Just in time for the season of all things spooky, we bring you melancholic Gothic Metallers The Nocturnal Affair and their creepy new music video for “Beyond The Wall Of Sleep”! The band is led by singer/songwriter Brendan Shane, with his smooth and dusky voice and deft melodic sense, he creates a stark contrast to the heavy and gloomy instrumentation. Riffs, double-bass beats, and haunting synths will catch you in the feels and bring you closer. The Haunted House vibe of the lyric video is the perfect Autumn bring me down, to the grave! The track is the first taste of their debut album (Meta)morphosis, due out in early 2021 and it was produced by John Moyer (Disturbed), with mixing and mastering by Logan Mader (Machine Head, Once Human). Logan also contributed to some of the songwriting and production. Check out the video now!
“‘Beyond the Wall of Sleep’ is a collaborative effort between Logan Mader and myself,” shares Shane. “Logan approached me a couple years ago with an unfinished instrumental and I was immediately drawn to the song. Words and melody came easy and the experience in the studio led to my unstoppable hunger to work with him on a record. He works quickly, his ideas are sharp, his songwriting is immaculate whilst inspirational and he brings out some of the best in me. Our collaboration reminded me a lot of my time working with John Moyer so I couldn’t help but set my sights on getting the two of them in one place to put our heads together and create. Throw in some beautifully riffed harmonies from Andy Ingraham and I couldn’t have asked for a better team.”
“I’m stoked to work with The Nocturnal Affair,” says Mader. “Brendan’s voice is timeliness and he kills it in the studio every session we do together. Our collaboration on ‘Beyond The Wall Of Sleep’ is epic. I feel strongly the future for TNA is bright and full of dark music that will resonate worldwide for generations to come.”
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