Polish metal collective SHADOHM – uniting current and former members of Vader, Decapitated, Hate, Antigama, Batushka, and more – presents the new video for “Blurred”, preceding their Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment debut, nearing March release on Selfmadegod Records.
SHADOHM unites several experienced Polish metal scene veterans, founder and drummer Paweł Jaroszewicz, with vocalist Adrian Meissner, guitarist/vocalist Rafał Łyszczarz, guitarist Jakub Śliwowski, and bassist Błażej Kasprzak, who collectively deliver the pure, unadulterated darkness of black metal, energy of groove metal, and heavy melodies of doom metal through absurdly low-tuned notes. Their debut, Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment, is a modern combination of styles, citing acts like Architects, Lorna Shore, Meshuggah, Gojira, and Katatonia, shocking to the listener from start to finish with five tracks of melodic trance with amazing vocals that will take you to another dimension of modern metal, created by a conglomerate of experienced professionals.
The drums were recorded at Santa Studio (Behemoth, Obscure Sphinx) by Mikołaj Kiciak, Filip Hałucha, and Sebastian Has, the guitars and bass were recorded at Heinrich House Studio by Filip Hałucha, the vocals were recorded at Santa Studio by Sebastian Has, and the tracks were mixed and mastered by Has at Santa Studio. The cover art was created by vocalist Adrian Meissner and Michal “Xaay” Loranc (God Dethroned, Kamelot, Nile), and the photography was handled by Aleksandra “Kosa” Majak.
“Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment is a commentary on how I perceive the surrounding reality and is inspired by everything that I encountered throughout the years. It is a form of releasing the pressure and frustration growing within for many years, a form of catharsis, a sort of therapy – coming to terms with my demons and finding the strength to pursue my goals against all odds.”
The crushing new single from SHADOHM’s “Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment”, “Blurred,” is delivered through a captivating video filmed and edited by Adrian Meissner with lighting by Mateusz Bulatewicz.
Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment will be released on CD and all digital platforms through Selfmadegod Records on March 8th.
The release of “Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment” will take place in direct conjunction with the launch of SHADOHM’s first live venture, a tour across their native Poland supporting Batushka, with additional support from Baalzagoth on select dates. See the confirmed routing below.
SHADOHM Czarna Pascha 2024 w/ Batushka:
3/08/2024 CK Wiatrak – Zabrze, PL
3/09/2024 Strefa Chaosu – Gostynin, PL
3/10/2024 Drizzly Grizzly – Gdańsk, PL
3/15/2024 Zaklęte Rewiry – Wrocław, PL
3/16/2024 D. K. Słowianin – Szczecin, PL
3/17/2024 Klub u Bazyla – Poznań, PL
3/22/2024 Semafor – Skarżysko-Kamienna, PL
3/23/2024 Rock Klub Iron – Krosno, PL
3/24/2024 Rudeboy Club – Bielsko-Biała, PL