During the turbulent and uncertain years of 2020-2021, perhaps none were plunged deeper into darkness than those from down under. However, through solitude and desolation, some of the greatest art is created, as is the case with Black Lava and their debut album, Soul Furnace.
The emerging blackened death metal quartet from Australia was founded by drummer Dan Presland (Vipassi, AMDBL, ex-Ne Obliviscaris) and guitarist Ben Boyle (Vipassi, AMDBL, Hadal Maw). Black Lava draws influence from old school death and black metal bands while injecting groove-laden melodies and progressive elements to create their own experimental sound.
Extreme music is one thing, but the extremes the band went to in making the two videos for “Eye Of The Moon” and new single “Northern Dawn” are a whole other kind of extreme, and make the band even more Metal!
Black Lava drummer Dan Presland explains, “After shooting up in the mountains for two days for the ‘Eye Of The Moon’ video, we drove straight down to our next location the next morning – to take one extreme, the freezing fucking cold, to the other, hot as fuck! We present to you our final single for our debut record Soul Furnace – we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!”