ON THORNS I LAY present music video for new single “Thorns Of Fire”.

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ON THORNS I LAY are perennial doomsayers. For 20+ years, these Greek titans have been crafting immense tales of loss and despair. But on the new single off their upcoming album, they warn of a fast-approaching apocalypse that’s so powerful, it might be too late for us to escape.

“Thorns Of Fire” is the grand finale on the band’s upcoming self-titled album, which will be released on October 13th via Season Of Mist. So it’s fitting that the song leaves us with a dark and doomy depiction of our final days. Cymbals crash with the impending force of rising tides, while the riffs fall like acid rain, leaving no choice but to bang our heads as we face our inevitable demise.

” ‘Thorns Of Fire’ is about the crimes humanity has committed against the seed of life”, says the band.

Halfway through its near eight-minute runtime, “Thorns of Fire” simmers into a somber instrumental interlude. Ominous flute swirls amidst somber pricks of Christos Dragamestianos’ tamboura, only for vocalist Peter Miliadis to swallow the near silence with his unholy inferno of a Death growl.

“We humans defy the ways and laws of Nature,” the band says, “but we will not escape from its wrath and revenge!”

ON THORNS I LAY started as a Death Metal band together with other cult bands in Greece in the early 90’s such as ROTTING CHRIST, SEPTICFLESH, NECROMANTIA, NIGHTFALL and started to spread their name in the local and global underground scene.

The band has released nine albums so far such as “Orama”, “Crystal Tears”, “Aegean Sorrow” and “Threnos” gaining great reviews in (Scream Norway, album of the month, Inferno Finland 5/5, Metal Storm Top 5 albums of 2020 and many others…). They have shared the stage with great bands such as DREAM THEATER, IN FLAMES, ANATHEMA, AMORPHIS, KATATONIA, ROTTING CHRIST, TIAMAT, THE GATHERING, SATYRICON, SEPTICFLESH and many more… The band’s last album “Threnos” (2020) followed the path of atmospheric, yet emotional Doom Death Metal – paying tribute to the roots and representing the trademark sound of the band once again. ON THORNS I LAY continue to tell dense stories of loss and despair.

After their mini tour at the Baltic states with ROTTING CHRIST in 2022, ON THORNS I LAY finished the recordings of their 10th album which will be released in the Fall of 2023.

“On Thorns I Lay” track listing:

  1. Fallen from Grace
  2. Newborn Skies
  3. Crestfallen
  4. Among the Wolves
  5. Raise Empires
  6. Thorns of Fire

You can watch the official music video for “Thorns Of Fire” below:

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