THE BLINDING DARK - 4TH OF NOVEMBER 2016
There is no Berlin Wall to defiantly dance on any more.
We live in dark, confusing times and Covenant wrote an album about how that makes them feel. In a world that’s stopped making sense, we need to learn how to see in the dark and ”The Blinding Dark” is a triumphant embrace of the strength and resilience of the soul. It’s the dystopian, unforgiving music of the reflective shadows we all carry within us, but often lack the courage to take a good look at. It’s implosive instead of explosive, fuelled by cold fury rather than a roaring fire, as beautiful as a collapsed star.
”The Blinding Dark” will make you feel the outrage and the sorrow of a band that refuses to smooth things over, put on a brave face and reach for false hopes. It’s staring into the darkness with eyes wide shut.
It’s also a new chapter for Covenant. The trio that became a quintet hasn’t sounded this focused and so on target since the legendary album ”Sequencer” 22 years ago. But there is nothing nostalgic about ”The Blinding Dark”. It steers like an unstoppable Nautilus through the black waters, straight towards the future, never looking back.
Welcome to the void.
"The Blinding Dark” will be released in several different versions: CD, vinyl and extended artwork all produced directly by the band.
Covenant The Blinding Dark
1. Fulwell (intro)
Psychonaut EP – Instrumental Bonus Album
1. The blinding light
Psychonaut EP Session – Digital Extra Material
1. Death of Identity (50 minute full version)
SOUND MIRRORS – OUT ON AUGUST 26 2016!
2016 THE BLINDING DARK
We all have a blind spot. A place inside ourselves that we cannot see. It’s there. We can feel it. We know it holds a secret, hidden, dark, unseeable. We know it like we know about dark matter and black holes: the world makes no sense without it.
Leaving Babylon is out and available worldwide!
A nine track album featuring songs written and produced by the band, including new live member Andreas Catjar, keyboardist Daniel Jonasson, and founding members Eskil Simonsson and Joakim Montelius as well as two tracks written in cooperation with former member Daniel Myer plus a version of Swedish artist dimbodius’ song Not To Be Here!
The limited edition bonus CD contains an epic 76 minute ambient spoken word piece featuring Swedish poet Helena Österlund. The CD and the digital download version contain a hidden track!
COVENANT LEAVING BABYLON
1. Leaving Babylon
2. Prime Movers
3. For Our Time
4. Thy Kingdome Come
5. I walk Slow
6. Ignorance & Bliss
7. Last Dance
8. Auto (circulation)
9. Not To Be Here
LIMITED EDITION BONUS CD
1. Jag är fullständigt tung (feat. Helena Österlund)
The US and the vinyl edition has a different trackorder but same songs.
EUROPE DEPENDENT RECORDS
Covenant Leaving Babylon CD [MIND214]
Covenant Leaving Babylon 2CD Digipak Limited Edition [MIND215]
Very limited (only 1000 copies) luxury 180 gram gatefold vinyl of Leaving Babylon [MIND216]
US METROPOLIS RECORDS
Covenant Leaving Babylon CD [MET889]
Covenant Leaving Babylon 2CD Limited Edition [MET890]
Over at iTunes you can order a Deluxe Edition of "Leaving Babylon" with a digital booklet and as a bonus, Dupont's awesome remix of "Last Dance" that was also available on the B-side of the now sold out Last Dance 7” vinyl.
With 2011’s Modern Ruin still a fresh memory, Covenant is already back in the studio working on a follow-up, tentatively titled Leaving Babylon. Featuring material that spans from Northern Light-era demos to brand-new creations, Leaving Babylon promises to be a bold new direction for the band.
Beat-heavy yet introspective; Leaving Babylon is Covenant’s sonic exploration into uncharted emotional waters. It’s the feeling of memory made sound—the melancholy of Sweden in the wintertime, the strange beat of electric hearts, and the longing for forgotten parties.
It's time to listen. It's time to heed the sound of the sirens. What are they telling us? Who is really playing the tunes we dance to?
We are not Leaving Babylon. Not yet.
Last Dance EP is now available world wide. A six track EP featuring four new songs, Last Dance features a song written by each member of Covenant, including new live member Andreas Catjar, keyboardist Daniel Jonasson, and founding members Eskil Simonsson and Joakim Montelius. Last Dance serves as an appetiser for the brand new album ‘Leaving Babylon’ out in early September 2013.
You can listen to the new single here!
The vinyl version will be released 28th of June A red vinyl 7” single containing ‘Last Dance’ and an exclusive remix of the song by Dupont that is limited to 500 copies.
You can order the vinyl here:
Released in Europe by Dependent records:
Housed in beautiful digipak artwork and including a sticker, it is limited to 3000 copies.
Covenant - Last Dance EP [07.06.2013] Mind 208
In Sweden it's available via Sound Pollution: http://www.soundpollutiondistribution.se/artiklar/nytt-pa-synth-fronten-med-svenska-covenant
And in North America from Metropolis Records!
FI - Helsinki - Gloria
IT - Prato - Exenzia
IT - Turin - Padiglione 14 (New venue!)
BE - Antwerp - Zappa
DE - Hildesheim - Mera Luna Festival
DE - Deutzen - NCN Festival
MX - Mexico City - El Plaza Condesa
US - LA - Gothic Cruise, Carnival Miracle