A freshly inked deal will see Prosthetic Records release SNOW BURIAL’s second full-length studio album this September. The nine-track release, titled Ostrava, maps where life’s beauty and terror collide.
With their roots deep in the vibrant core of Chicago’s heavy music scene, SNOW BURIAL already have two EPs, one full length, Victory in Ruin, and a split tape with Aseethe under their belts. Mere moments after Victory In Ruin (2016) was unveiled writing for Ostrava commenced; and the resulting tracks were recorded in early 2019 at Electrical Audio, Chicago, with Shane Hochstetler at the helm.
Born from their defining experiences at home and on the road the unifying theme of Ostrava is one of duality – failure and triumph, celebration and mourning, isolation and family. The precarious balance of their lives are laid out across the nine tracks in Ostrava; the costs of glory given equal billing to meditative contemplation and blazing riffs. The complexities of modern life and politics weigh heavily and color the narrative of the album. The result is a compelling collection of songs that resonate universally, with equal parts grief and gratitude bundled up into digestible chunks of post-metal fury.