CÂN BARDD to release 'Devoured by the Oak'
Influenced by bands such as Caladan Brood, Elderwind, Saor and Gallowbraid, Cân Bardd was founded in 2016 as a one-man project by then 18-year-old Malo Civelli from Switzerland, with the purpose of creating an outlet for his feelings and ideas that would be at once heavy and aggressive, yet also melodic and atmospheric. Dylan Watson later joined him as a permanent drummer.
With the first two albums, Cân Bardd already managed to enthrall a lot of fans in the Atmospheric Black Metal community, and with “Devoured by the Oak” the band set their sights even higher.
The goal was to create a perfect blend of the strengths of the first two albums - the ambience, textures and atmosphere of the debut, and the composition and quality of the sophomore album, culminating in a more mature sound and a more intense experience for the listener.
To reach that goal the band once again teamed up with Vladimir Cochet as producer and asked the painter Michael Handt to create a very unique oil painting for the cover. They also produced a breathtaking video clip for the song «Une Couronne de Branches» on the Black Metal Promotion channel. Watch it below:
Echoes of the Moss (5:02)
Une Couronne de Branches (10:31)
Devoured by the Oak Pt. I (8:34)
Devoured by the Oak Pt. II (8:50)
Spleen by the Pond (2:46)
Autumn Shore (8:25)
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studios
All songs and lyrics written by Malo Civelli
All instruments performed by Malo Civelli, except stated below
Drums by Dylan Watson
Additional clean guitar on "Une Couronne de Branches" and additional acoustic guitar on "Crépuscule" by Vladimir Cochet
Additional choirs: Yoann Giacomelli, Mattieu Favre,
Nicolas Bise and Romarick Gendre
Vocals on "Blomsterkransen": Linnéa Lindqvist
Additional Violin on "Blomsterkransen": Lambert Segura