The Forlorn Soldier


Debemur Morti Productions (France)
Producer: Januaryo Hardy
Number of discs: 1

March 2020 – Debemur Morti Productions
1. When a Great Man Dies
2. Children of the Homeland
3. With Their Names Engraved

Indonesian atmospheric and symphonic Black Metal band PURE WRATH make their DMP debut in typically poignant style with new EP “The Forlorn Soldier”, a consummate trailer for the upcoming third album.

Formed 2014 in West Java, PURE WRATH is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Januaryo Hardy, who presents here an emotive 3-track, almost-half-hour exploration of events behind a brutal incident during the ‘60s genocide in Indonesia where male members of a family were kidnapped and ‘vanished’ by a tyrannical army in the name of “so-called nationalism”.

Darker, more immersive, expansive and organic than previous work, “The Forlorn Soldier” goes deeper still – through powerful melodic cascades, impassioned vocals, skilled guest drumwork from Yurii Kononov (ex-WHITE WARD) and piano contributions by Dice Midyanti (VICTORIAN) – to an all-encompassing realm where mythic dreamscapes meet bloody thematic realism.
releases March 6, 2020

Januaryo Hardy – Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Yurii Kononov – Drums
Dice Midyanti – Piano on “When A Great Man Dies”
Instruments recorded at Insidious Soundlab.
Vocals recorded at Apache Studio.
Drums recorded at Dark Blue Records.
Mixed and mastered by Januaryo Hardy.
Music and lyrics by Januaryo Hardy.
Cover painting by Aghy Purakusuma.
Layouy by Januaryo Hardy.

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