A Somber Preclusion of Being

by Vacant Eyes

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    Professionally pressed CD in a jewel case, with 4-panel booklet containing lyrics, a band photo, and the album credits.

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    Triple vinyl in a 7mm spine jacket. Black paper inner sleeves. Full color 12"×12" insert containing lyrics, band photo, and album credits. This silver with black splatter version is part of the first pressing (150 splatter, 100 black), and is a limited edition of 150 copies that have been hand-numbered by the band. It will never be produced again in this particular colorway. Our sincere thanks to those who support us during the release of our first full length album!

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Triple vinyl in a 7mm spine jacket. Black paper inner sleeves. Full color 12"×12" insert containing lyrics, band photo, and album credits. This is the black vinyl version of the first pressing (150 splatter, 100 black). Our sincere thanks to those who support us during the release of our first full length album!

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This bundle includes A Somber Preclusion of Being on 3LP, CD, and digital format, plus a sticker, at a reduced price!

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    releases September 4, 2020

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1.
Script-etched leaves Weak, slowly losing grip, Speak to me With a chilling wind Their pigment, a dull grayscale, Projected into my ailing mind A meek moment of time Indulged by a forgotten growth Of which eternity has claimed Silence gently scraping at my body I can recognize Where the grid of time Meets my broken world But I choose to stay Slowly turning my head Towards the dead horizon I witness time itself, Face to face As it breaks away from my world TIME!
2.
A Timeless Vault
3.
Induced Desolation
4.
Apparitions of Existence
5.
An Essence of Anguish
6.
Into an Empty Dream

about

"A collection of thoughts and perspective for those who share the dream of an alternate ending to existence." – A Somber Preclusion of Being, as envisioned by Josh Moran, Vacant Eyes' lyricist and main songwriter.

With their 2020 debut studio full length album, Vacant Eyes aims to be a catalyst to explore our most sorrowful moments and contemplate our deepest and most personal questions. Expanding upon the melodic funeral death/doom metal sound of 2014’s The Dim Light of Introversion EP, the band moves ever forward, arriving at a sound that is more progressive, creating even more dynamic and varied arrangements, though not losing sight of its roots.

The new release was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Dark Tranquillity, et al.) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, and recorded and with sound engineer Brian Westbrook at Sonic Titan Studios in the band’s home state of Massachusetts, USA. The new Vacant Eyes album finds the extreme metal outfit dedicating themselves to boundlessly crafting their own brand of heavy music, cloaked in themes of non-existence, despair, loss, and seeking truths often left unspoken. "I find a certain beauty in depression and darkness. It’s as real as it gets, and I have the utmost respect for it," Moran explained.

Their aim is always to evolve, always to be free in their songwriting, to look into the ether, and to capture the essence of anguish.

credits

releases September 4, 2020

Josh Moran (Vocals, Guitars, Cello)
Alex Smith (Guitars)
Grim Riley (Bass)
Chris Kudukey (Drums)
Mark Richardson (Keyboards)

All tracks composed and performed by Vacant Eyes.
Lyrics by Josh Moran.
Guest vocals on “Into an Empty Dream” by Jessica Rose.
Recorded and mixed by Brian Westbrook at Sonic Titan Studios.
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Logo by Gragoth.
Front cover artwork by Kishor Haulenbeek.
Back cover image by Chris Kudukey.
Band photograph by Suz Manning and Darcy Stall.
Layout by Alex Smith.

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Vacant Eyes Easthampton, Massachusetts

Longing to discover what lies beyond, through the pain, misery, and beauty that are universal to human existence. A catalyst to explore our most sorrowful moments and contemplate our deepest and most personal questions.

Josh Moran (Guitars, Vocals, Cello)
Alex Smith (Guitars, Backing Vocals)
Grim Riley (Bass)
Chris Kudukey (Drums)
Mark Richardson (Keyboards)
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