June 21, 2021
Photo: Mikko Linnavuori

Last week, the enchanted three announced their new album, set to be released on September 3rd via Nuclear Blast. The band has now unleashed their first single and video for the track  Pearl Diving , which takes us on a beautiful journey of sounds and voices and taps directly into emotions.

Troy Donockley comments on the song as follows: “No lifebelts needed.  Where is the sea and where is the boat but more importantly, what is ‘The Pearl’? How deep do we dive to find it? How was it made and how old is it? Shapeshifters and the whispering seagulls of the 12 note scale will tell us. Aweigh anchor, Away!”

With a total running time of 50 minutes, the album consists of 10 captivating tracks:

II: Those We Don’t Speak Of track list

  1. Those We Don’t Speak Of
  2. The Valley
  3. The Duty Of Dust
  4. Pearl Diving
  5. Kiss The Mountain
  6. Light And Flood
  7. It Takes Me Places
  8. The Long Walk
  9. Scattered To The Four Winds
  10. Fireside Bard

II – Those We Don’t Speak Of will be available in the following formats that you can now pre-order:

FormatVinyl variations
CD digipakLP Red/gold
Earbook including CD and 36 booklet art pagesLP red marbled (NB mailorder exclusive, limited to 300)
VinylLP transparent + green marbled (Levykauppa exclusive, limited to 300)
LP white + red marbled (UK exclusive, limited to 300)
LP silver (bandshop exclusive, limited to 300)
LP blue marbled (US exclusive, limited to 300)

In the fleeting moments between the state of being awake and reaching the doors of dream world lies a borderland whence comes the mood music of ancient stories told – the celestial unison of three creative souls known as AURI. Originally born in 2011 from the special connection of Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy DonockleyAURIwas first introduced to the world as late as 2018. Now complemented by the dynamic percussive talents of Kai Hahto, the threesome carves fantastical worlds entirely their own.

The cover artwork comes once again from Janne “ToxicAngel” Pitkänen and bestows in its simplicity and depth.

Check the video for Pearl Diving below.

Line up:
Johanna Kurkela | voices, violin, viola, keys
Tuomas Holopainen | keys & backing voices
Troy Donockley | guitars, bouzouki, mandola, ulleann pipes, low whistles, aerophone, bodhran, voices, keys