Oakland-based doom metal outfit, Secrets of the Sky, will soon see the May 19th unleashing of their new full-length album, Pathway, but until then we’ll all have to settle for the visually stunning for the hauntingly atmospheric track, “Angel in Vines.” Watch the Andrew Nethery-directed (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow) video in the player above.
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Guitarist Clayton Bartholomew commented on the video:
For this video, we went back toAndrew Nethery, who also did the video for the song ‘Decline’ from our first record, To Sail Black Waters. He did a great job for that video and was an easy guy to work with. For the ‘Angel In Vines’ video, we let him run with his own vision. The song itself relates to the loss of innocence, and he found an interesting analogy to express this same sentiment, while keeping the video abstract and not just giving away the premise of the song. We like that he was able to avoid cliché and the imagery he was able to capture is a definite work of art on its own.
Engineered, mixed, mastered, and co-produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios with Secrets of the Sky, Pathway is the gargantuan, 13-track follow-up to 2013’s critically adored To Sail Black Waters long player.
In conjunction with its release, Secrets of the Sky will support UK extreme metal duo/labelmates, Anaal Nathrakh, on their North American live takeover. Beginning May 11th, in Sacramento, California, and concluding on May 22nd in Trenton, New Jersey, the journey will claw its way through 12 cities with additional support from special guests, Incite. From there, Secrets of the Sky will conquer 18 more locales through 11 states alongside Tucson sludge ensemble, North, on select dates. The band is also confirmed to appear at the inaugural Death to False Metal gala in Hamden, Connecticut, in August alongside Whiplash, Krieg, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter, and many others, with future onstage endeavors in their strategizing stages.
Secrets of the Sky Tour Dates:
w/ Anaal Nathrakh, Incite
5/11/2015 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
5/12/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 TBA – Rochester, NY *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/20/2015 Sammy’s Patio – Revere Beach, MA *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
5/23/2015 Goodfellas – McMechen, WV w/ Brimstone Coven
5/24/2015 The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
5/25/2015 The Odditorium – Asheville, NC
5/26/2015 TBA Atlanta, GA
5/27/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
5/29/2015 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
5/30/2015 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ
6/06/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
6/12/2015 The Complex – Glendale, CA
6/13/2015 Caravan – San Jose, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/14/2015 1078 Gallery – Chico, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/15/2015 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/16/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/17/2015 Black Lodge – Bremerton, WA
6/18/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
6/19/2015 The Railyard – Billings, MT
6/20/2015 Foot Foot Fest – Fort Collins, CO w/ Reproacher
6/21/2015 7th Circle Collective – Denver, CO
8/14/2015 Death To False Metal @ The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird more…
Rock Hard \m/