Italy seems to be a creative hub at the moment for our little music scene, with a vast array of bands and labels calling the nation home, none more so than Bleeding Eyes – a dark and atmospheric sludge five piece, who draw as much influence from heavy doom as they do from ambient post-rock and the dystopian world that surrounds them.
And today, as the band prepare to unleash their latest album Golgotha released by, also Italian based, Go Down Records on Friday 31st July (pre-orders available now) on limited vinyl and digital download, it’s our pleasure to bring you the first single Confesso, so click play below…
More on Bleeding Eyes & ‘Golgotha’
Golgotha is the sixth studio album by Bleeding Eyes. After Gammy (Go Down Records) the band embarked on a different stylistic and compositional path. Starting from long and substantial jams, the five-piece band extrapolated and deepened 7 tracks lasting almost 50 minutes. The influences are getting darker. Black on black. The esoteric doom mixed with the typically sludgy attitude, give to their personal existential ordeal a picture in which Simone Tesser’s lyrics fit perfectly.
Golgotha’s topics tell about saints and unbelievers, the latter ones in constant conflict with life and death. This new interpretation, that also takes inspiration from the heretic gospels of the apocalypse (first 2 tracks), represents the steady and never ending spiritual detachment, that our capitalist society has lived in for several decades. With mocking irony and lots of sarcasm a post-dogmatic dark way is proposed by the band to deal with the ordeal of everyday life.
The studio recording process lasted several months and was handled by Jason Nealy and Marco Dussin (guitarist and bassist respectively). Drums and rhythm guitars were recorded at the music club Benicio Live Gigs, located in the suggestive woods of the Montello hill in Italy. While the final steps, mixing and mastering took place at Badrum Studio in Asolo, Italy.
Golgotha has a really deep and dense meaning for the band and the graphic part plays an important role too; that’s why the Bleeding Eyes has chosen the Lorenzo Ferraro’s photography. The album artwork consists in pictures taken right after the passage of the devastating storm Vaia, that heavily damaged the band’s hometown surroundings. The desolation post Vaia matches perfectly with Golgotha’s magmatic darkness. The event proved our disarming weakness in front of an untamed force of nature, that can unleash destroying powers yet unknown. The album title itself is therefore -calvario- the combination of a natural imagery that reveals the misery of the precarious human condition.
01. In Principio
02. Le Chiavi Del Pozzo
04. Del Pozzo Dell’Abisso
06. La Verità
Bleeding Eyes are:
Simone Tesser – Vocals
Jason Nealy – Guitars/Backing Vocals
Lorenzo Conte – Drums/Backing Vocals
Marco Dussin – Bass
Nicola Anselmi – Guitars