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Latest Lantern News

Below is our complete Lantern news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Lantern Reveals Album Details

Lantern is gearing up to release "II: Morphosis" via Dark Descent Records on March 17th, 2017. The label issued this press release about the band and impending album:

"Since Lantern's debut full-length album 'Below' perfectly got the zeitgeist of the mid-10’s dark and arcane DM revival Dark Descent Records has almost become synonymous for, it would have made perfect sense for those Finns to simply so to speak return to very same cave and lock themselves up down there with no heat nor light for two weeks straight to conjure the same type of pitch black music.

"But this is where you draw the line in between those happy with their little niche and the real artists, destined to expand their horizon no matter what… Fear not, ‘II – Morphosis’ isn’t trying to reach for the light either and still reeks of the ancient metal ov death foul stench. And even if they’ve now officially integrated the three extra members the initial duo had with them since 2011 for live activities and recorded it as a five piece, there’s still here a palpable sense of obscurity throughout those nine songs, as if being seen through a veiled curtain.

"But many actually will probably be quite surprised by how articulate but also strangely melodic the ‘new’ Lantern is. While a track like 'Cleansing of the Air' or the epic instrumental 'Necrotic Epiphanies' carry a strong thrash influence that can also be found in Necrophilos’ scruffy vocals, the album is first and foremost packed with twisted riffs that spiral on and off that pierce through the thick fog it conjures like razors. But no matter how hectic the whole thing gets, they never loose control, like some kind of bizarre version of Treblinka not led by clueless teenagers but proper musicians determined to get on a short leash the madness that drives them.

"Like on ‘Below’, the album’s brilliantly detailed yet disturbing artwork courtesy of Zbigniew M. BIelak is a collage of various concepts developed in the songs while Dan Lowndes of Resonance Sound Studios took care of the mixing and mastering duties, resulting in an album both daring and unique." More...

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Lantern Debuts New Song "Cleansing Of The Air"

Finnish black/death metal entity Lantern debuts a new song entitled "Cleansing Of The Air", taken from the upcoming new album "II: Morphosis", which will be out in stores on March 17 via Dark Descent Records.

Check out now "Cleansing Of The Air" below.

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Lantern Streaming Debut Full-Length Album

Black/death duo Lantern has made its debut full-length "Below" available for global consumption via Dark Descent Records. One of Finland's finest (and darkest) exports of 2013, "Below" is being offered on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl formats in stores, distros and the Dark Descent Records Webstore. You may also stream "Below" over on Dark Descent's bandcamp page.

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Lantern Streaming Album Track

Finnish black/death metal entity Lantern will release its recently completed debut full-length, "Below," on Dark Descent Records this summer. The album will be in stores on June 25th and available for pre-order on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl via the Dark Descent Records Webstore.

After letting the dust of their acknowledged 2011 EP "Subterranean Effulgences," Lantern has returned to deliver a new slab of dark and atmospheric death metal performed in the ancient vein. Compiling seven strongly distinct macabre tales and covering thirty-eight minutes, artwork for "Below" comes courtesy of Alexander Brown (Vorum, Mitochondrian, et. al.). Album track "Entrenching Presences," which has been streaming on youtube, is posted below.

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Lantern Streaming New Song

Finnish morbid death metallers Lantern have completed work on their debut album, "Below," which will be released this spring through Dark Descent Records on CD and vinyl formats. Since forming in 2007, Lantern have continued to evolve their unique take on ancient death and "Below" is a definitive thirty-eight minute statement. Dark Descent Records has posted a promo video of the song "Revenant," which you can check out below.

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