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Dust Prophet: Inspired by Bram Strokers Dracula!

Dust Prophet - Hourglass

Stoner/doom band Dust Prophet released their song Hourglass on December 31st 2021 on all streaming platforms. The song is from their upcoming album One Last Look Upon The Sky which will be released in the spring of 2022.

Frontman Otto Kinzel comments:

«The lyrics for Hourglass are inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, specifically the longing of eternal love and the pain that comes from losing said eternal love. I love that story and I’ve always been interested in the underlying themes of love and separation that are buried beneath the bigger picture of a horror story. In my opinion it’s one of the big reasons why so many people love Dracula. He’s not just some evil villain, who is evil just for the sake of being evil; rather, he’s someone who has been deeply hurt through loss. It’s something many of us can relate to. Maybe you haven’t had the love of your life taken from you by death but most of us have had our hearts broken at some point. Hence the line, “I cross the sands of time for you».

Musically the primary verse and chorus riffs were written by our bassist Sarah Wappler. The whole song came together fairly quickly once we started jamming it all together. From early on I had the hook for the chorus in my head. It just took some time to work it out and get everything to fit together. It was the first song we composed, jammed and completely finished with our drummer Tyler, who at the time was brand new. I remember how energized I felt by that; the new guy came in and musically we clicked almost immediately. It was a huge shot in the arm for us.

Line-up:

Otto Kinzel- Guitar/Vocals

Sarah Wappler- Bass/Keyboards

Tyler MacPherson- Drums

Manchester, New Hampshire Dust Prophet released the single The High Capital in the late summer. The song is inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost and will be released on their upcoming album which is set to come out in spring of 2022.

Drawing inspiration from humanity’s fragile existence, as well as genre-defining bands like Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Electric Wizards, Tool and Clutch, Dust Prophet is poised to take the stoner & doom metal world by storm.

Guitarist//vocalist Otto Kinzel commented:

«I have always loved apocalyptic literature and the vivid imagery that comes from it. Paradise Lost is a legendary piece of literature that has inspired countless artists, and I’m no exception. I wanted to write lyrics that explored the regret of our decisions, and that oh I really screwed up realization that comes with self-reflection and hindsight. You can see how Lucifer goes through this process before finally accepting his fate, which is a fate he brought upon himself.  Even though it’s a work of fiction, I relate to that feeling, as I’m sure many of us do. So lyrically The High Capital is about the story of the Fallen Angel, but it’s also about my own personal regrets and having to accept that I have made my own fate».

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6841 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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