October 13, 2023

Less than a month from the release of their hotly anticipated third album, This Heathen Land through Nuclear Blast Records on 3rd November, London’s GREEN LUNG have released their heaviest song to date, One For Sorrow. A masterfully crafted blend of traditional doom with gothic synth atmospheres and a crushing slow-motion beatdown, its lyrics exploring the burden of depression make it the band’s most nakedly human song yet.

Photo: Andy Ford

Tom Templar says “This was the last song we wrote for the album, and it’s the only song on This Heathen Land that doesn’t relate to a physical landscape of Britain, but instead the skies above. It features some of my most personal lyrics yet, but it’s still steeped in folklore – the variation of the popular One for Sorrow rhyme at the end dates back to 1780, and is wonderfully creepy. We were delighted to welcome back Julian Firth to play the ornithologist in the music video, along with Blackthorn Ritualistic Folk, who created some incredible costumes and a truly uncanny magpie creature.”

This Heathen Land

  1. Prologue
  2. The Forest Church
  3. Mountain Throne
  4. Maxine (Witch Queen)
  5. One For Sorrow
  6. Songs Of The Stones
  7. The Ancient Ways
  8. Hunters In The Sky
  9. Oceans Of Time

This Heathen Land is the most complete manifestation of the band’s vision to date, fulfilling their long-held goal to, in the words of vocalist Tom Templar, “create the definitive soundtrack to the folk horror film in our heads.” On This Heathen Land, the band have forged a sound and identity that is entirely their own, while maintaining the Sabbathian heaviness and addictive songcraft which made their previous albums so beloved in the metal underground. From the cover art to the vinyl inserts and lyrical themes, This Heathen Land is a painstakingly-researched and executed heavy metal love letter to the folkloric landscape of the UK.

This Heathen Land was produced by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studios and was mixed by Tom Dalgety (Opeth, Clutch, Ghost).

GREEN LUNG have a host of live dates confirmed for the rest of the year, including their largest headline tour to date across the UK. Make sure to catch the band at one of these dates for the first chance to hear songs from This Heathen Land.

GREEN LUNG 2023 Tour Dates

25.10 – DE, Bonn – Harmonie
26.10 – DE, Hamburg – Indra
27.10 – DE, Berlin – Badehaus
22.11 – Glasgow, Cathouse*
23.11 – Manchester, Gorilla*
24.11 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms*
25.11 – Sheffield, Corporation*
26.11 – Bristol, Thekla*
30.11 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill^
01.12 – Norwich, Arts Centre^
02.12 – Southampton, Joiners^
03.12 – Brighton, Patterns~
10.12 – London, Electric Ballroom+

*Support from Boss Keloid
^Support from Inhuman Nature
~Support from Trevors Head
+Support from Wytch Hazel


GREEN LUNG is
Tom Templar – Vocals
Scott Black – Guitar
Joseph Ghast – Bass
John Wright – Organ
Matt Wiseman – Drums


GREEN LUNG online:

Official Website