The Answer Lies In The Black Void to release debut album “Forlorn” on September 24th 2021

The Answer Lies In The Black Void Forlorn cover
The Answer Lies In The Black Void is a collaboration between Martina Horváth (singer for the avant-garde metal project Thy Catafalque) and Jason Köhnen (Celestial Season, Bong-Ra, ex-The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble) born out of their shared passion for doom.

The debut album, “Forlorn” is an enveloping exploration of the doom genre and the myriad means of expression within it - journeying from a classic old-school sound to something more contemporary, then expanding further into sludge and industrial terrain, also incorporating elements of Martina’s background in Hungarian folk music. The Answer Lies In The Black Void seeks to embrace beauty in darkness and fragility in heaviness.

In their own words: “"Forlorn" explores the sacred union of the divine feminine and masculine, the light and the dark, the shadows that hide within and the trials of love, lust and loss”.

Check out the video for the lead single “Become Undone” below.

Burning World Records shall be releasing “Forlorn” on all formats on September 24th, 2021.

Pre-order “Forlorn” here.

1. Mina
2. Barren
3. Rubicon
4. Moult
5. For Nevermore
6. Become Undone
7. Okkultas
8. White Dove
9. Curse

“Forlorn” was written and recorded during the pandemic. Mixed and mastered by Daniel Azar Arendarski, and with guest contributions from Tamas Katai of Thy Catafalque and Olly Smit of Celestial Season.

The duo predominantly work together in their music project Mansur accompanied by Dmitry El Demerdashi (ex-Phurpa) releasing their albums on Denovali Records.

Martina has been part of Thy Catafalque since 2017 and with Mansur since 2020. Studying Hungarian folk music since the age of five. Participating in traditional folk bands and singing in several choirs including the St. Paul’s Cathedral’s choir in London. Her musical career started with electro/folk band (Zombori), a folk metal band called (Niburta) and her own doom metal band called Nulah.

Jason was a founding member of Celestial Season back in 1992, founding member of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (2001) and the Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Jason has performed solo as Bong-Ra since 1998 with which a John Peel Session was recorded and two performances at Glastonbury, and founded Mansur in 2020.