Up Next: Soror Dolorosa

Our next release will be Soror Dolorosa’s debut, expected at the beginning of August.

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Frontman Andy Julia will be familiar to most as the original, and current, drummer of Nuit Noire. He has also played in Peste Noire, Mutiilation, Celestia and is one half of Darvulia.

Soror Dolorosa however is a complete departure from metal. Cold-wave blue sounds influenced by 80s post-punk and the variety of -wave splinters that formed in that decade. Bands like Sisters of Mercy, Virgin Prunes, Specimen (and other Batcave regulars) serve as pointers while building their own approach within a French revival of sorts.

Sombre, passionate music with careful, often sparse, song writing; shimmering guitar notes, strong important bass lines, drums that pound the bass and crack the snare; and a palpable sense of detachment emphasising the cold in cold-wave.