Mysterious Spells

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    Cold in Berlin announce their new album The Comfort of Loss and Dust will be released on 4th May by Candlelight Records. 10 tracks of unprecedented scope and power, recorded at Gun Factory Studios, London and Mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Sunn O))) and Electric Wizard).
    A black mass of doomy punk rock awaits the listener, fired by the Gothic imaginings of vocalist/lyricist Maya. With its dark soundscapes spun in haunting imagery and a feeling of the uncanny, The Comfort of Loss and Dust plays like the aural accompaniment to a Hermann Hesse nightmare. The down-tuned guitars and powerful drums create a tide of sound; carrying Maya's vocals as she twists and writhes through the murky waters of love, loss and bone-shaking lust.

    “The album travels. We draw from diverse, supernatural landscapes. From the Yorkshire Moors to the barren beauty of Iceland, from India to the Catacombs beneath Paris. All share a similar mystery - and for me, are tied up with some form of loss. I think the listener will travel with us.”

    The record’s centrepiece is the seven-minute Mysterious Spells - a post-mortem of youthful abandonment and a terrifying journey into the miasma of our current malaise. Electricity crackles, Tibetan singing bowls ring and prayers are offered as the band completes its metamorphosis into a new kind of audible beast, Cold in Berlin at their darkest, heaviest and shin-shattering best.

    “With this album, definition is difficult but pain resonates throughout; the powerful sound of survival,” - Maya.

    Following on from their critically acclaimed debut album Give Me Walls (2010, Cargo) and the 2012 follow up And Yet, this release will be the bands’ second on pioneering independent label Candlelight Records.

    Since forming in 2010, London-based Cold in Berlin has played throughout Europe alongside some of the most revered alternative acts, graced major festival stages and won praise from influential publications including Q, Mojo, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Clash. Last year saw Cold in Berlin cement their position in the UK’s underground scene with a lauded appearance at Whitby Goth Weekend and a presence in the Terror and Wonder exhibition at the British Library.

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lyrics

There's time now were one on one
There is power in the regret of your tongue
I can breathe it in if you can breathe it out
I can swallow a whisper I can swallow a shout
I prefer the glass half empty
I prefer the girl when she's alone
Casting mysterious spells
Raising exotic hell
You can twist from me such exotic rot
I was not what you wanted I was what you got
The most powerful woman I've seen is crawling inside what's left of me
Through those mysterious spells
Raising exotic hell
She has woken naked on rooftop
Calling madness frantic towards the sky
She has walked in the likelihood of shame
Her future stumbles blindly by
All for those mysterious spells
She's raising exotic hell
There will be a moment that splits everything
A pause that shifts direction
When you ease between two versions of yourself
As all futures spread before you
Treading on and trampling on all your past
There will be a breath in which all songs stall and bring you back to this moment
When suns and stars and moons collide inside your chest
Your lungs will fill with the light of might
And there will be days that tear you apart with the strength of their loss
And nights etched with misguided attempts to end misunderstood lustful endings
While London sits mute and painful beneath the red August sun
And there will be dreams that cast mysterious spells on to your waking hours
And creatures that twist from your belly and crawl nightmarish between the cracks in your day time dreams
And there will be lovers oh there will be lovers to dance with and scream with in grateful exhalation
Those isolated prayers against loneliness
But aging will sweep from you great moments you never knew
And loss will carve your heart
Calcifying into weird and unknowable shapes
And rainbows will chase you into shadows behind old photographs
To prove that anything can come from nothing
And beasts will wait silently behind the locked doors of if
And in that moment all will be lost
And your forgotten self will creep behind you low and beastly
For Persephone stalks your thoughts into sweet regret
And breathing secret never on to every decision to come
And as the song ends so you are done for
For it is true we do not believe what we please
For all is mysterious spells and exotic hell
Oh those mysterious spells
Raising exotic hell
I prefer the glass half empty
I prefer the girl when she's alone
Oh those mysterious spells
Raising exotic hell
I prefer the glass half empty
I prefer the girl when she's alone
I prefer the taste of mysterious spells
Raising exotic hell
Oh those mysterious spells

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from The Comfort of Loss & Dust, released April 5, 2015

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'A a voice that could fell oaks at 100 meters... razor-sharp guitar wizardry.' Q Magazine

'A mesmerising set of doomy, goth-infused tracks' Metal Hammer.
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