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Fen Streaming New Track "I (Pathway)"

"Winter" is the impending new full-length album from atmospheric black metal crew Fen. Set for release on March 10th via Aural Music imprint Code666, the six-track production and fifth full-length overall was captured by Jaime Gomez Arellano at the Orgone Studios in London (Ulver, Altar Of Plagues, Grave Miasma, Primordial, Solstafir).

As a precursor to its release, today opening track "I (Pathway)" is offered up for communal feasting. Issues the band of the consuming track:

"This opening chapter ushers in on the sibilant, sinister winds that slice across the mist-wreathed peat bogs of the fens. It represents the start of the journey - uncertainty and resolve warring with each tread across a landscape laced with questions, ghostly voices of past failings drifting from stagnant waterways and thin lines of bent trees. Drawing ever closer on the horizon lies the cathedral - a rearing megalith bleeding the promise of succour across the landscape.

"What will be found there? Penance? Redemption? Or something as-yet unsought? 'I' presents sixteen minutes of FEN delivering their trademark blend of punishing black metal and desolate, delicate atmospherics - nevertheless, the cold darkness that lurks at the heart of Winter is palpable throughout the track as it unfurls. It is an inexorable journey towards an ominous fate, the pull of destiny at once unyielding and yet ephemeral, nebulous. Musically, the band alloy subtle progressive touches and experimentation alongside a forceful, seismic delivery whilst The Watcher and Grungyn's vocals seem to summon the very spirits that sank millennia ago into the dark soils."

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