The track is available to stream on all digital platforms, and the video premiere is published alongside GREEN LUNG’s picks of occult rock albums. ‘Black Harvest‘ will be available on heavy-weight vinyl, CD, and digital formats, and is available to pre-order here.
Vocalist Tom Templar comments, “Graveyard Sun felt like the most cinematic song on ‘Black Harvest’, so it was a logical choice for a music video. We were very lucky to collaborate with director Billy Price of Puppy and actor Julian Firth of Scum fame to take you on a paranormal trip into the vaults of Nunhead Cemetery.
We had a lot of fun trying to capture a vibe somewhere between ’70s paranormal investigation and the cinema of Jean Rollin, and hope you enjoy watching!’’
Recorded at Giant Wafer Studios in rural mid-Wales over the course of two weeks with longtime producer Wayne Adams (Petbrick, Big Lad), before being mastered by John Davis at Metropolis (Led Zeppelin, Royal Blood), Black Harvest is a more expansive and textured record than anything the band has done before, boasting a cinematic quality and more attention to detail.
All samples were sourced from the local countryside and from instruments found in the studio, including the haunting opening vocal of The Harrowing which was recorded on a whim after the band broke into the local church (the organ can be heard creaking in the background).
Picking up where the self-released Woodland Rites left off, on Black Harvest, GREEN LUNG continues to draw inspiration from Britain’s rich history of folklore, from witchcraft, and from cultish horror films.
Nature – as always – is woven into the fabric of the songs; this time around the album was recorded in late autumn, and the seasonal atmosphere seeped into the music, which is redolent of mists, falling leaves, and the crumbling glory of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London, the city the band calls home.
GREEN LUNG recently completed a run of UK dates ahead of the release of Black Harvest. More dates will continue to be announced; the band will play Damnation Festival 2021, Clang Metal Festival [Ireland, March 2022], and Desertfest 2022.