Suldusk to release debut album “Lunar Falls” on April 12th 2019

Suldusk Lunar Falls cover
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Suldusk - a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield - weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock

Suldusk is set to release her debut full-length album, entitled “Lunar Falls”, on April 12th, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now via Bandcamp.
The album will also be released as a collector’s Edition Digipack-CD (first press, limited to 1000 copies) and LP (limited colored vinyl with poster) via the Northern Silence Productions webshop and Bandcamp. The limited edition LP is only available via the webshop while supplies last - only 99 copies remaining!
The album’s undercurrent theme is about living on the margins, and the intolerable suffering and sacrifice in the quest for identity. Nature provides much of the lyrical inspiration as the source of refuge and guidance throughout this quest. “Lunar Falls” is dedicated to the memory of late singer-songwriter Aleah Starbridge (Trees of Eternity).
Listeners can get an idea of what mystic sounds Suldusk has to offer on “Lunar Falls” via a newly released track, “The Elm” - an adaptation of Aleah and Juha Raivio’s track “Sinking Ships”. The hair-raising track is available to stream below.
Highfield says: “"The Elm" is an authorized adaptation of "Sinking Ships" by Trees of Eternity. It is my tribute to Aleah Stanbridge who never lived to see the impact her music has had”.
With “Lunar Falls”, Emily Highfield explains that she wants to convey an escape to a soothing and real place. Her organic, earthly approach to music creates an immersive soundscape - a powerful panorama of shimmering guitars, haunting melodies and atmospheric density.
Highfield adds: “"Lunar Falls" is a sonic midnight forest trek - at times beguiling and soothing, and at once harsh and raw. Like nature itself. Bands that inspire me are immersive, honest and risk takers. I’m inspired by and love acoustic-driven and atmospheric/depressive metal - like Agalloch, Opeth, Saor, Unreqvited, Heretoir and Trees of Eternity”.
Suldusk first turned heads a few years ago after frontwoman and then-solo artist Emily Highfield uploaded some of her compositions to Soundcloud. When the melancholic black metal-infused acoustic track “Drogue” ended up reaching over 10,000 plays in less than a month, Highfield knew she was onto something great. This inspired Highfield to create the live and current incarnation of Suldusk - a chamber metal ensemble which has since been embraced by audiences and underground musicians alike.
“Lunar Falls” was engineered, mixed and produced by Mark Kelson, with additional engineering by Jesse Oberin. The album was mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering.
1. Eleos
2. Solus Ipse
3. The Elm
4. Aphasia
5. Three Rivers
6. Autumnal Resolve
7. Catacombs
8. Nazaré
9. Drogue
10. Sovran Shrines
Emily Highfield: Vocals, Guitar
Mark Kelson: Guitar, Bass, Keys
Glenn James: Percussion
Marty O’Shea: Drums
Nicky Blackmore and Bryan Murphy: Additional Guitar
Francesca Mountford: Cello