Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets April 24th as the international release date for White Nights' striking debut EP, Into the Lap of the Ancient Mother, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
White Nights are as sonically bewildering as their moniker. Strange and unorthodox but unapologetically so, this mysterious entity create warped, literally sun-damaged dirges of abstract black metal deviated further by undertones of shimmering deathrock. Lysergic and languorous, there's nevertheless a haunting undercurrent of stifled violence across Into the Lap of the Ancient Mother, the band's first public recording. Whether this sort of ambling strangeness was created spur of the moment or was simmering in the mind of its creator(s) for years is anyone's guess, but on evidence of these 17 minutes of fried-frequency despair, White Nights are fucking potent and hallucinatory.
Just trip out on the cover artwork - the CD and vinyl feature different artwork, each equally fucked - and partake of these nuclear-powered mushrooms...oblivion awaits as you head Into the Lap of the Ancient Mother with White Nights as your guide.
Drop out with the new video for "Drift From Irminsul" HERE
at Iron Bonehead's official YouTube channel. Respective CD and vinyl covers as well as tracklisting are as follows: