Crippled Black Phoenix New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D. on 2LP w/ Etching
International dark rock collective Crippled Black Phoenix play us one step closer to the end with their New Dark Age EP. As the title implies, the band's solemn, wistful rock is fitting score for human race crawling to its inevitable end. The EP features the new tracks "Spider Island" and "New Dark Age," as well as Crippled Black Phoenix rendition of the Pink Floyd epic "Echoes."
Justin Greaves explains, "Our 'New Dark Age' Tour EP represents a new chapter in the Crippled Black Phoenix history," Justin Greaves explains. "I feel like it is time to be truly free of industry and personal bullshit. It also connects what we have gone through as a band with what is going on in the big wide world. It really feels as if we are living in a new 'dark age'.
"Religious and political oppression, the population being fed constant untruths - all of this reminds me of the priests in the middle ages telling folk about dog-headed monsters living in the woods, but if you repent and join the church, they will protect you. The song 'Spider Island' is more personal. There I mentally put all the bad people...recently there have been a few people who need to go to Spider Island and live a life of torture along with all the other scumbags, who cling to power in the world."