Posted by Adam Bartlett on

At long last, Fórn have blessed us with a full-length of absolutely massive, sludging, funeral doom. They surpassed my considerable expectations for this album.

Watch a video now for the opening movement, Manifestations of the Divine Root, at Revolver: https://www.revolvermag.com/music/take-epic-psychedelic-trip-doom-band-f%C3%B3rns-insane-new-two-song-video

Black vinyl limited to 400
White w/Gold & Green color vinyl limited to 300
White w/Blood & Brown color vinyl limited to 300

Pre-order the CD or 2LP now, Cassettes will be available in September prior to release, no need to pre-order those. The release date is 9/21.

Gilead Media distro: https://gileadmedia.net/collections/pre-orders/products/forn-rites-of-despair

Bandcamp: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/rites-of-despair


Their first proper full-length after a series of EPs and singles, Rites of Despair is the resulting vision of two years' worth of tumult, including relocations, lineup changes, life and death. Divided between two Acts, Act I: Depersonalization & Act II: Derealization, Rites of Despair explores themes of isolation, depression, decay, tumultuous self discovery, and abandonment. Tracking and engineering was completed by both Alec Rodriguez at New Alliance in Cambridge, MA, as well as Andrew Oswald at Secret Bathroom in Oakland, CA. Mastering completed by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna.

As tradition, Rites of Despair contains artwork from the vision of Bryan Clovenhoov Proteau, who has worked with Fórn on imagery for all of their solo releases to date.

Photo by Katia Sukhotskaya

Fórn are also on the road now, many dates with Krallice, Primitive Man, and Wayfarer...