Prolific Melo-Death/Black Metal artist BRYAN ECKERMANN has released a lyric video for the title track from new album Plague Bringers
|Bryan Eckermann released Plague Bringers on November 5. The album, which serves as Part II to 2018 concept album Winters Plague (The Final Eclipse), is available to stream and/or purchase at the following links:|
Big Cartel (CD only): bryaneckermann.bigcartel.com
YouTube Album Stream: youtu.be/vgCho1Gncbg
“Plague Bringers takes a science-fiction setting of mutually assured destruction and psychic manipulation for a backdrop to its gleeful, riff-packed melodic death and black metal.”– Invisible Oranges
“Plague Bringers is undoubtedly a great album.”– Dargedik Rock Metal Webzine
“Such a detailed concept needs to fully capture the imagination of the listener and make them believe in the story being told. Eckermann nails it here on Plague Bringers. All while never compromising on the twisted combination of melo-death and black metal. Plague Bringers is a sci-fi laden blast of heaviness that aims high.” (8.5/10)– Games, Brrraaains & A Headbanging Life
“Eckermann displays great talent as a story teller and multi-instrumentalist on Plague Bringers.”
– Heavy Music Headquarters
“Bryan Eckermann remains a storyteller of the highest order, and this is a tale that you should hear. From the galloping melodeath riffs, to the icy howls, to the nostalgic and emotive solos, Plague Bringers is full to the brim with delightful narrative musicmaking.”– Noob Heavy
“Gloomy, destructive, atmospheric extreme metal.”– Metalopolis
“Another great sounding recording from Bryan Eckerman. If you are a fan of melodic black and death metal, you should check out this album.” (8.5/10)– A Different Shade of Black Metal Zine
“Eckermann has done a great job on the melodic part of the album and has married it in a nice way to the extreme side.”– Greek Rebels
Winters Plague (The Final Eclipse), or Part I, detailed an alien invasion of earth by blocking out the sun with a giant ship and freezing the planet in which humanity inevitably arises to defeat the aliens. Plague Bringers, or Part II, details the aftermath from the aliens’ perspective as they resurrect their long-dead queen, clone an army, and escape their dying planet to enter earth once more. Using the power of a magic orb they open a portal through space, then hide in the darkness, manipulating human minds to force mass suicides in their attempt at revenge. The mission however is in itself a suicide mission without the use of their ship to block out the sun (their weakness). They know they will perish along with the humans, leaving earth as a mass grave of emptiness… “Tomorrow is a lie, we won’t survive” but revenge is sweet.
Set to a melodic black/death metal soundtrack, the music and lyrical content go hand in hand, as each plays a significant part in the storyline to tell the grim tale of the two races’ demise.
FFO: For fans of: Arch Enemy, Old Mans Child, Death, Hypocrisy,King Diamond, Agathodaimon, Mors Principium Est, Zornheym,Carach Angren.
1. Ice Queen [Lyric Video]2. Sands of the Hourglass**3. The Devouring Sun [Lyric Video]4. Reflections in a Dirty Mirror5. Moonlight and Frostbite* [Lyric Video]6. Plague Bringers7. An Oath of Scrying Souls8. Astral Realms9. Skinwalker10. Of Death and Decay11. Tomorrow’s Lie**12. Oblivion
Recorded, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Bryan Eckermann at Bonespill Studios (Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021)
All music and lyrics written by Bryan Eckermann
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drums by Bryan Eckermann
*Guest vocals on track 5 by Stu Block (Into Eternity, ex- Iced Earth)
**Guest drums on track 2, and guest drums/vocals on track 11 by Clinton Williamson (Darker by Design)