Release: 27 July 2021
I started playing this track as I was typing in this piece and have to say with the haunting female vocals combined with the deep male vocals this is an absolute gem of a song. There are so many style combined perfectly it this pure gothic song.
Any fan of the Genre will absolutely love this song. Well done on a perfect song.
Abbey Death: “Death is for the Living” (featuring Addam Robert Paul)
Goth songs are best served spooky, and Abbey Death’s ‘Death is for the Living’ has got the spook! The best goth songs are also ones that you can dance to, and Abbey Death provides a grimly fascinating bout of gothrock and darkwave bliss.
The title comes from newscasts Valerie Abbey tuned into. She explains, “It’s been a year of deaths and close calls. However, only the survivors hear about it. I heard a friend say ‘Death is for the Living’ in regards to the news reporting lots of deaths as a way to grab our attention. It all grew so frustrating! To balance this, I started writing this brooding-abrasive yet chilly romanticized track to give a traditional dark intensity back to the meaning of death in a remote, stylistic statement.”
Evolving upon the sound they developed over the last 7 years, husband-and-wife duo Valerie Abbey and Abbey Nex built a new studio to record the highest quality Abbey Death material to date. Armed with new hardware and software, Abbey Nex is particularly thrilled with “being able to physically play electronic drums as opposed to programming them. Writing ‘Death is for the Living’ gives us the creative flow we strived to reach since starting this band.”
The single features guest vocalist Addam Robert Paul of ritual industrial band TheDestructPrinciple. His sheering vocals on the chorus bring the song to life. Abbey Nex reflects, “I am very happy Valerie asked Addam to get in on this. His vocal contribution puts this song in a wild new dimension. This single builds in and out from moody to powerfully heavy music overlayed with fantastic vocal harmonies.” Addam is a longtime fan of the band and reflects, “Hearing the soundscapes they crafted – and Valerie’s haunting vocals – touched me at a specific time of mental turmoil and culminated in a very potent and unsympathetic delivery of my current thought process.”
Pushing the boundaries, ‘Death is for the Living’ could be the summer-time sadness goth hit of 2021.
Available on PROJEKT‘s Bandcamp page July 27, 2021 as a Name Your Own Price track.
Abbey Death BIO:
Abbey Death is the gothic union of two souls who were destined to meet. Valerie Abbey (of Valerie Gentile) and Abbey Nex take on the goth / industrial world utilizing past experiences in Combichrist, The Cruxshadows, Psyclon Nine, Angelspit, Genitorturers, and Black Tape For A Blue Girl. This has led the duo to release their debut EP “REALIGNMENT” in 2016, collaborating with Sevin VII (Columbine) on the 2016 single ‘The Veil’, releasing their sophomore EP “ETHOS” in 2018, and covering Phil Collins’ infamous song ‘Land of Confusion’ in 2020. Abbey Death’s journey will continue, as their energetic live performances have and continue to grace multiple stages around the world as they perfect their sound.
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