CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX releases the second new track, taken from the upcoming album “Banefyre”. The upcoming full-length is set for worldwide release on September 09, 2022, via Season of Mist.

Justin comments: “Although this is not a ‘lock down’ song, Belinda’s lyrics were certainly inspired by the lack of human activity we found when the first lockdown began. We were going for walks where I live in the countryside and the silence was amazing, the air seemed fresher and there was a definite increase of wildlife activity. So it made us both realize more than ever how ugly we are as a race, humans basically ruin everything.

Musically this is one of my personal faves on the new album, ‘BANEFYRE, The Musical!’ It plays an integral part in the sound journey, it’s simple but powerful. Very CBP.”

Belinda comments: “Justin sent me the demo with the title, I thought the song was beautiful, so I couldn’t just plonk down (write) just anything. It had to be right.

The inspiration for the song hit me during the first wave of Covid. When I was over visiting Justin in the UK, and I couldn’t get back home for quite some time due to travel restrictions.

So, we were spending a lot of time outside in the countryside and I was amazed at the quick turn nature took for the better, as soon as humans were removed from the equation.

The increased symphony of birdsong, bumble bees the size of my fist turning up in the garden, animals coming out of hiding and popping up here, there, and everywhere. Nature and its inhabitants were thriving to the very fullest. As they should.

It was beautiful, but also sad at the same time, knowing that when we get back to ‘normal, ‘the destruction continues.

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX previously announced new European tour dates in support of the new album, together with label mates IMPURE WILHELMINA and MØL. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below:

25.08.22 Germany Hannover @ Faust
26.08.22 Germany Hamburg @ Bahnhof Pauli
27.08.22 Denmark Copenhagen @ Hotel Cecil
28.08.22 Germany Berlin @ SO36
29.08.22 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal
30.08.22 Germany Munich @ Backstage
31.08.22 Hungary Budapest @ A38
01.09.22 Austria Vienna @ Chelsea
02.09.22 Italy Bologna @ Link
03.09.22 Switzerland Winterthur @ Gaswerk
04.09.22 France Paris @ Backstage
05.09.22 Germany Cologne @ Essigfabrik
06.09.22 Netherlands Zoetermeer @ Boerderij
07.09.22 UK London @ The Dome
08.09.22 UK Bristol @ The Fleece
09.09.22 UK Manchester @ Rebellion
10.09.22 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand

The album can be pre-saved on your favorite platform HERE.

Artwork: Original paintings created for this album by Lucy Marshall
Layout master: Benedikt Demmer

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Band photos: (c) Konrad Röhringer