DESTROYER OF LIGHT Detail ‘Mors Aeterna’ Album; Lyric Video + EU. Tour w/ HELL OBELISCO

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

DESTROYER OF LIGHT, the Texas-based brandishers of foreboding, ethereal doom, announce their return with the band’s third full-length album, ‘Mors Aeterna‘.

Set for release May 24th through Argonauta Records, ‘Mors Aeternais a concept album sharing the tale of a man who dies, then undergoes several unpleasant experiences and scenarios while traveling through the underworld. As the band explains it:

“There’s ups and downs, twist and turns, and ultimately in the end, he will float in hell for eternity and experience complete horror for the rest of his being, hence, Mors Aeterna aka Eternal Death.”

Based on this revelation, it does sound as if DESTROYER OF LIGHT are continuing to explore the type of aurally ominous pathways ventured upon earlier releases like ‘Hopeless‘ (2018 EP), ‘Chamber Of Horrors‘ (2017), ‘Bizarre Tales Vol. 2‘ (2014 EP), and the band’s 2012 self-titled album, ‘Destroyer Of Light‘.

Today, DESTROYER OF LIGHT reveal the upcoming album’s details, along with the first single to be issued, “Afterlife” (streaming). The quartet opened up about the song, sharing the following insights to it:

“‘Afterlife’ was the first song written for this album. At this stage, the man does not know if he is alive or dead. So, he is in shock and scared of what is happening, he is trying to communicate with someone, but they can’t hear his cries. Oh, the horror.

We worked really hard on this new record to make it an experience and to give the listener a good, steady flow to go with the concept, we hope you enjoy it!”

On a related note, DESTROYER OF LIGHT will embark upon a European Tour trek in May – including a stop at Argonauta Fest in Italy – with label mates HELL OBELISCO as their guests. Preceding the tour, DESTROYER OF LIGHT will be appearing at Electric Funeral Fest in Denver, Colorado (June 14th & 15th) – find info on this and the EU tour itinerary listed below.

The upcoming DESTROYER OF LIGHT release, ‘Mors Aeterna will arrive from Argonauta Records on May 24th. Available on CD, LP and Digital formats, pre-order is active now at this LINK.

Track list:

01. Overture Putrefactio
02. Dissolution
03. Afterlife
04. The Unknown
05. Falling Star
06. Burning Darkness
07. Pralaya’s Hymn
08. Loving The Void
09. Into The Abyss
10. Eternal Death

– DESTROYER OF LIGHT Live –

June 14 & 15th – Denver, CO @ Electric Funeral Fest [info]

– European Tour 2019 w/ guests HELL OBELISCO – 

May 10 – Bologna, IT @ Freak Out
May 11 – Genua, IT @ Lucrezia Social Bar
May 12 – Lyon, FR @ Le Farmer
May 13 – Toulouse, FR @ Usine De La Musique
May 14 – Strasbourg, FR TBA
May 15 – Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
May 17 – Aalborg, DK @ 1000 Fryd
May 18 – Stockholm, SWE @ Copperfield
May 19 – Boras, SWE @ Cannibal Queen
May 20 – SWE – Malmoe*
May 22 – FR  – Metz*
May 23 – DE – TBA*
May 24 – Vercelli, IT @ Argonauta Fest* (w/ The Great Electric Quest) [info]
May 25 – Treviso, IT @ Altroquando* (w/ Messa)

*No HELL OBELISCO

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