Vocalist Xenoyr (Ne Obliviscaris, Omega Infinity) and pianist and harpist Lindsay Schoolcraft (Lindsay Schoolcraft, ex-Cradle of Filth) have launched their new band Antiqva, and are streaming their debut track "Funeral Crown" exclusively through Metal Injection right now! Seriously, if you're a fan of bands like Dimmu Borgir or even Ne Obliviscaris, you're really going to dig this. I especially love how upfront the orchestral elements are, and how integral they quickly become to the song.
Here's what the band had to say about the song and the project itself.
"Music from Antiqva has been a long time coming, but like most good things it required patience and maturing. For obvious reasons this year, our individual main projects were delayed and/or unable to tour so we seized the opportunity to focus largely on developing our sound more, and finally through pandemic and isolation, recorded across 5 countries, we now emerge with our debut track, ‘Funeral Crown’.
"In short the song discusses the abuse of power, something we've all been exposed to, subjected to or even been a part of, and it paints a picture of the potential consequences. The interest we've garnered so far has been overwhelming considering we're ultimately a brand new band, but we hope this will whet your appetite for what is to come. Thank you to those who've followed and supported our journey so far."
Antiqva will release "Funeral Crown" as a limited edition 12" available here on December 4.