Chicago’s NOVEMBERS DOOM has parted ways with drummer Sasha Horn. The band states, “For once this isn’t your typical ‘musical differences’ excuse; this is simply due to distance and Sasha‘s pursuit and focus in other directions, it became clear to all of us, he was no longer able to contribute the same dedication to NOVEMBERS DOOM as the rest of the band. We wish Sashathe best in his future endeavors.
“As for the future of NOVEMBERS DOOM, we are currently seeking to fill this position. Anyone interested in this opportunity can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org. Several projects are already in the works, and [while] it’s too soon for any formal announcements, we can assure you, NOVEMBERS DOOM‘s best days are yet to come.”
“What Could Have Been”, the latest video from NOVEMBERS DOOM, can be viewed below. The clip has a cinematic feel and was once again helmed by Cage XXI Enterprises and director Tony Myles, who was responsible for the band’s “Autumn Reflection” and “A Eulogy for the Living Lost” videos.
“What Could Have Been”, which features a guest appearance by Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (AGUA DE ANNIQUE, THE GATHERING), comes off NOVEMBERS DOOM‘s eighth full-length album, “Aphotic”, which was released on May 10 via The End Records. The CD features other special guests on several tracks: world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine (EARTHEN GRAVE) lends her talent on both “What Could Have Been” and “The Dark Host”; finally, the man behind the mixing board, Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH), adds his vocal touch to “Of Age and Origin”, also offering rare appearance of his mighty growl!
NOVEMBERS DOOM frontman Paul Kuhr says of the new album, “One goal in NOVEMBERS DOOM is to never repeat ourselves. We aim to constantly challenge our writing abilities to deliver something new each and every time, while maintaining what we feel is our signature sound. We feel we’ve not only accomplished that with ‘Aphotic’, but have pushed our creativity into new musical territory. The result is quite possibly the most unique NOVEMBERS DOOM release yet.”
According to a press release, “Aphotic” “has its roots in darkness and melancholic madness, reminiscent of the band’s early doom roots but bringing something new and modern to the listener.”
“Aphotic” track listing:
01. The Dark Host
02. Harvest Scythe
04. What Could Have Been
05. Of Age and Origin – Part 1: A Violent Day
06. Of Age and Origin – Part 2: A Day of Joy
07. Six Sides
08. Shadow Play