Partners With Knotfest.com To Release Haunting Video
For New Single âBright Eyesâ
Filmed In Salem, Massachusetts & New York City
See The VideoÂ HERE
Ritual Doom Metal Act, Featuring Gwyn Strang &
Sean Bilovecky (formerly Disengage),
To Release Anticipated AlbumÂ Skin & Sorrow
September 23 Via Aqualamb Records
Recently Signed To The Oracle Management,
Globally Represented By Dez & Anahstasia Fafara,
And Hailed As An âArtist You Need To Knowâ ByÂ RevolverÂ &
âThe New Face Of Doomâ ByÂ Metal Hammer
Pre-Sales ForÂ Skin & SorrowÂ Available NowÂ HERE
Each Album Comes With Accompanying 100-Page Art Book
FrayleâsÂ newest single and video may be their most gripping yet. The ritual doom metal act, featuring frontwomanÂ Gwyn StrangÂ andÂ guitaristÂ Sean Bilovecky, is partnering withÂ Knotfest.comÂ to premiere the video today. Filmed in New York City and Salem, Massachusetts, the infamous site of the Salem Witch Trials, the provocative art piece is a powerful meditation on empowerment and shedding the mask to reveal the true self.
SaysÂ Strang,Â â’Bright Eyes’Â is about the facade we wear when weâre going through something heavy. Sometimes weâll mask what weâre going through so that everyone around us feels comfortable or doesnât ask us to show and share our vulnerabilities.
The imagery of a female ‘goth’ roller skating past the house that was once lived in by a judge that was personally responsible for the executions during the Salem Witch Trials is powerful to us.â
See the video forÂ âBright EyesâÂ here:Â https://youtu.be/HY-1ig1iRUY
AsÂ Knotfest.comÂ declares, âEmbracing a unique balance of doom that encapsulates an element of the harmonious and the hulking, the bandâs pedigree spans a sophisticated stylistic spectrum â¦ Anchored by Strangâs often heartbreaking, harrowing vocal harmony is countered by Biloveckyâs metallic blare â the kind of lumbering guitar riffage that layers with suffocating heft.â
âBright EyesâÂ is fromÂ FrayleâsÂ forthcoming LP,Â Skin & Sorrow,Â which will now be releasedÂ September 23Â viaÂ Aqualamb Records.
Skin & SorrowÂ was fully written and recorded byÂ BiloveckyÂ andÂ StrangÂ from the third floor of their own studio, on the edge of Cleveland, surrounded by ancient lakes and woods that echo the howls of coyotes. The band is rounded out live byÂ Jason KnotekÂ on bass andÂ Jon VinsonÂ on drums.
The recordÂ followsÂ FrayleâsÂ groundbreaking debutÂ 1692Â in 2020 that further introduced the world to their penchant for creating âlullabies over chaos.â Tracks featureÂ StrangâsÂ ambient vocals laid over the voluminous instrumentals ofÂ BiloveckyÂ (formerly of Disengage), morphing into disturbing harmonies best described as music for the night sky and are poised to dominate the doom circuit.
In addition to haunting original tracks that push heavy music into new dimensions (an inspirational mix ofÂ SleepÂ andÂ Portishead, orÂ Black SabbathÂ andÂ Bjork), the duo is known for their cryptic covers including takes onÂ Johnny Cashâs âRing Of FireâÂ andÂ Bauhausâ âBela Lugosiâs Dead.â
Their passioned creations have caught the attention ofÂ RevolverÂ who named the band âone of the five artists you need to know in Aprilâ as seenÂ HERE, who called their previously-released title track âeerie and ethereal for its first half, but slowly lets more crunchy fuzz into the fold that builds up to a detonating finish with gobs of spiritual atmosphere.â As wellÂ Metal HammerÂ has heraldedÂ FrayleÂ as âthe new face of doomâ in their latest issue.
Recently,Â FrayleÂ signed toÂ The Oracle Management,Â now part of the roster that also includesÂ Cradle of Filth, DevilDriver, Jinjer, Wednesday 13Â and more hard rock and metal acts all represented by co-owners ofÂ The Oracle ManagementÂ Dez and Anahstasia Fafara. In one of the first orders of business,Â FrayleÂ joined on forÂ Cradle of Filthâs âExistence Is Futileâ Headlining Tour.
The track listing forÂ Skin & SorrowÂ includes:
1.Â Â Â Treacle & Revenge
2.Â Â Â Bright Eyes
3.Â Â Â Skin & Sorrow
4.Â Â Â Ipecac
5.Â Â Â Stars
6.Â Â Â Roses
7.Â Â Â Sacrifant
8.Â Â Â All The Things I Was
9.Â Â Â Song For The Dead
10.Â Â Perfect Wound
Presales forÂ Skin & SorrowÂ are available now atÂ Aqualamb Recordsâ websiteÂ with iridescent, metallic blue, metallic turquoise and metallic violet vinyl variants, CD and digital options. dditional Europe only vinyl variants will be coming viaÂ Lay Bare Recordings. Each purchase comes with an accompanying 100-page book filled with lush artwork, drawings, lyrics and additional content to get inside the mind ofÂ FrayleÂ and the creative process.
Heavy, Low, & Witchy.Â FrayleÂ is a doom, sludge band from Cleveland, formed in 2017 by guitarist Sean Bilovecky (ex-DISENGAGE) and singer Gwyn Strang. They draw their inspiration from bands like Sleep, Portishead, Bjork, Kyuss, & Black Sabbath.Â FrayleÂ makes music for the night sky.
About Aqualamb Records
Inspired by the lack of album art in the age of invisible music, Brooklyn-based record label AQUALAMB publishes 100+ page printed books of artwork and writings as a tangible accompaniment to its releases. Essentially, each album’s art and liner notes (traditionally confined to an LP gatefold, a CD booklet, or the screen of some music-playing device) are reconfigured into book form. Each book includes links to the music and digital content.