“The Blackening Tide” is the new album from Danish epic melodic death metallers HEIDRA and the follow up to the band͛’s first full length album “Awaiting Dawn͛” from 2014.
“The Blackening Tide” is a concept album continuing the epic narrative and story arc that started with “Awaiting Dawn”, and building upon HEIDRA’s musical trademarks of twin lead guitar harmonies, soaring orchestral passages, growled vocals mixed with powerful clean singing and a relentless barrage of crushing metal riffs
The story of a king deposed and his attempts to reclaim his throne continue and the album opens with the dawn of the day of reckoning and the march to the battlefield, where the two armies clash in a murderous fury. With victory seemingly at hand for our hero, events suddenly take a turn for the worse as he and all his army is cast into a hellish realm.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobuono (HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) at Kick Recording Studio in Rome and is out now via Time To Kill Records.
“The Blackening Tide” tracklist:
2. The Price in Blood
3. Rain of Embers
4. Lady of the Shade
5. A Crown of Five Fingers
6. The Blackening Tide
7. Corrupted Shores
8. Hell’s Depths
Heidra are a Copenhagen based metal band playing a mix of melodic, black and power metal with folk-themed undertones, powerful choruses and brutal growls.
Heidra has a strong following in the Danish folk/metal scenes with an established yet growing fan base and a rich gigging history around the country.
Heidra was formed in 2006 and has been steadily growing in strength, in song-writing and as a liveperforming band for over 12 years.
Heidra released their debut EP Sworn to Vengeance in 2012 which was followed by the bands first full length album Awaiting Dawn in 2014. The album was recorded in Andy La Rocques (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studios and accompanied by the bands first professional video filmed on location at the iconic Møns Klint for the song The Eyes of Giants.
Morten Bryld – Vocals, acoustic guitar
Martin W. Jensen – Lead and rhythm guitars
Carlos G.R. – Lead and rhythm guitars
Dennis Stockmarr – Drums
James H. Atkin – Bass