Void Lustre

by Hope Drone

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette version of Hope Drone's third LP, "Void Lustre". Black shell with white printing and standard double side jcard housed in standard cases.
    CD & LP available here hopedrone.momentofcollapse.com

    Includes digital pre-order of Void Lustre. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around August 30, 2019

      £6 GBP or more 


Being Into Nothingness
In Floods & Depths
This Body With Be Ash
In Shifting Lights


Not from dark Norway, as you might expect from this kind of music (Blackmetal), but from sunny Australia (Brisbane), the quartet HOPE DRONE is back with their third album "Void Lustre".

In 2012 the band gave their first sign of life with the digital single "From Mimas To Phoebe“. The following year, the self-titled debut was released on OSCL (Australia) and MOMENT OF COLLAPSE. In their Australian homeland, the band played from now on as a solid support for Deathwish or Relapse bands. Consequently their second album "Cloak Of Ash“ (2015) was also released on RELAPSE. With this album, the band finally managed to establish themselves at the top of the league of modern post-black metal bands.

For their third album "Void Lustre“, the quartet took a little more time. The five songs consistently continue the band‘s path. Nothing is rushed here. Slowly and deliberately, atmosphere and tension build up and then end in a blastbeat thunderstorm. The sound is not strictly bound to (black metal) conventions and oscillates between ambient, post-rock, drone and post-hardcore and sludge elements. "Void Lustre“ is not a blind rage, but a thoroughly breathtaking and intense album.

The nihilistic singing of CHRIS ROWDEN is accustomed to complaining and skillfully subordinates to the instrumental garment, so that there is never obtrusiveness. If you are looking for a related band, you will find them at DEAFHEAVEN and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, but ALTAR OF PLAGUES and DOWNFALL OF GAIA are also mentioned here.

Issued on tape by Sludgelord Records (SLR041) & CD//LP by Moments of Collapse (MOC141)

Sludgelord Records (SLR041) 2019


releases August 30, 2019

Tracked by Christopher Brownbill @ Underground Audio, Bribane, Australia.
Mixed by Christopher Brownbill & Hope Drone @ Underground Audio
Mastered by: Mell Dettmer
Artwork & Layout by: Joscha Bauer

Hope Drone is:

Chris Rowden | Guitar, Vocals
Karl Hartwig | Guitar, Noise
Aaron Pickersgill | Bass
Francis Keil | Drums

Band info:www.facebook.com/HopeDrone


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