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Urzah - The Scorching Gaze

URZAH’s debut album ‘THE SCORCHING GAZE’ , which will be released on APF Records on 3rd May 2024.

“Through a commanding and captivating album of complex and wildly fluctuating songs brimming with sharp melodies, URZAH deliver a barrage of dynamic and intricate riffs boasting influences of post-metal, sludge, metalcore and moments of pure surprise.

“The Scorching Gaze is a record guided by thought-provoking lyrics and titles, inspired strongly by both the cosmic horror and fantasy writings of HP Lovecraft , Clarke Ashton Smith and more directly, the late Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Crossing. Akin to these works, Urzah’s songs channel a narrative of inward cerebral odyssey - life’s cycles through desolation and joy, triumph and pain, violence and beauty, as well as the permanency of choice and consequence”.

The first single ‘I, EMPYREAN’ will be available to listen on all streaming platforms on Thursday 21st March, and preorders for the album will be available. ‘THE SCORCHING GAZE’ will be released on CD, cassette and digital formats by APF Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Gallop @ Stage 2 Studios.

The final digital cover art was created by talented Indonesian artist Putra Satria Nugraha.

You’re gonna love it.

Track Listing:

1. I, Empyrean [4:21]
2. Lacrimare (Misery's Shadow) [5:08]
3. Immateria Noir [7:05]
4. (Interlude) [0:51]
5. A Storm Is Ever Approaching [3:40]
6. The Aesthetic [1:45]
7. Of Decay [3:52]
8. Thera I: Sea Of Flames [9:08]
9. Thera II: Embers Of Descent [5:58]

CREDITS
Written, composed and performed by Urzah.
Additional vocals by Eleanor Tinlin (tracks 1, 2 & 6).
Cello arranged and performed by Luke Clemenger (tracks 6 & 8).
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Gallop at Stage 2 Studios, Bath.
Cover artwork by Putra Satria Nugraha.
Art direction, layout and logo by Ed Fairman.

Formats

Tape & T-Shirt Bundle

Urzah's The Scorching Gaze album on tape, housed in a clear plastic case and j-card, cello-wrapped. Plus Shaman t-shirt. Strictly limited edition of 30 tapes.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 03 May 2024

£20.00

CD & T-Shirt Bundle

Urzah's The Scorching Gaze album on CD, housed in a 4-panel digpak, cello-wrapped. Plus Shaman t-shirt.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 03 May 2024

£20.00

Shaman T-shirt

T-Shirt

Printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 03 May 2024

£13.00

Limited Edition Cassette Tape

Cassette Tape

Strictly limited edition of 30. Urzah's The Scorching Gaze album on tape, housed in a clear plastic case and j-card, cello-wrapped.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 03 May 2024

£10.00

Digipak CD

CD

Urzah's The Scorching Gaze album on CD, housed in a 4-panel digpak, cello-wrapped.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 03 May 2024

£9.00