ON THORNS I LAY – On Thorns I Lay

Release Date: October 13th, 2023
Label: Season Of Mist (LP/Digital)

ON THORNS I LAY: ‘Fallen From Grace’ Video/Single From Greek Metal Band Band Honors the Dead With DEATH DOOM; Selftiteld Album ‘On Thorns I Lay’to Drop October 13 via SEASON OF MIST. WATCH/SHARE The Video For The Track ‘Fallen From Grace’ RIGHT HERE.  Pre-order The Album HERE. Pre-save it HERE.

On Thorns I Lay are the Greek gods of doom and gloom. These Athenians have cast death metal with a melodious, gothic glow since the early ’90s. Heck, they plucked their name from a Shakespearean sonnet.

Today, On Thorns I Lay are releasing the second single off their upcoming self-titled album, which is their first release for Season of Mist. Watch the war-torn lyric video for “Fallen From Grace” on our YouTube channel HERE.

‘On Thorns I Lay’ comes out on October 13. Pre-order the album HERE. Pre-save it HERE.

“Fallen From Grace” opens their new album on a harrowing note. “This song is about all those who have suffered from wars and genocides”, the band says. But despite the heavy subject matter, On Thorns I Lay continue to push their swelling, muscular riffs and smokey, orchestral atmosphere to new heights, thanks to a little help from their friends. Members of the Athens Orchestra are featured here, along with Fanny Melfi, who’s sang with their fellow countrymen Septicflesh.

“All the pain and suffering, all the murders and rapes of innocent people, still haunt us and will never be forgotten”, says On Thorns I Lay. “Remember the fallen!”

Track list:

1. Fallen From Grace (8:07) [LISTEN HERE]
2. Newborn Skies (4:44) [WATCH VIDEO]
3. Crestfallen (8:08)
4. Among The Wolves (7:38)
5. Raise Empires (7:18)
6. Thorns Of Fire (7:23)
Total: 58:54

Style: Death Doom Metal

FFO: Septicflesh, Paradise Lost (early), My Dying Bride (early), Anathema, Nightfall

ON THORNS I LAY started as a death metal band together with other cult bands in Greece in the early 90’s such as Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Necromantia, Nightfall and started to spread their name in the local and global underground scene.

On Thorns I Lay have released 9 albums so far such as Orama, Crystal Tears, Aegean Sorrow and Threnos gaining great reviews in (Scream Norway, album of the month, Inferno Finland 5/5, Metal Storm Top 5 albums of 2020 and many others…). The have shared the stage with great bands such as Dream Theater, In Flames, Anathema, Amorphis, Katatonia, Rotting Christ, Tiamat, The Gathering, Satyricon, Septic Flesh and many more…

Their music style is pure atmospheric melodic doom death metal!

On Thorns I Lays last album “Threnos” followed the path of atmospheric, yet emotional Doom Death Metal – paying tribute to the roots and representing the trademark sound of the band once again. On Thorns I Lay continue to tell dense stories of loss and despair.

After their mini tour at the Baltic states with Rotting Christ  they signed a deal with the world famous record label Season Of Mist and they have finished the recordings of their 10th album entitled ‘On Thorns I Lay to be released in 2023.

Recording studio
Devasoundz Studios

Producer / sound engineer
Fotis Benardo

Mixing and mastering studio and engineer
Fotis Benardo

Current line-up
Peter Miliadis – Vocals (Dimlight, ex- Slaveatgod)
Christos Dragamestianos – Guitars
Nikolas Paraskevopoulos – Guitars (Dimlight, Yoth Iria)
Kostas Mexis – Bass (Aetherian, ex- Black Path)
Antonis Ventouris – Keyboards
Stelios Darakis – Drums (Dexter Ward, ex- Sacred Outcry, The Eternal Suffering, ex- Mortal Torment, ex- Lloth)

Guest vocals:
Fanny Melfi – Fallen From Grace
Labros Kiklis – Fallen From Grace
Stavros Papagiannakopoulos – Thorns Of Fire, Crestfallen
Ilias Mantikos – Thorns Of Fire
Katerina Tzitzou – Fallen From Grace
Irina Dimaki – Fallen From Grace
Anna Thana – Fallen From Grace
Aris Karatzas – Crestfallen, Newborn Skies, Raise Empires, Among The Wolves

Pre-order: https://redirect.season-of-mist.com/OTIL
Pre-save: https://orcd.co/otilpresave 

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