Anno 2020, once again bringing agony to an end, “Under a Godless Veil” is set to be released
in October 2020. By far the most diverse album they have created. From traditional Doom to
scaled-down, Gothic rock-inspired pieces and more, some will perhaps describe the songs as
more refined and meditative. Some ambient elements have been added to the mix without
overshadowing the traditional characteristics that are DRACONIAN.
Resonating with the compositions, Anders’s lyrical direction is ambiguous and a progression
of the first two-three albums, yet more subtle while embracing the Gnostic philosophy more
directly. One could say DRACONIAN’s “Under a Godless Veil” is an act of contemplation;
About living and dying and remembering who we are in a strange, abrasive world far from
During the first decade of NIGHTFALL’s lifespan, the band headlined stages across Europe. Thereafter, went
on to dominate international festivals such as Brutal Assault, Sonisphere, and Wacken, the latter of which the band solidified their legacy as the first ever Greek band to earn an envied spot at the renowned festival. The band eventually made the decision to switch to a studio act before they went completely silent. When reflecting upon the sudden disappearance after a steady rise from the underground, vocalist and founding member Efthimis Karadimas explained that it was due to an all too familiar beast – depression. “It’s because of depression that kicked in as early as mid-00s. I can write for hours and get into details about stuff gone wrong or mistreated situations, but the basis of all discouragement to move on has been depression and the effort required to get over it.” Despite the dark days, Karadimas did not abandon music entirely, moving on to form THE SLAYERKING, a gothic doom metal band that has released two agonizing full-length records between 2016-2019.
SHORES OF NULL
Shores of Null stand out from their contemporaries with their ability to blend seemingly disparate elements into their sound, overwhelmingly heavy and soothing at the same time: blackened aggression stands alongside gothic-doom sections without either sounding out of place. Their music can be both melancholic yet majestic, made of chorale-like guitar textures across the instrument’s entire range, sustained by a powerful rhythmic section and punctuated by a refined mixture of clean and growled vocals, along with extensive use of pleasing vocal harmonies which have become the band’s trademark through the years.