Karg guitarist/vocalist J.J. may be better known as the frontman for Austrian post-black duo Harakiri for the Sky (who released new full-length Arson earlier this year), but he’s been with Karg for even longer, since 2006. Their latest effort is new album Dornenvögel, and today Decibel has an exclusive listen to new song “Petrichor.”
“Petrichor” is a bright slab of atmospheric black metal, leaving plenty of room for the music to breathe. It also features a guest spot from L.G. of Ellende, adding another layer of raw, emotional vocals.
“This song is about going to a place I always thought I’d go if there’d be nothing left at home for me worth staying,” J.J. candidly tells Decibel. “I always thought I’d go there, to leave it all behind. And so I did. But at least it was not about a farewell or leaving, but about a new chapter of life, or to say it in a quite pathetic way, a rebirth. This led to kinda mixed feelings. On the one hand you have this euphoric and exalted feelings, experiencing life in the back of beyond, thousands of kilometers away from all that trouble. And on the other hand, you must realize after a few days of euphoria, that you can’t stay forever and have to leave for home a more soon than faraway day. The past, death and all these negative feelings will get you everywhere, in this case even at the end of this fucking world.”
If you liked what you heard, Dornenvögel will see release through AOP Records on November 16.