Blackened heavy metal masters CLOAK will be releasing their third full-length, 'Black Flame Eternal,' on May 26, 2023! To celebrate this release, the Atlanta quartet is now sharing the blistering first single, "Invictus," along with a music video! The scorching new video was co-directed by Nic Adams and Cloak frontman Scott Taysom and it can be found at THIS LOCATION
Cloak drummer Sean Bruneau comments on the song, “No composition written by the band has so perfectly captured our essence to date. The time spent in isolation allowed not only personal growth, but tremendous reflection on a lifetime of inspiration. The song came together aggressively once we started working on new material, and it was clear that we were approaching things differently this time around. Anger and empowerment were much more evident as opposed to the more melody driven material in the past albums. To us, 'Invictus' is a thesis of sorts. It’s everything about who we were before this band and where we are headed together moving forward.”
In addition, CLOAK is now announcing a very special hometown album release performance, which will take place place at The Earl in Atlanta, GA on June 10!
Prior to that, the band will be performing at the Carolina Chainsaw Massacre Fest II in Greensboro, NC on May 6 followed by an appearance at the inaugural Hell in the Harbor festival, which takes place the weekend of the album's release in Baltimore, MD. All dates and tickets can be found below!
CLOAK is following up 2019's 'The Burning Dawn,' which was named one of the Best Albums of the year by Metal Insider
(#6), A&P Reacts
(#8), Treble Zine
(#11), and others.
'Black Flame Eternal' can be pre-saved across all streaming services HERE
and pre-ordered in North America HERE
However, the universe isn’t ready for Cloak to unleash its fury today! And so, due to an unforeseen technical difficulties, the official European store launch has been delayed and will be revealed at a later date! In the meantime, you can pre-order the new album and merch via Bandcamp HERE