(May 7th, 2018) – Colorado’s black metal craftsmen Wayfarer are back with their latest bloody creation. The single, which originally premiered via Revolver, is fastened by sinews of skull-crushing atmospherics and sweeping, spine-tingling epics, blanketed by unabatish washes of roaring heaviness.
“‘Animal Crown’ is straight to the bone,” the band asserts. “And [it] sets the tone for the whole record.”
The teeth-gnashing, marrow-gnawing new single comes from Wayfarer’s upcoming album World’s Blood, which will be released on May 25th via Profound Lore Records. As equally corrosive as it is caustic, “Animal Crown” is a direct reflection of the band’s forthcoming bite and bark.
World’s Blood marks WAYFARER‘s debut with Profound Lore Records, as they step into their own in the music underground with their strongest and most fully realized vision. Recorded in the winter of early 2018 at The Thousand Caves in New York under the watchful production of Colin Marston, World’s Blood is a modern aggressive soundtrack to an anachronistic time. World’s Blood is set in the centerfold of a hallucinatory picture of a bitter and harsh Western frontier, with a haunting presence of blood in the soils from a culture lost to time. The story arc is unequivocally and uniquely American, with its wiles and woes reflected in the cover art- an antique photograph by Edward S. Curtis taken in the wilderness of Montana in 1908.
“‘Animal Crown’ is straight to the bone and sets the tone for the whole record.”
Additionally, Wayfarer has announced a rigorous touring schedule that is true to their name. In addition to their special performance at Fire In the Woods while on their trek in support of the album release, the band will also embark on a run through the southern states with Primitive Man and Forn on their way through Austin Terror Fest where they’ll also join Acid King, Gnaw, Krallice, and many more. Wayfarer will then continue onward alongside Krallice through the western states, including a set at the TRVE Brewing Anniversary fest and a performance at Los Angeles Strikefest before closing with their set at Fire In the Woods in Jackson, Wyoming. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Profound Lore will release World’s Blood on May 25th. CD and digital preorders are available HERE where you can also stream “The Dreaming Plain;” CD and LP preorders are available HERE; iTunes-only preorders can be found HERE.
Wayfarer was first brought together in 2012, by a group of Colorado natives. The members of the band aimed to create something original – fierce, beautiful, and honest, in order to contribute back to the pantheon of the great and timeless music that shaped them as people.A reflection of the Rocky Mountains and high plains of their native Colorado, Wayfarer draws influence as much from the dusty, dark Americana of the “Denver sound” and the scores of epic Westerns as they do the fury and melody of black metal.