De Arma unveils the new single After Dark, You’re There from the upcoming EP, Nightcall – due for release via Silent Future Recordings on 6th May, 2022.
Fresh off the heels of their second album, Strayed In Shadows, Sweden’s premiere gothic rock band De Arma returns with three new tracks that explore the different polarities of the spectrum of melancholy.
Judge for yourselves to see if the claim that the first taste of the new music – After Dark, You’re There – sounds like Paradise Lost at a darkwave festival, with Interpol performing My Dying Bride covers as openers…
Andreas Pettersson ( the founder of De Arma, who runs Nordvis production and Silent Future Records ) on After Dark, You’re Here:
“I often ask myself – is this song about a woman? The Devil? Or something a bit more mundane, such as alcohol? Perhaps it’s a combination of all three. I suppose this interpretation is in constant fluctuation, and always will be. Now that I’ve started to get some distance from the new recordings, I can detect clear traces of Fields of the Nephilim in this one. It has a kind of ravaged feeling, despite being rather dreamy and soothing. After Dark is quite different from the remaining two tracks – both of which differ somewhat from one another. Despite its different presentation, this is definitely the material that’s closest to what we’ve done in the past.”
The new EP – Nightcall – builds further on the Depeche Mode infatuation hinted at on Strayed In Shadows and blends it with sounds that should appeal to fans of Drab Majesty, House Of Harm, and later Paradise Lost – the spirit of the 80s animating a corpus borne of the present. The EP also expands upon its predecessor’s visual and thematic approach – that of being stuck in a dark and dystopian futuristic metropolis, where peril lurks around every corner.
Nightcall will be released by Silent Future Recordings on 6th May, 2022. Available on limited digipak-CD and coloured vinyl with artwork by the talented Boris Groh.
De Arma online: Website / Facebook / Instagram / Bandcamp
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