FORMING THE VOID: exotic and doomy new single “Manifest” streaming now
Written by Squirrel on 25th March 2020
Travel far east with progressive doom enchanters FORMING THE VOID’s new single “Manifest”
New album ‘Reverie’ out May 8th on Ripple Music
Lafayette’s progressive doom foursome FORMING THE VOID present an oriental-sounding new track taken from their powerful and trippy fourth album ‘Reverie‘, out this May 8th on Ripple Music. Get ready for takeoff: stream “Manifest” now exclusively on New Noise Magazine!
The band tells us more about the song: “Manifest is about having a passion, having a purpose, then going to war with it. It features an Oud intro. The Oud is a fretless Middle Eastern lute which is an early ancestor of the guitar. Since our first album we have wanted to incorporate one in a recording, and the droning yet melodic qualities of this song made it a natural fit. This song went through many stages of evolution from its early stages to its final form, and it embodies much of what we intended to achieve artistically on the album.”
Stream alluring new single “Manifest” right here
You could tell by the flamboyant intricacy of their artwork, that Louisiana’s progressive metal psychonauts FORMING THE VOID summon sonic fantasies from another dimension — ones that tear you away from your human condition to take you higher. With their luscious blend of mountain-like riffs, swirling Eastern melodies and majestic vocals, their fourth album ‘Reverie‘ is their own divine way of upgrading modern heavy music. Don’t wait to check out their mind-bending first single “Trace The Omen” below.
You’re a celestial traveler powering through the blinding tunnel of light into the next world, and interdimensional shamanic sludge rockers FORMING THE VOID are with you to provide an ecstatic trip of atmospheric wonder and psychedelia as you cross the barriers of space and time. FORMING THE VOID invoke the progressive and heavy tendencies of Mastodon and Torche, the psychedelic and soaring melodies of Pink Floyd, and the rolling confidence of Soundgarden. With swamp mud stuck to their feet as they trudge forth from South Central Louisiana, they aren’t afraid to slow things to a crawl, a welcome approach as shown by their third effort ‘Rift‘ topping the Doom Charts at its arrival.
With their upcoming fourth full-length ‘Reverie’ (due out May 8th on Ripple Music), FORMING THE VOID seeks to further explore aspects of the sound they’ve shaped on their previous outings, guided by a desire to strike a balance between organic and intentional. The result is an album that reaches new levels of refined depth, mystical energy and cosmic transcendence.
No strangers to the road, FORMING THE VOID have crossed the US alongside Truckfighters, Church of Misery, Kings Destroy, Gozu and Howling Giant. This summer sees them voyage to Europe to hit the road with Spaceslug. Their otherworldly sound has earned them spots on large festivals such as Psycho Las Vegas, Denver’s Electric Funeral Fest, Stoner Daze and Stoner Jam at SXSW, Maryland Doom Fest, and Descendants of Crom. They are now ready to release their new album ‘Reverie‘ on May 8th via Ripple Music.