The Cold Embrace Of The Light is the first single for Threads of Fate’s upcoming debut album of the same name that is slated for release on the 11th of March 2022. The song dives deep into the sound the band established on their debut EP ‘A Funeral For The Virtuous’ but at the same time breaks it open wide and creates abroader musical world to explore. The track The Cold Embrace Of The Light (Official Lyric Video),
Threads Of Fate offers cinematic metal with emotional, personal lyrical themes. Threads Of Fate are driven to create music that combined the bombastic, dramatic nature of cinematic music with aggressive metal sounds paired with lyrics deeply inspired by the human experience.
The two years old title track A Funeral For The Virtuos from the 2019 EP,
The band states, «Ladies and gentlemen, (without further ado) we would proudly like to announce to you all our first full-length album The Cold Embrace Of The Light, which is to be released on March 11th 2022 via Layered Reality Productions. Furthermore, our first single and music video for the title track of the album will premiere on October 31st this month. The cover and artwork were designed by the one and only Tuomas Valimaa». The three year old track The Reaping,
Threads of Fate are:
Jon Pyres – Vocals
Jack Kosto – Guitars, Production
Vikram Shankar – Synths, Orchestrations
Death and the unknown that follows: subjects that have driven art for hundreds of years and have never lost their impact and/or relevance. After all, death is something that defines the human condition and all it stands for. Often, death is described as a bright white light that embraces and takes one away: and that very concept became the primary inspiration behind Threads of Fate’s debut album The Cold Embrace Of The Light.
Originally conceived during the summer of 2017, Threads of Fate began as the brainchild of Jon Pyres. Pyres was driven to create music that combined the bombastic, dramatic nature of cinematic music with aggressive metal, paired with emotional, deeply personal lyrics inspired by the human experience. The music that Pyres made resonated with musicians Jack Kosto (Guitars/Production) and Vikram Shankar (Keys/Orchestrations) who joined Pyres to flesh out his ideas.
What followed was the band’s debut EP release titled A Funeral For The Virtuous – released in November 2018, it was received with positive acclaim by fans and reviewers alike. One reviewer even claimed the EP was «easily the best symphonic and cinematic release heard all year.” A very solid start for this new band indeed».
The band’s forthcoming debut album The Cold Embrace Of The Light was recorded over the course of the following year, as they sought to expand their sound and create darker, more emotional musical landscapes. The record sees Threads of Fate explore more dynamic territory, with more light and shade, heaviness, and atmosphere, all while preserving their symphonic, melodic approach. Seeking to to channel a far darker, more despair-ridden atmosphere, the band took key elements from their debut EP and expanded upon their own palette extensively.
Signing a deal with Layered Reality Productions in 2021 has helped the band prepare for the next step in their musical path, and with The Cold Embrace Of The Light the band intends to solidify their place in the modern musical landscape: a place that is signified by deep melancholic sadness expressed through an emotional musical experience.