The band states, «There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy».
The music created by The Crawling is a result of a trio of music fans that have enjoyed, and participated, in the local music scene for decades.
The collaboration has resulted in a heavy, slow-death ensemble, forged against a back drop of misery and contempt for the world that surrounds us.
Northern Irish death/doom trio have announced plans for their new single, Sparrow was released via Grindscene Records on April 2nd.
Sparrow was recorded over the lockdown period, produced, mixed and mastered by vocalist/guitarist Andy Clarke. The song is a haunting tale of isolation, misery, and the emotional outcome of living a pointless life; amplified by the fact so many ‘spectate’ a chain of events, without offering support. Additionally the single features a surprising B-Side cover; a version of Bjørk’s Play Dead.
The artwork was created by Irish artist Kelvin Doran from Serpent Tusk; a fantastic piece, uniquely designed for The Crawling, inspired by the lyrics and demo tracks.
Vocalist / guitarist Andy Clarke commented;
«I became so frustrated over the last year; i felt like our whole existence had come to an end; the endless cycle of nothingness was overwhelming. We began writing Sparrow, a tale of not fitting in and the purposeless of being, early 2020; all of a sudden it became clear we had to release it. We got work, and recorded our parts individually, It was a challenging process, but it worked. The Bjork cover was decided by drummer Gary; the lyrics and vibe fitted perfectly, and it was an enjoyable experiment to translate a pop song into doom death metal!».