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SHAPE OF DESPAIR Announces First Album In Seven Years Return To The Void

2022, now much more depressing.

Shape Of Despair 2022
Photo by Henri Koivula

Funeral doom legend Shape Of Despair is back for the first time since 2015 with a new song called "Reflection In Slow Time" and a coming new album called Return To The Void. Shape Of Despair has kept their output to a minimum in the past nearly 20 years, but when they do decide to release something it's always masterfully done.

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“Not long after Monotony Fields [in 2015], I started composing for Return To The Void,” said guitarist and founding Shape Of Despair member Jarno Salomaa. “At first, the title song sounded too primitive. I thought I would make a solo album out of it, but after a while, the song reminded me of older Raven material. Naturally and eventually, it started to feel like a Shape Of Despair song."

Return To The Void is out February 25. Pre-orders are available here.

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