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With less than a month to go before the release of their hotly anticipated third album, ‘This Heathen Land, (via Nuclear Blast Records on 3rd November), London’s GREEN LUNG have released their heaviest song to date, ‘One For Sorrow’.

A masterfully crafted blend of traditional doom with gothic synth atmospheres and a crushing slow-motion beatdown, its lyrics exploring the burden of depression make it the band’s most nakedly human song yet.

Vocalist, Tom Templar says: “This was the last song we wrote for the album, and it’s the only song on This Heathen Land that doesn’t relate to a physical landscape of Britain, but instead the skies above. It features some of my most personal lyrics yet, but it’s still steeped in folklore – the variation of the popular ‘One for Sorrow’ rhyme at the end dates back to 1780, and is wonderfully creepy.

We were delighted to welcome back Julian Firth to play the ornithologist in the music video, along with Blackthorn Ritualistic Folk, who created some incredible costumes and a truly uncanny magpie creature.

Pre-order This Heathen Land on various formats now via this link.

Oran O’Beirne 2023