COVER IMAGE
LP released: May 31, 2024

Tracklisting:
Side A
1. Mechanical Wolves - Svneatr
2. Never Return - Svneatr
3. .and When Comes The Storm - Svneatr
Side B
1. Omen - Svneatr
2. Blackout - Svneatr
3. Reaper Of The Universe - Svneatr
SVNEATR
NEVER RETURN (RED VINYL)
Label: PROSTHETIC RECORDS
Cat No: PROS105861
Barcode: 656191058612
Packaging: LP (100g)

Vancouver, BC’s SVNEATR will be releasing their third album, Never Return, via Prosthetic
Records on May 10. Three years in the making, the progressive black metal group’s latest
full-length was one born of personal and collective uncertainty. Ten years since SVNEATR’s
inception, Never Return sees the band boldly approach their creative zenith.
Whilst black and death metal remain a large part of their musical DNA, Never Return sees
SVNEATR introduce cello and contrabass via Shawn Hillman (bass), as well as vocal
chanting and clean singing from Monteith. These embellishments bring a celestial quality to
their more excoriating passages - see …And When the Storm Comes, Reaper Of The
Universe. Elsewhere the melding of the personal and political is found on the imposing title
track, as Vitharr and James Readman’s guitar work shines atop bassist Shawn Hillman and
drummer Matthew Logan’s palpably intense tempo changes.
Following mastering work by Brad Boatright, SVNEATR brought in self-taught Vancouver,
BC artist Basia Swieczko to create the stark and ominous album cover. Through the tumult
and toil that provided the impetus of its creation, Never Return stands as a defiant kickback
against fatalism.

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