“Cracks In Time” is the new single from long-running New York City-based doomed dark metal veterans GREY SKIES FALLEN, now available through a captivating video and streaming everywhere. The track is the latest harbinger of the band’s epic sixth LP, Molded By Broken Hands, nearing release March 8th on Profound Lore Records.
GREY SKIES FALLEN is embodied on Molded By Broken Hands by founding guitarist/vocalist Rick Habeeb (Buckshot Facelift, Reeking Aura), guitarist Joe D’angelo (Umbersound), bassist Tom Anderer (Buckshot Facelift, Reeking Aura, ex-Artificial Brain), and drummer Sal Gregory (Buckshot Facelift). The album sees the contingent offering their most triumphant work yet, carrying that feeling of the underappreciated and underrated dark metal scene that was culminating in the US during the late 1990s, an era where the band grew from, while helping to signal a new resurgence of doomy dark metal artistry currently building. Through soaring, emotionally searing melodies, glorious epic harmonics, and with an overall conquering aura, Molded By Broken Hands will finally deliver the recognition GREY SKIES FALLEN is worthy of.
Molded By Broken Hands was recorded and engineered at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves (Krallice, Gorguts, Artificial Brain) by Colin Marston who also performed keyboards on the songs “No Place For Sorrow” and “I Can Hear Your Voice.” The album was mixed and mastered by legendary Swedish producer Dan Swanö (Opeth, Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath) and completed with artwork and design by Travis Smith (Opeth, Death, Katatonia). The release date of Molded By Broken Hands also coincides with the 25th anniversary of GREY SKIES FALLEN’s debut album, The Fate Of Angels.
As with the album’s first single, “Knowing That You’re There,” the “Cracks In Time” track is also accompanied by a video created by the band’s friend and former bandmate Craig Rossi.
Rick Habeeb reveals with the single’s unveiling, “Overcoming a situation which is decidedly not in your favor can be tricky. This is about reaching that tipping point where you just can’t take anymore. Sometimes you can fix things by stepping away, but sometimes you need to burn it down.”