LIVLØS Announces Release of Third Full-Length Album "The Crescent King"; Unveils Video for Debut Single "Usurpers"!

Aarhus, Denmark-based melodic death metal act LIVLØS has announced its epic third full-length album, entitled "The Crescent King", which has been slated for release on October 4. With the track "Usurpers", the quintet has unleashed the first single today. The song is released alongside an animated video directed by Simon Gorm Eskildsen, which you can watch below!

Stream the single HERE!

"'Usurpers' is the first single from our upcoming album 'The Crescent King,'" LIVLØS comment. "While staying true to the sound that has defined us over the past decade, we also wanted to branch out with the new album. This track, in particular, embodies this expansion. Doubling down, we created an animated video in the old-school art style that we know and love, encapsulating the conceptual story that unfolds over the course of these 10 tracks. Play it now, play it loud - foul usurpers all!"

"Upon this end of eventide, a fateful plot ensued. Please welcome 'Usurpers'!"

Tracklist reads as follows:

01. Solstice 
02. Orbit Weaver 
03. The Crescent King 
04. Maelstrom 
05. Usurpers 
06. Scourge of the Stars 
07. Harvest 
08. Solace 
09. Throne of Cosm 
10. Endless Majesty

Since the band’s inception in 2014, LIVLØS has proven themselves to be an ingenious force on the international death metal scene. Since the release of their deeply personal debut album "Into Beyond" (2018), which depicted a band in a time of heavy personal struggle, they have continued to grow – which is evident in both songwriting and technical prowess. Their second album "And Then There Were None" (2021), released by Napalm Records, immediately sounded darker and more ambitious, which resonated with fans and critics alike.

Following the second album’s release, LIVLØS toured extensively, including a big sold-out Copenhagen headliner, a European tour with Konvent and Implore, and a national headliner tour alongside appearances at Inferno Festival, Tallinn Music Week and not least the band’s triumphant live peak in front of 14,000 people at Copenhell in 2023. LIVLØS kept themselves creative along the way and never missed a chance to write, despite a busy touring schedule. Already in 2022, a new album worth of material was written, and the band entered the studio once again with producer Jacob Bredahl to record the new offering.

The triumphant ascendance of LIVLØS continues in the conceptual cosmo-narrative of "The Crescent King", with the band delivering their punishing style of heavy grooves, melancholic melodies, and progressive musicianship, while unfolding a cosmological fantasy-inspired narrative. The album bears witness to a band forever striving towards constant evolution and delivering the best possible songwriting, musicianship, and production value, complementing the ambitious concept as far as the prog elements now standing strong alongside traits of experimental dissonance to balance the band’s ear for majestic melodies.

As LIVLØS is always balancing their musical ambition and various influences into one singular heavy vision, the band also skillfully communicates its view on their main thematic subject matter - humankind. As on the prior releases, on our very race, homo sapiens, is also the focus of the band’s scrutiny on "The Crescent King". Where’ the prior album delivered a perspective on life and death on several levels, written from a very personal place of loss, sorrow and mental conditions, this time, the band wished to conceive a fictional, conceptual piece throwing its gaze on the more general dispositions of the human condition, its psyche and place in the cosmic cyclus of the universe.

Thus, "The Crescent King" is a symbol of humankind in all its aspects, good and evil and in between. It is the tale of the king undertaking a journey through space and time, in which he discovers the secrets of himself and humankind. But it is also a story on how a good soul and its benevolent intentions can corrupt in the face of power, delusion and despair. Stylistically the existential space odyssey takes place in a fantasy-like, middle age setting with a hint of Lovecraftian horror lurking in the shadows, complementing LIVLØS’ complex but unmistakable captivating musical vision.

LIVLØS’ third album "The Crescent King" is produced by Jacob Bredahl (Lifesick, Eyes), mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Suicide Silence, Gatecreeper, Nails) and carries artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Bloodbath, Kreator, Hate Eternal).

The album will be released on LP/CD/Digital on October 4th 2024 via the band's own Noctum Productions.