“Homecoming” is the second full-length album to be self-released by Sorrow Plagues, the Brainchild of British musician David Lovejoy on May 27th. The album ventures into new territory with added elements of post-rock, and even including some contemporary influences, whilst still maintaining the atmospheric Black Metal sounds that Sorrow Plagues is known for. This is certainly David Lovejoy’s most ambitious effort so far.
To promote the upcoming new album ‘Homecoming’ Lovejoy has gathered some talented and like-minded musicians to fully showcase Sorrow Plagues in a live environment, with their first gig being announced to play Bar 42 in Worthing as a free entry album launch show on May 24th, a few days before the album is released. A Night In The Abyss and Them Broads have also been announced to play with more announcements to come. Full details can be found here.
Lovejoy on the release show, “I’m very excited about releasing the album at Bar 42, it’s a venue I’ve loved going to for years and playing shows there has given me plenty of experience in previous bands.”
To get a taste of what to expect from the new album check out the recently released new and first single ‘Relinquish’ below.
The project began in late August of 2014 with the release of “It Will Never End”, where Lovejoy composed, performed and produced the entirety of the music on the release. With this project, Lovejoy has since gone on to release a further two EPs, two singles and a full-length album.
Sorrow Plagues combines the aggression of Black Metal with the ethereal soundscapes of Shoegaze and Post-Rock-esque climaxes to deliver a cathartic experience. Listeners have described a wide spectrum of experiences delivered by the music with some stating that it calms the soul right down, to saying that this music is strongly recommended if you like a sombre atmosphere.
This is especially the case when the lyrics explore many different aspects of the human experience, including death, loneliness and regret. Then finding strength and resolution through these difficult situations.
Tracklist for “Homecoming”
‘Homecoming’ has already received some positive reviews:
“A massive adventure from start to finish” – What Would Joe Do?
“Sorrow Plagues creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal from previous releases while also adding in elements of post rock and shoegaze“ – Occult Black Metal
“..you really should treat yourself to some nicely put together, well-recorded, considerate crushing atmospheric black metal..” FREQ
“Homecoming” is due to be released on May 27th on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and many other digital outlets.
Later in the year, Sorrow Plagues will support Fen, Aklash and Conform To Serve at the Green Door Store in Brighton this November. A string of dates are currently being booked to support the release of “Homecoming”, and the debut single, “Relinquish”.