HEAVY TEMPLE release video single 'A Desert through the Trees'



HEAVY TEMPLE reveal video single "A Desert through the Trees'' taken from their debut full-length "Lupi Amoris"


HEAVY TEMPLE 'A Desert through the Trees' taken from "Lupi Amoris"

https://youtu.be/mCx7-gujWOs


Go tripping with Little Red Ridinghood: HEAVY TEMPLE have released a video clip for the track 'A Desert through the Trees'. The song pays homage to classic desert rock as implied by the title, but with a metallic Philly twist. Revealed first at Decibel, 'A Desert through the Trees' is the second single taken from the psychedelic doom-monsters highly-anticipated forthcoming album debut "Lupi Amoris", due out on June 18.


The video 'A Desert through the Trees' is now available via this link: https://youtu.be/mCx7-gujWOs


HEAVY TEMPLE comment: "The lyrics of 'A Desert through the Trees' express the desire to find something, or for something to find you", explains singer and bass player High Priestess Nighthawk. "The desert, specifically Joshua Tree, is probably one of my favorite natural environments on the planet, and given the vibe of the song, the title seemed apt."


Pre-sale link: http://lnk.spkr.media/heavy-temple-lupi-amoris


HEAVY TEMPEband pictures, album cover, and other graphic materials are available at this link: (click here for Dropbox)




Tracklist

1. A Desert through the Trees

2. The Wolf

3. The Maiden

4. Isabella (with Unrelenting Fangs)

5. Howling of a Prothalamion



HEAVY TEMPLE crash forth like a roaring mastodon in a thunderstorm with their first official full-length, "Lupi Amoris," and it has all the markings of a landmark record.


As progressive as BARONESS but unselfconscious, as heavy as FU MANCHU but more adventurous, this Philadelphia trio throw every lever in the riff-metal machine, yet also wield lyrical concepts that register on literary levels.


"Lupi Amoris" offers a one-way trip through wide-open spaces and deep forests. Its songs wind and deposit heavy flotsam like a mighty musical stream, pushing through swirling rapids, cutting through riff-mountains, and swelling with addictive grooves. Riding atop the sonic waves, singer and bass player High Priestess Nighthawk belts powerfully over the roaring din.


When HEAVY TEMPLE came into being on the 2012 winter solstice, the trio were after the pure fun and joy of playing heavy music, illustrated by each founding member's chosen nom de guerre: High Priestess Nighthawk, Rattlesnake, and Bearadactyl.


At first playing shows locally in Philly, the band quickly gained an excellent live reputation, leading to tours alongside RUBY THE HATCHET, MOTHERSHIP, ROYAL THUNDER and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Invitations to notable festivals included The Maryland Doom Fest, Psycho Las Vegas, and Decibel Metal & Beer, among many others. It's an impressive live showing made even more remarkable when considering that HEAVY TEMPLE have yet to release their debut full-length.


After their first self-released and self-titled EP "Heavy Temple” (2014) was picked up by esteemed German cult label Ván Records, the self-released single " Love You To Death " and sophomore EP "Chassit" followed in 2016. Second single "Key & Bone" arrived in 2018, and the split 7" "From the Black Hole" with WOLFBLOOD materialized in 2020, but it took until 2021 for a full album to appear on the horizon at last. It speaks volumes about HEAVY TEMPLE's talent and face-melting live impact that the invitations to attractive tours and prestigious festivals continued to roll in anyway.


Although HEAVY TEMPLE leverage all the trappings of traditionally male-oriented metal (to the point that their sound could proudly sport a full beard), the powerful presence of frontwoman and sole remaining founding member High Priestess Nighthawk merges their glorious heaviness with a strong thematic line of feminine strength.


"Lupi Amoris" is Latin for "Wolves of Love," and takes strong inspiration from Angela Carter's story "The Company of Wolves." In it, the narrative of Red Riding Hood is flipped from a cautionary tale about the dangers of lust and desire, feelings young women were traditionally expected to stifle, to a story of female sexuality and power reclaimed. "Lupi Amoris" finds the Philly outfit aligning with a Red Riding Hood who is freed from the traditional bonds of what's expected.


Proving that it's quite possible to hammer out gargantuan stoner doom and still say something about life's realities, HEAVY TEMPLE make a fierce and much-needed statement with "Lupi Amoris", and at these volumes, the world is guaranteed to hear it.


Release date: June 18


Line-up

High Priestess Nighthawk – vocals, bass

Lord Paisley – guitar

Baron Lycan – drums


Style: Heavy Psychedelic Doom


Recorded & mixed by Will Spectre at Red Water Recordings

Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering


Artwork by Alex Reisfar

Layout by Zach Thomas


Pre-sale link: http://lnk.spkr.media/heavy-temple-lupi-amoris


Graphic materials are available at this link: (click here for Dropbox)


Available formats

"Lupi Amoris" is available as digisleeve CD and gatefold vinyl LP in solid turqouise and in "Bloody Mary" coloured vinyl.


Link

www.facebook.com/heavytemple

www.instagram.com/heavytemple




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