Ravenwiek - Barren Grounds FR-098


White shell with forest green ink and hand-numbered, double sided 3-panel sleeve in a crystal clear case. Comes with a download code. Limited to 50 copies.

Hailing from Groningen, The Netherlands, the epic black metal duo Ravenwiek tells tales of faded glory, hidden realms and majestic nature.

Inspired by genre pioneers Bathory and Summoning as well as more recent bands such as Caladan Brood and Grima, Ravenwiek’s debut record "Barren Grounds" combines folk instruments, raw black metal guitars and orchestral soundscapes in order to create a spiraling pathway to worlds beyond...

The album is about the journey of one soul who loses it all. His birthground due to battle, his kin by trickery in the forest, his mind in the harshness of nature and thus ends it all in the end as the wish to bare more has been diminished.

For a digital copy of the album, please visit ravenwiek.bandcamp.com.

For a CD of the album, please visit naturmachtproductions.bandcamp.com.

released May 27, 2022

All lyrics and music written by Ravenwiek
All instruments played by Ravenwiek
Guest vocals on "Under the Mourning Mountain" & "Berserker" by Alex Loots
Mixed and Mastered by J.B. Van der Wal
Logo by Moonroot
Artwork and photography by Frank Verhulst in collaboration with Ravenwiek