS EFEKTAS, and SPIRALE. A self-made tape version of their debut made its rounds in underground circles and the Lithuanians received the rare honor of being picked straight out of the dreaded demo pile by virtue of their musical strength and compelling quality.
The core ideas behind ERDVE are translated into lyrics, visuals, and sound by in-depth reflection on concepts such as domestic violence, utmost disgusting behavior, crimes against humanity, and extremism. Their debut album, “Vaitojimas,” released in 2018 by Season of Mist, delivered exactly that!
The new offering, “Savigaila,” which translates as “self-pity,” revolves around overcoming the numbness within the great challenges of unsettling reality, and accepting them as they are. Regret, envy, self-regard, love, care, and togetherness. From completely understandable to the most unreasonable sense. This idea is turned into melodies, rhythm, and sound by ERDVE on the band’s upcoming sophomore album.
But make no mistake, ERDVE successfully transformed these melodies into a new unnerving experience on how THEY perceive life and with “Savigaila,” you may find that enjoying life, can be entirely implausible…
Join ERDVE on their next journey into the Baltic darkness!
Vaidotas Darulis – guitar, vox, recording, visuals
Valdas Voveraitis – drums, visuals
Karolis Urbanavičius – bass, piano
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