North Carolina’s Blackwater Drowning has released “Mortal Coil,” the second single from its upcoming full-length album, “Sonder//Satori” (July 8, 2022, Blood Blast Distribution; pre-order here).
“Thematically, this song speaks to the visceral desire to look beyond the mere physical aspects of this world and into the elements beyond our understanding,” the band said. “The video takes a hard, metaphorical look at breaking the binds that entrap us in the cyclical thought patterns that do not serve us. We used the rope art of Shibari to visually illustrate the concept of these intangible ties that affix us all to the mortal plane. The rope art was beautifully executed by local artist Devin Parker of Parker Rope Works, and the video was masterfully captured by videography legend Sabrina Lee.”
‘Sonder//Satori’ track listing:
1. THE FIFTH ELEMENT
2. ABYSSAL (feat. Brian Kingsland)
3. MORTAL COIL
4. SNAKE JUICE
6. THE CAGED
7. ABERRANT LEAVES
Blackwater Drowning upcoming live dates:
6/11 – Piedmont, SC @ Tribbles
6/17 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (w/ Suffocation)
8/13 – Battle Creek, MI @ 2022 Michigan Metal Fest
Blackwater Drowning is a five-piece melodic death metal band from North Carolina. Formed in 2014 by singer Morgan Riley and guitarist Jeremy Bennett, the band is completed by guitarist Ron Dalton Jr., bassist Aria Novi and drummer Chris Peavy.
“We felt like the term ‘blackwater’ represented both darkness and rebirth,” Novi said. “We added drowning to convey the idea that the darkness could be all-consuming, and that one could, in fact, lose themselves entirely to that darkness.”
Since the its inception, Blackwater Drowning has recorded two EPs and supported acts such as Soulfly, Jinjer, Otep and Last Ten Second of Life. During the challenges of the pandemic, the band wrote and recorded its soon-to-be-released first full-length album at Blackplate Productions in Dunn, North Carolina, with Jon Berrier and Garrett Barefoot.
The band previously released a video for “Aberrant Leaves,” the first single from “Sonder//Satori.”