Northern Michigan quartet, The Glorious Dead, announces their return today with the release of their lead single, “Horizons of Ash.” The group spent the entirety of the global pandemic working on their newest material–honing their craft and galvanizing their core sound. As a result, their punishing, second full-length record entitled Cemetery Paths exudes a more dynamic progression from their debut album, Into Lifeless Shrines in 2020.
The Glorious Dead put their efforts into adding more melodic elements as well as swaths of speed and doom. The lead single, “Horizons of Ash,” the three-minute track is a quick and fierce blast that shows off a degree of the band’s vision for the rest of the record. The premiere of the track comes in the form of a music video showcasing the band during a live performance—which was shot, directed, and edited by Chris Fulton.
On “Horizons of Ash,” The Glorious Dead had this to say to Decibel, “With riff ideas that date back to their debut, “Horizons of Ash” is a bridge that ties the two eras of the band together without forsaking their past and hinting at a progression that would seep into their songwriting style moving forward. Brutality. Emotion. Memorable riffs. These are the tenants of The Glorious Dead who stand to uphold a musical style that is sick, old, and always conscious of song work that has a flow and purpose.”
Listen to an exclusive stream of “Horizons of Ash.” Pre-orders of Cemetery Paths are coming soon via Bindrune Recordings ahead of its release on July 28.