Artist: Cân Bardd
Release title: Devoured by the Oak
Label: Northern Silence Productions
Release Date: 12-11-2021
Format Digital: CD | Cassete
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Influenced by bands such as Caladan Brood, Elderwind, Saor and Gallowbraid, Cân Bardd was founded in 2016 as a one-man project by then 18-year-old Malo Civelli from Switzerland, with the purpose of creating an outlet for his feelings and ideas that would be at once heavy and aggressive, yet also melodic and atmospheric. Dylan Watson later joined him as a permanent drummer.
With the first two albums, Cân Bardd already managed to enthrall a lot of fans in the Atmospheric Black Metal community, and with “Devoured by the Oak” the band set their sights even higher.
The goal was to create a perfect blend of the strengths of the first two albums – the ambience, textures and atmosphere of the debut, and the composition and quality of the sophomore album, culminating in a more mature sound and a more intense experience for the listener.
To reach that goal the band once again teamed up with Vladimir Cochet as producer and asked the painter Michael Handt to create a very unique oil painting for the cover. They also produced a breathtaking video clip for the song «Une Couronne de Branches» which will premiere on Youtube on October 3rd, on the Black Metal Promotion channel.
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Echoes of the Moss (5:02)
Une Couronne de Branches (10:31)
Devoured by the Oak Pt. I (8:34)
Devoured by the Oak Pt. II (8:50)
Spleen by the Pond (2:46)
Autumn Shore (8:25)
All songs and lyrics written by Malo Civelli
All instruments performed by Malo Civelli, except stated below
Drums by Dylan Watson
Additional clean guitar on „Une Couronne de Branches” and additional acoustic guitar on „Crépuscule” by Vladimir Cochet
Additional choirs: Yoann Giacomelli, Mattieu Favre,
Nicolas Bise and Romarick Gendre
Vocals on „Blomsterkransen”: Linnéa Lindqvist
Additional Violin on „Blomsterkransen”: Lambert Segura
For fans of Caladan Brood, Elderwind, Saor and Gallowbraid
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studios
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