Today, Shadow Kingdom Records sets November 23rd as the international release date for Pale Divine’s highly anticipated fifth album, Pale Divine, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
For nearly 25 years now, Pale Divine have been perfecting the proto-doom sound – rooted in the ’70s, particularly Pentagram and Ozzy-era Black Sabbath but also Sir Lord Baltimore, Leafhound, and even very early Judas Priest – but predating so many cloying pretenders ever since. Not for them is this just another trendy bandwagon to jump on; Pale Divine truly LIVE this music. The public’s tastes may be fickle, but diehards know and love the name Pale Divine. And for very good reason: albums like 2001’s Thunder Perfect Mind and 2004’s Eternity Revealed are considered classics of the genre, carrying the torch of ’80s forebears like Saint Vitus and Trouble, and keeping that flame burning whatever the cost.
And though it’s been six long years since Pale Divine‘s last album, 2012’s Shadow Kingdom-released Painted Windows Black, the power-trio sound more energized than ever on Pale Divine. A veritable tour de force of everything that’s been brewing in the band’s cauldron lo these many years, Pale Divine explodes with thunder and swagger at every turn: from epic metal excursions to bluesy rockers, groove behemoths to graveyard laments, psychedelic swirl to straight-up crush, this album literally has it ALL! Naturally, actual honest-to-goodness songwriting
The more things change, the more they stay the same sometimes, and there stands Pale Divine, tall and proud. In 2018, you’re not gonna find a better, more rockin’ and more pure DOOM album than Pale Divine! Hear for yourself with the new track “Spinning Wheel” HERE at Shadow Kingdom‘s Bandcamp, where the album can be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Pale Divine’s Pale Divine
1. Spinning Wheel
2. Bleeding Soul
3. Chemical Decline
4. So Low
5. Curse the Shadows
6. Shades of Blue
7. Silver Tongues
8. Ship of Fools