Posted by Imperator on 15th August, 2022 @ 11:23 UTCBy Imperator on 15-08-2022 @ 11:23 UTC

The song is taken from the upcoming album "A Thirst for Summer Rain", due for release on August 26th via Nordvis.

Lustre release new "Thirst" single
Lustre release new "Thirst" single

Swedish Atmospheric Black Metal project Sweden Lustre is gearing up to release a new full-length album, titled "A Thirst for Summer Rain", on the 26th of August via Nordvis. One of album's four tracks, "Thirst", is now available for listening, check it out:


The label commented briefly on the project's path to date, and what awaits in store for listeners with the new album:

Lustre was founded in 2008 by Swedish musician Nachtzeit. After garnering increasing underground renown with his first three albums, Nachtzeit signed with Nordvis in 2012 - a collaboration now celebrating its tenth anniversary, making Lustre one of the longest-running partnerships in the label’s history.

Nachtzeit has since made a name for himself with his masterful use of musical minimalism: slow, heavily textured, and keyboard-laden dirges driven forward by monotonous percussion, occasionally broken up by swarms of guitar distortion. The doomy and droning riffs are repeated at length, but always embedded in an ever-changing soundscape that never gets dull. The keyboards, guitars, and drums often bleed into each other to the extent where it occasionally sounds more ambient than metal.

These elements have hitherto been embedded in a stripped-down, pale, lo-fi, and reverb-drenched production. And this is where “A Thirst for Summer Rain” – which, coincidentally, is about hope, faith, and inspiration during dark times – deviates from the classic formula, marking what can only be seen as a new chapter of Lustre.

As the initial waves of soothing keyboards come rolling in, it is immediately clear that Lustre still adheres to its musical tradition of dreamlike minimalism. However, when the remaining instruments enter the picture, the soundscape in which they are framed is likely to come as quite the surprise for long-time followers of the band.

“A Thirst for Summer Rain” is the first of Nachtzeit’s releases to have been recorded, mixed, and mastered in a professional studio – a move which grants the album a depth previously unseen in Lustre. Yet make no mistake, all the elements that brought the project to widespread prominence are firmly in place. “A Thirst for Summer Rain” has a core of warm, ethereal ambience, but is coated in the eerie and harrowing darkness of 90s black metal.

"A Thirst for Summer Rain" will mark the project's eighth full-length album, and features the following tracklist:

  1. Quiescence
  2. Faith
  3. Thirst
  4. Alleviation

Here's a closer look at the cover art, created by German artist Benjamin König, perhaps better known as Aran, co-founder of Germany Lunar Aurora:

Lustre A Thirst For Summer Rain

"A Thirst for Summer Rain" will be available in digital, jewelcase CD, and a variety of vinyl LP formats, along with some associated merchandise specific to the release, via the Nordvis shop:

Lustre A Thirst For Summer Rain Vinyl

Last edited by Imperator on 15th August, 2022 @ 12:08 UTC
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