Alternative goth rockers DEATH VALLEY HIGH will release their highly- anticipated new album, CVLT [AS FVK], on November 4 via Minus Head Records. Not wasting any time, the band immediately released their infectious first single, “WARM BODIES”, shortly after announcing the record’s release date. Available to hear/watch now via static video and music video, the track showcases one of the strong genre themes on the album – goth pop.
Today, the band is revealing the second single from their new album, entitled “GROEI DONKER (GROW DARK)”. The track portrays the heavier, more alternative side of CVLT [AS FVK], conjuring up 90’s hard rock influences. Listen via Revolver Magazine‘s North American exclusive premiere here.
Vocalist Reyka Osburn states, “Sometimes a working title sinks its nails in and rides all the way to the bitter end. In Afrikaans, GROEI DONKER means GROW DARK, and after all, we decided to keep both titles. The whole backbone of the song can be translated two ways. Initially, the song was based on tribal drums that frankensteined into a more modern hybrid; also, a pulsating bassline that grinded out a path for a more hardcore riff.
The attitude of the song is about “finding” oneself in the darkness; not about “losing it”. It’s not a “Falling Down” statement. It’s not about abandoning the light. It’s about finding strength in the shadows… it’s about finding opportunities in the night time. It’s about going to the Upside Down and conquering it!”
Right now, you can also view an official “WARM BODIES” guitar playthrough/gear rundown with Reyka Osburn via Music Radar, and a “WARM BODIES” bass playthrough/gear rundown with Huffy Hafera via Bass Player. Click the hyperlinks to watch each!
Produced by Ulrich Wild, recognized for his work with top rock and metal artists Deftones, White Zombie, Dethklok and others, CVLT [AS FVK] promises new wave/dance beats, cinematic rock instrumentation and gritty, sensual pop hooks amidst it’s 12 solid anthems.
Pre-orders for CVLT [AS FVK] are now available via Amazon and iTunes, the latter of which includes both “WARM BODIES” & “GROEI DONKER (GROW DARK)” as instant grat tracks with your pre-order. You can also stream “WARM BODIES” & “GROEI DONKER (GROW DARK)” now via Spotify.
With one listen it’s clear – DEATH VALLEY HIGH‘s CVLT [AS FVK] stands at the forefront with an offering of the catchiest, most unforgettable songs of the band’s career. DEATH VALLEY HIGH has always incorporated a gothic sensation, but they fully embrace it on CVLT [AS FVK]. Since the release of 2013’s Positive Euth, DEATH VALLEY HIGH has logged over two years on the road, touring alongside everybody from Mindless Self Indulgence and Crosses to Filter, Orgy and Vampires Everywhere! These experiences left a permanent imprint on the band.
Stay tuned for more coming from DEATH VALLEY HIGH leading up to the November 4 release of CVLT [AS FVK].