Are you a fan of Sisters of Mercy, HIM, or Fields of the Nephilim? If so, UK-based gothic rock band HER DESPAIR might have just the music for you! The band sends word that they’ve got an all new album and video for your listening and viewing pleasure. The album is called Exorcisms of Eroticism, and the song is called “The Exorcism.”
Check out the video below, then read on for all the details!
From The HER DESPAIR Press Release
HER DESPAIR began as a solo studio project with the release of the 2015 album Hymns For the Hopeless. Showcasing the melodramatic sound and aesthetic of gothic music with the accessibility of punk and the stylings of heavy metal, the project has subsequently evolved into the current full line-up.
Drawing in?uence from such classic acts as The Sisters of Mercy and Fields of the Nephilim, alongside more contemporary bands such as HIM, Rammstein and The 69 Eyes, HER DESPAIR create their own unique twist on the styles they are inspired by.
“The Exorcism” revolves around the intoxication of lust; that overwhelming desire for someone to the extent that it feels you could be possessed. The term “exorcism” here, is very much a euphemism. Musically, we wanted to draw on influences such as Suspiria, focusing on dance synths rather than our more usual sounds. We wanted something that was suitably hard-hitting, but could also get the dance floor moving.
The accompanying video [see above] encapsulates the mood of the music perfectly, and we would recommend you watch it, if you dare.
You can snag a copy of Exorcisms of Eroticism on Amazon right now! You can also stream the entire album here if you want to try before you buy.
Cool stuff! What do you think? Did you give their live stream a listen? Will you snag a copy of the new album? Tell us in the comments!