Lowen Reveal New Single Alongside Album Pre-Orders

Lowen Reveal New Single Alongside Album Pre-Orders

London based progressive metallers Lowen will release their second full length album 'Do Not Go To War With Demons of Mazandaran' vai Church Road Records on October 4th. Produced by lewis Johns and Kel Pinchin (Ithaca, Rolo Tomassi, Svalbard) it has all the potential to be an album of the year contender.

Today they release the new single 'The Seed That Dreamed Of Its Own Creation', as well as pre-orders for the new album.

Check out the latest single below.

The band have detailed in their own words the meaning and background of the latest single:

"The Seed That Dreamed Of Its Own Creation is written and sung entirely in Farsi, the language of Iran. The song is about Azhi Dahāka, a serpent tyrant from ancient Iranian mythology that is overthrown after a violent reign of chaos, drought and instability. Zoroastrian eschatology is considered one of the oldest on earth and I was loosely inspired by its descriptions of the end of the world, but I wanted to introduce an element of hope to the song as well."

The Bahman Yasht describes:

At the end of the tenth hundredth winter, the sun is more unseen and more spotted; the year, month, and day are shorter; and the earth is more barren; and the crop will not yield the seed. And men become more deceitful and more given to vile practices. They will have no gratitude. Honorable wealth will proceed to those of perverted faith. And a dark cloud makes the whole sky night, and it will rain more noxious creatures than water.

"The music video for this song shows Farsi calligraphy being painted on my body before being subsumed into a pool of black ink. It's a horror-laden and simplistic exploration of the power of the written word. Words like "life, death, woman, fire and freedom". They are all related both to the apocalypse, and the treatment of women in Iran in the continuing fight for freedom in the Woman, Life Freedom movement. Apocalypse is about the end of the world as we see it, not necessarily the end of our lives within it. After the end there must be hope."

Lowen Reveal New Single Alongside Album Pre-Orders

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