New album "Love & Ashes" out on February 28th!
Blood and Sun is dark folk written by Luke Tromiczak and performed by a rotating group of musicians from across the United States.
Formed in 2011, the group has received international praise for its dark, brooding, gothic songwriting. Blood and Sun thematically wrestles with personal tribulations and drive intertwined with metaphysical and pagan currents, delivering soaring and haunting melodies extolling the heroism and tragedy of life, its joyous excess and the vertigo of fate.
Although the music has an ancient sound, and nostalgia for the arcane, the band does not align itself with hateful rhetoric or ideologues and is not political in nature. Blood and Sun hopes for a world that is empowering to all of its listeners, where individuals of all backgrounds and identities are treated fairly, with respect, compassion and intrigue for our shared human condition. We strive for a re-sacralization of the world that adds to the mystery and awe in life. A world of meaning and purpose felt and shared.
With might and heart, Blood and Sun return. With resonant eloquence, Luke Tromiczak and friends plant a new seed into the murky soil of dark folk, birthing the heartfelt new album "Love and Ashes". Nine fresh songs lit a beacon of inspiration and knowledge into the desolate nights of the wilderness, and set a fire ablaze in our hearts, old and new friends alike.
With Tromiczak's commanding baritone leading the way, "Love and Ashes" is lush with passionate drumming, sincere acoustic guitars and beautiful strings, warming your soul in times of darkness. Let the craft of Blood and Sun shine through your very being; welcome it with reverence, and rejoice in its pastoral potential. Reflect on its wisdom, and you shall be rewarded.
Conceived at many different locations, "Love and Ashes" holds a dualistic feeling of home, and of wandering. Though strongly rooted in the American tradition and nature, a sense of universality permeates these nine tracks rich with steadfast chanting and wistful atmospheres. A sense of longing, by which it is most beautiful to get consumed. For this serene yet powerful creation filled with philosophical musings, the sky is the limit.