The first time I saw the name Lacrimas Profundere, I imagined an intense spell straight out of Hogwarts. I envision a red light emerging and a melody of dark gothic metal being emitted from the flash. Picturing this while hitting play on How To Shroud Yourself With Night was quite the experience. The album is a beautiful soundscape with gothic undertones and melodic vocal arrangements.
Lacrimas Profundere has been around since the early 90s and without a doubt has evolved throughout the years. They have recently unleashed their newest vocalist. Julian Larre began in 2018 and is bringing new light to an already incredible history. Original member Oliver Nikolas Schmid (lead guitar, keyboard), has continued to create a multitude of talented musicians surrounding him, including; Dominik Scholz (drums), and Ilker Ersin (bass). How To Shroud Yourself With Night is their most recent release on August 26th, 2022 through Steamhammer/SPV, and what a release it is. Full of emotions, astounding instrumentation, and harrowing content, it is quick to call for your attention and hold it there effortlessly.
Metal Nation talked with Julian about this release. (If you are viewing from your phone, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “View Desktop Version” to see video content).