Black Somnia is the impending new LP from Seattle-based avant doom conjurors EYE OF NIX. Slated to drop on December 15th via newly-launched Scry Recordings, the stunning new offering was captured by legendary producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot).
In advance of its release, Decibel Magazine offers up the punishing sounds of “Wound And Scar” for public consumption. Issues EYE OF NIX vocalist Joy Von Spain of the track, “In the song ‘Wound And Scar,’ we strove to evoke finality and resolution through repetitive bass-heavy rhythms accentuated with piano and distorted gong. The lyrics came from a dream about a woman brutally intent upon ending a cycle of fear imprinted on ancestors and passed down through DNA, halting a lineage of misery at any cost. I had been reading about an experiment in which two generations of mice were shown to react with anxiety when exposed to a new and innocuous scent (cherry blossoms), simply because their predecessors had been made to fear it.”
Hear “Wound And Scar,” courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.