Old Man Gloom surprise-release new album

    It’s the second of two records they had ready for release.

    Old Man Gloom EMF new album Seminar VIII Light of Meaning
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    Old Man Gloom have surprise-released a new album—and it’s not the one that you’re expecting.

    Last week, the metal supergroup dropped “EMF,” the first single from Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning. But the record Old Man Gloom have unleashed is Seminar IX: Darkness of Being—the sequel to the album they had most recently announced.

    The band have dubbed the unexpected release “a reverse Gloom.” On Facebook, they explained: “Instead of playing a trick on everyone, we’re going to play a trick on ourselves, and unfortunately for Profound Lore, our record label.”

    They added, “We made two records. I know, it’s not a surprise, we usually do. Over the course of recording, we had so many plans with how to release it… Eventually we settled on doing all the announcements for Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning, and then a week before its release, drop Seminar IX: Darkness of Being without announcement.”

    The coronavirus pandemic, however, threw a wrench into Old Man Gloom’s plans, and they ultimately decided to put Seminar IX out first, “to help bring a little light into this situational seclusion.” Read their full statement below.

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    Posted by Old Man Gloom on Monday, March 23, 2020

    Talk about pleasant surprises. Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning is due out May 22, but you can stream Seminar IX: Darkness of Being below.