Black Lava is now streaming their new single "Eye Of The Moon" from their coming debut record Soul Furnace. The single drives forward with an urgent energy, only slowing down at points to really stomp the earth and make its presence known. That last part mostly referencing the crunchy-ass ending part of "Eye Of The Moon," whose heaviness practically forces you to headbang.
For those unaware, Black Lava is drummer Dan Presland (ex-Ne Obliviscaris, Vipassi, A Million Dead Birds Laughing), guitarist Ben Boyle (A Million Dead Birds Laughing, Hadal Maw, Vipassi), vocalist Rob Watkins, and bassist Tim Anderson (Hadal Maw).
"'Eye of the Moon' tells a story of a man embarking on a journey through harsh landscapes – such as snow, forests and mountains – in search of a witches lair, looking for strength and guidance," said Black Lava of the song and video.
"The clip was shot in the beautiful scenes of Mt Buffalo, in Victoria, Australia. With its stunning landscape, dramatic cliffs and peaks, it was the perfect location for the story to take place. Filmed in the heart of winter over three days, the conditions were extremely difficult with temperatures dropping from -1 to -7 Celsius, which proved especially hard on camera equipment and the crews, with the constant snow, rain, and wind, made it near impossible to capture the artistic vision. Our hands were freezing at times and could hardly move, but with an amazing dedicated team we persevered with its creation, and what you see is the result."
The video for "Eye Of The Moon" was filmed and edited by Colin Jeffs and produced by both Black Lava and Ten of Swords. Soul Furnace is available for pre-order here. On the topic of the album itself, Watkins offered the following.
"In the world of Black Lava, the lyrics are set in a time and world long gone and forgotten, mostly made up of fantasy and a medieval theme, fitting for the realms of our style of music. We draw inspiration from the natural environment and mother nature, ancient witchcraft and the glory of warriors in battle. I picture Black Lava as visiting an ancient beast in a cave giving you a chance to escape the outside world through its tales and mythology."