Hailing from Colorado, USA, Velnias came into being in late 2006 and established themselves by force of steady and captivating live performances throughout the years, be it single concerts and rituals or tours with the likes of Agalloch, Mournful Congregation or the recent EU appearances with Kampfar in 2013 & 2014.
Originally issued in 2008 and published under several different pressings since then, this reworked re-edition of the band’s debut Sovereign Nocturnal comes with deluxe packaging and new stunning artwork as Gatefold CD, Gatefold LP and Digital format. With three songs and a total running time of over 40 minutes, Sovereign Nocturnal is widely described as a harmonic combination of sorrowful black metal with a sprawling doom atmosphere, combined with elements of folk and moody acoustic passages. Their musical foundation, with intertwined tracks of long brooding atmospheric monuments and feral yet fragile riffs with healthy traces of folk, manage to invoke the sense of a moonlit forest and the spirits within, nature’s majesty and humanities irrevocable demise.
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