DOOL reveal the track 'Oweynagat' (live) as the next single taken from the Dutch rock progenies' forthcoming new live album "Visions of Summerland (Live at Arminius Church Rotterdam)". The full-length has been slated for release on November 24, 2023.
The live album was recorded during a special concert at the Arminiuskerk in celebration of the darkest of all nights, the winter solstice of December 23, 2022.
Dool 'Oweynagat' (live)
taken from the album
"Visions of Summerland (Live at Arminius Church Rotterdam)"
DOOL comment: "That 'Oweynagat' is one of our first and most beloved songs might also explain why it turned out to be one of the highlights from our Arminius Church concert to present in advance", singer Raven van Dorst writes. "On the other hand, it was an overall cathartic show for us and, so I'd like to think, for the audience as well – in which each part played its role. We can hardly wait for you all to hear the full recording, so stay tuned for more."
2. Wolf Moon
3. Be Your Sins
4. God Particle
5. In Her Darkest Hour
6. She Goat
7. Sulphur & Starlight
9. A Glass Forest
10. Love Like Blood
12. Dust & Shadow
"Visions of Summerland (Live at Arminius Church Rotterdam)" is far more than just another live album. DOOL recorded these tracks in the darkest of all nights during the winter solstice of December 23, 2022.
It was not just physically the gloomiest time of the year, but also spiritually a dark hour for the Dutch dark rock shooting stars. They had hardly been able to tour their latest, sophomore full-length "Summerland" due to the global pandemic, which was particularly bitter for a band that lives for the stage. The day had grown even darker for the musicians as they were also aware that this would be the last concert with their friend and drummer Micha Haring, who had previously announced in private that he was leaving DOOL for personal reasons.
The stage seemed set for a most melancholic performance in the fitting location of the Arminiuskerk ("Arminius Church") in Rotterdam. Surrounded by the sacred architecture and grave religious imagery and in front of family, friends and their most loyal fans, DOOL put all their heart's blood, sweat, and tears into their songs while on stage. The band wove pure magic on stage. Out of despair and pain grew the bright light of musical beauty and hope of what singer Raven calls their quite likely best performance ever. And to complete the miracle, this remarkable event was recorded. Originally intended as a parting gift for their drummer, this once-in-a-lifetime document could not be allowed to disappear in a drawer. Now the recording will be given as a present to the world, suitably entitled "Visions of Summerland (Live at Arminius Church Rotterdam)".
Ever since rising from the ashes of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD and ELLE BANDITA in the old Dutch harbour city of Rotterdam in the year 2015, DOOL have left their gloomy mark on the European dark rock scene.
This pack of wildlings has gathered and set its collective goal to achieve creative evolution and spiritual ascension under the name of DOOL, which is derived from the Dutch word for 'wandering'. After some soul-searching through melodies and rhythms, their debut album "Here Now, There Then" was released in 2017 and immediately struck gold receiving "album of the month titles" in the renowned German magazines Metal Hammer and Rock Hard as well as the "Best Debut Album 2017" award from the former – among other high praise from around the globe including from Vice (US), Aardschok (NL), and De Volkskrant (NL).
This instant success was followed by DOOL embarking on extensive touring and accepting invitations to prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE), Graspop (BE), Hellfest (FR), Metal Days (SL), Lowlands (NL), Fortarock (NL), Wave Gotik Treffen (DE), Rock Hard Fest (DE), Stoned from the Underground( DE), Metalitalia Festival (IT), and North of the Wall (UK) among many others.
In 2019, DOOL released the "Love Like Blood" EP, which featured the Dutch's take on the eponymous KILLING JOKE classic that had already become a crowd favourite in their live shows.
With their sophomore full-length "Summerland" released in April 2020, the shooting stars around charismatic guitarist and singer Raven van Dorst confirmed their head start and garnered even more accolades in the media. "Summerland" scored more "Album of the Month" awards in German Rock Hard (10/10) and Sonic Seducer magazines as well as a #2 soundcheck positions in Metal.de, Metal Hammer (DE) and another #1 in the Polish edition – with glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
Before DOOL will unleash their third full-length in spring 2024, the Dutch dark rockers decided to offer their dedicated following this amazing live document as a gift. "Visions of Summerland (Live at Arminius Church Rotterdam)" brings musical light into a world of darkness.
Release date: November 24, 2023
Style: Dark Rock
Label: Prophecy Productions
Raven van Dorst – vocals, guitar
Nick Polak – guitar
Omar Iskandr – guitar
Micha Haring – drums
JB van der Wal – bass guitar
Mixed by JB van der Wal at Hewwetover Studios Groningen, The Netherlands
Mastering by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios Stockholm, Sweden
Artwork by Void Revelations
Layout by Alex at Heresie Studio
"Visions of Summerland (Live at Arminius Church Rotterdam)" is available as a white vinyl 2LP, as a black vinyl 2LP, and as a Digipak CD.