Band Photo Credit: Lee Barrett 

News: Winterfylleth unveil new album ‘The Imperious Horizon’  

First single/video ‘Dishonour Enthroned’ out now via Candlelight / Spinefarm

Long at the forefront of UK black metal Winterfylleth have quite rightly become one of the most revered extreme metal bands from these isles.”- Dayal Patterson, Cult Never Dies 
“They elicit an aura of naturalistic vastness that’s worthy of Bathory.” – Metal Hammer
“One of the most important black metal bands.” – Zero Tolerance
“The UK’s premier black metal force.” – Blabbermouth

Four years since the release of their critically acclaimed 7th album, The Reckoning Dawn, British black metal forerunners Winterfylleth return to the fray with their anthemic new album, The Imperious Horizon on 13th September via Candlelight / Spinefarm.

Ahead of the release date, the band have shared the poignant first single ‘Dishonour Enthroned’ with accompanying video filmed by Producer & VFX Artist, Killian Monson. 

Check out ‘Dishonour Enthroned’ here:

Pre-order / listen to The Imperious Horizon here:

After a successful European tour with Gaahl’s Wyrd & Gaerea in late 2022, Winterfylleth began work on their 8th album, The Imperious Horizon, in early 2023. That writing process led to nine new tracks of intense, atmospheric black metal, that further deepen the strength of material in the Winterfylleth arsenal. The end result is one of the darkest, enthralling, and most essential records to be released in 2024.
A lot has changed in the world since Winterfylleth released The Reckoning Dawn. The band have had a line-up change, the social landscape has become palpably different, and all the while the world has gone through a series of unprecedented circumstances – leaving it feeling like a more fractured and dangerous place than ever before.
Guitarist/vocalist C. Naughton commented: “In some ways, the album is a reflection on the mania of the years since the last album, how the world has changed for the worse, and moreover how we all feel like we are living in a more divided and upheaved world ever since! The title speaks to a looming sense of some dominant power or agenda that is coming, just over the horizon. It’s on its way, and we don’t know quite how it will manifest, but we know that it is creeping ever forward, and it is inevitable.”

Click On the Image to Watch the Video For ‘Dishonour Enthroned

The Imperious Horizon is the first album to feature guitarist and backing vocalist Russell Dobson as a writing member. Russell, who joined the group in 2020 and is also actively involved in the black metal band Necronautical, stepped in following the departure of Dan Capp shortly after The Reckoning Dawn.
The album also features a remarkable guest vocal performance by AA Nemtheanga from Primordial on the track ‘In Silent Grace’. Alan has had a longstanding connection with the band, and his various projects (Primordial/Dread Sovereign) have shared the stage with Winterfylleth on numerous occasions over the years. After discussing collaboration, the opportunity arose on this album when it became evident that the mood and atmosphere of ‘In Silent Grace’ would be a perfect fit for working together. The result is a powerful and expansive track that showcases Alan‘s distinctive vocal abilities alongside Winterfylleth‘s emotive songwriting style.
The album was recorded and produced once again by the legendary Chris Fielding (Primordial, Napalm Death, Conan, Electric Wizard, Fen) at Foel Studios in Central Wales, while the post-production & mastering was overseen by Mark Mynett (My Dying Bride, Rotting Christ) at his Mynetaur Productions suite in Manchester, UK. 

Winterfylleth are:
C. Naughton – vocals/rhythm guitar
S. Lucas – drums/percussion
N. Wallwork – bass guitar/acoustic guitar/backing vocals
M. Deeks – keyboards/backing vocals/string arrangements
R. Dobson – lead guitar/backing vocals

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Band Photo Credit: Lee Barrett 

The Imperious Horizon track list

1. First Light
2. Like Brimming Fire
3. Dishonour Enthroned 
4. Upon This Shore
5. The Imperious Horizon
6. In Silent Grace (feat. AA Nemtheanga)
7. To The Edge of Tyranny
8. Earthen Sorrows
9. The Insurrection

Deluxe Version Bonus Tracks

10. The Majesty of the Night Sky (Emperor cover version)
11. In Silent Grace (AA Nemtheanga solo version)

About Winterfylleth 

British atmospheric black metal pioneers, Winterfylleth, emerged in 2006 and gained immediate attention with their first demo, Rising of the Winter Full Moon (2007). Their rapid rise in the metal underground caught the attention of Profound Lore Records, leading to a record deal and the release of debut album, The Ghost of Heritage, in 2008. This marked the beginning of their journey to international acclaim. With the release of their second album, The Mercian Sphere, under Candlelight Records in 2010, Winterfylleth solidified their position in the metal realm, propelling them to international success. Subsequent albums, including The Threnody of Triumph (2012), The Divination of Antiquity (2014), and The Dark Hereafter (2016), continued to showcase their musical evolution and storytelling prowess.

In 2017, Winterfylleth commemorated their 10 year anniversary with a tour and then in 2018 unveiled their sixth album, The Hallowing of Heirdom, a departure from their signature sound as they delved into acoustic folk music – a theme that had previously been explored to lesser extent on their other albums, but never as a full conceptual album. Drawing inspiration from ancient folklore, pastoral poetry, and early British customs, the album offered a unique and captivating musical experience. Their 2020 release, The Reckoning Dawn, made a significant impact, reaching no #75 on the UK Top 100 albums chart and claiming the #7 spot on the rock/metal charts in the UK. Winterfylleth‘s commitment to storytelling through music and their innovative fusion of metal with traditional folk influences continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

In late 2023, Winterfylleth were privileged to have a chapter dedicated to the history and impact of the band included in the landmark publication, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult by Dayal Patterson. A key moment for the band that cements their status as a leading force in global black metal – within what is probably the most important document about the genre of all time.  Over nearly two decades, the band have shared stages with renowned acts such as Enslaved, Behemoth, Decapitated, Emperor, Gaahls Wyrd, Alcest, Cradle of Filth, Primordial, Gaerea, Panopticon and more, gracing festivals worldwide including Prophecy Fest, Inferno, Ragnarok, Roadburn, Wacken Open Air,Hellfest, Summer BreezeGraspop, and Bloodstock Open Air. Their music has garnered critical acclaim globally, earning them magazine covers and prestigious awards, including a Metal Hammer Golden God.

Available formats: –

Digital Download (Bandcamp) / Streaming
Deluxe CD Digipak w/ 2 x Additional Bonus Tracks
Deluxe Vinyl Edition: 2 x 12” Vinyl (In Gatefold Cover with Embossed Logo) 
Clear with Turquoise Yolk LP w/ 2 x Additional Bonus Tracks
Bonus Track 1: ‘The Majesty of the Night Sky’ (Emperor Cover)
Bonus Track 2: ‘In Silent Grace (AA Nemtheanga Solo Version)’
Standard Vinyl Edition: 2 x 12″ Vinyl (in Slipcase Cover) – Crystal Clear LP
Standard Vinyl Edition: 2 x 12″ Vinyl (in Slipcase Cover) – Solid White LP

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