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Contrasting the bleakness of their debut record ‘Home’, Canadian post-black metal act NUMENOREAN have painted their sophomore effort ‘Adore’ in an array of brighter shades, while never loosing intensity. The new record will be released on Season of Mist on April 12.

Having only released a 2-song demo in 2014, the band got offered a lengthy recording deal by Season of Mist. Soon after, debut record ‘Home’ followed and the underground met NUMENOREAN’s take on post black metal with some critical acclaim, yet also polarizing views, due to the graphic nature of the cover.

With ‘Home’, NUMENOREAN achieved far more than just following a musical path pioneered by DEAFHEAVEN, ALCEST, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. The Canadians crafted a musical masterpiece that embraced beauty, harshness and melancholy in equal measure and transformed those into fragile, nihilistic and hauntingly beautiful songs.

After playing shows with DEAFHEAVEN, GHOST BATH and BATUSKHA in Canada, the United States and Australia, NUMENOREAN set up a crowdfunding campaign to fund the recording of the sophomore album with Josh Schroeder (GHOST BATH).

Forming the antithesis of the previous album, ‘Adore’ adopts a more vibrant approach, both musically and thematically. Rather than seeing life from a nihilistic view, the songs convey a loose message of hope. The lyrics and the theme of the music explore being beat, down and broken, but still finding a way to preserve by finding reasons to appreciate life for what it can be.

NUMENOREAN skilfully employ the feeling of melancholy, an intricate song writing and the black metal roots that marked their debut. Yet the newfound hooks and facets of ‘Adore’, represent a band that has established and evolved sound. ‘Adore’, will be one for the year lists.


  • Byron Lemley : Guitar
  • Roger LeBlanc : Guitar/Vocals
  • Tomas Casper Ingham : Bass/Vocals
  • Jordan Diakur : Drums
  • Harley D'orazio : Guitar

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on September 3, 2019

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN have announced a European tour in December 2019, together with Portuguese black metal band GAEREA. The tour will kick off on December 5 in Denmark (Copenhagen) and will run through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, France, the Netherlands and with a final date in the UK. Find all dates below.

Posted on April 16, 2019

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN are streaming their new album ‘Adore’ in full, via Exclaim! The record has been released on Friday, April 12 via Season of Mist.

Posted on March 29, 2019

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN have teamed up with Revolver Magazine to release a deeply personal spoken word poem and accompanying video, which addresses guitarist/vocalist Roger LeBlanc’s battles with addiction and road to sobriety. The piece and video can be seen below.

Posted on March 21, 2019

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN are now premiering the title track from upcoming record ‘Adore’. The song is now streaming via Invisible Oranges at the link below.

Posted on February 19, 2019

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN have premiered the second song taken from their new album ‘Adore’ . The track “Coma” is streaming via Metal Injection. ‘Adore’ is set for worldwide release via Season of Mist on April 12, 2019.

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