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Louis DeWray

Shadows under a sodium lamp at Ash Vale station and the power cut after the UK storm of ’87, Janicek and Deville’s impeccable accuracy, and the jealousy, revenge, love, anger, and loss of 1990. A long lost postal romance, the terrifying, beautiful consequences of naivety, the look in an eye, the falling acid face of death in a mirror and the sound and the rush of air in an underground station somewhere in London, like red lights in a dream. The last one to leave because you don’t want it to end. Chemicals, Naturals, flashing red lights, burning white lights in closed eyes, white horses, dinosaurs in birds scaled faces, feeling closer to someone far away because you’re sharing the moon. Patchouli & lipstick on leather, when First & Last & Always was a weapon, thoughts of belonging but where nothing exists. The inflection in the last note of The Cure’s ‘Fight’. death, Death and DEATH. Electronic hand-claps, the twist of dancing stripe-y tights and the disguise in a fringe. All the friends, places and debts never to have met, seen or owed a moment to were we’d not to have been THE NOSFERATU.

A return to the 100% no compromise gothic rock that made the Legend and Rise albums what they were with songs like Siren, Dark Angel, Close, Alone and many more.

Vocals – Louis DeWray
Bass – Vlad Janicek
Guitar – Rob Leydon (Red Sun Revival)
Drums – Chris Clark (Alien Creation/Karmasutra)

and live

Backing Vocals – Anastasia Resurrection (Down From Below)

More news soon.

First live show Friday 29/11 The Underworld, Camden.

Ticket news to follow with an extra surprise or two.



Firmly rooted in the Goth Rock tradition of bands like The Wake, Nosferatu, and The Fields of the Nephilim, Sonsombre evokes the sound and feel of the early 90’s second wave.  Founding member, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brandon Pybus is a long-time veteran of the metal underground, with more than 12 releases to date with bands such as Lycanthropy, Eye of the Sun, Suhgurim, Shield Breaker, and Wytch Goat.   In 2016, with a desire to return to the melodic roots and sounds of the classic Goth bands that shaped the genre, but with a nod to modern classics such as NFD, Sonsombre was conceptualized. 

Several songs were recorded but not released.  Then, in early 2018 the concept was resurrected and more songs were recorded.  As the project took shape, “A Funeral For The Sun” emerged.  In the hopes that this release would re-create the feelings and emotions listening to bands like Suspiria, The Sisters of Mercy, Rosetta Stone, and the like, the decision was made to release the record independently and with no conception of how it would be received.  Fortunately, the response was immediate and positive, with many DJs, podcasters, and Goth Rock fans from around the globe expressing their appreciation for the spirit and execution of “A Funeral For The Sun”. 

Oskar TerramortisPost Gothic records will release “A Funeral For The Sun” as a limited edition digi-pak in January of 2019.  The body of Oskar’s work from Gothic Music Records and Post Gothic records make this a perfect fit.  Sonsombre is currently working on a follow-on album tentatively scheduled for release in the Spring of 2019 and is preparing for live dates throughout 2019 in support of these releases.

Sonsombre on Spotify
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