OCCULTATION Premieres ‘The Dream Tide’

Today, enigmatic American cult Occultation premiere the new track “The Dream Tide” at Metal Hammer Norway’s website. The track hails from Occultation‘s forthcoming second album, Silence in the Ancestral House, set for European/UK release on October 14th via Invictus Productions on three formats: CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape.
Hailing from New York, Occultation have successfully re-imagined their influences to create an altogether captivating and refreshing approach to the heavy metal template. Not without the forbidding and eerie edge successfully cast on their critically acclaimed debut album, 2012’s Three and Seven, the three-piece consisting of E. Miller (guitars), Viveca Butler (vocals & drums), and Annu Lilja (bass) have now expanded upon the foundation built by their debut.
Honing influences from a wide and varied mix of bands such as Mercyful Fate, early Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Black Hole (Italy), and Candlemass amongst others, Silence in the Ancestral House was recorded with Kurt Balou (Converge, Beastmilk) at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts to give a broader and more refined sound to the band’s expanding aims. Having already laid down vocals on Beastmilk’s “Strange Attractors” track from their Climax debut, it was noted by Butler that Balou was perfect for getting the best out of Occultation‘s sound and also her sombre and melancholic vocal style.
Now unveiling “The Dream Tide,” the second revealed song from Silence in the Ancestral House after “Laughter in the Halls of Madness,” the track showcases the development and progression made by Occultation since their debut, and can be heard in its entirety HERE, courtesy of Metal Hammer Norway, Norway’s premiere metal/rock authority. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Occultation’s Silence in the Ancestral House
1. Intro
2. The First of the Last
3. Laughter in the Halls of Madness
4. All Hallows Fire
5. The Place Behind the Sky
6. The Dream Tide
7. Intermission
8. Forever Here After
9. Silence in the Ancestral House

OCCULTATION - Silence in the Ancestral House


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