Arð unveil first video single and details of new album

Monastic Doom inventors Arð return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length Untouched by Fire„. As a first glimpse of their new masterpiece, the Northumbrian band reveal the lyric video Cursed to Nothing but Patience‚ as the first single taken from the forthcoming new album, for which the release date April 26, 2024 has been carved in runes.

On „Untouched by Fire“, Arð narrate the tale of another Northern saint, the Anglo-Saxon warrior-king Oswald, also called Whiteblade, who united the lands of Bernicia and Deira, and reigned over the thus newly created Kingdom of Northumbria between the years 633 and 642.

Arð – Cursed to Nothing But Patience [Official Lyric Video] – YouTube

Arð comment: „The opening track ‚Cursed to Nothing but Patience‘, like all of the tracks on the new album, went through many stages of development as it took shape before I was finally satisfied“, mastermind Mark Deeks explains. „All of the elements that make up the sound of Arð are gathered here, but there are also some new, almost ‚progressive‘ details added to the mix. It’s a mammoth nine minute journey that to me sets the tone for some of the darker atmospheres in this album. Patience is always rewarded.“