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The Black Is Never Far
The Black Is Never Far
Studio album by Place of Skulls
Released May 1 2006
Recorded 2005 at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Genre Doom Metal
Length 45:39
Producer Travis Wyrick, Victor Griffin
Place of Skulls chronology
Love Through Blood
(2005)
The Black Is Never Far
(2006)
As A Dog Returns
(2010)

The Black Is Never Far is the third album by the Knoxville, Tennessee doom metal band Place of Skulls. Recorded with Travis Wyrick in Knoxville circa 2005 it would be released via German label Exile on Mainstream Records on 1 May 2006 with worldwide distribution via Southern Records. Notably along with featuring current bassist (at the time) Dennis Cornelius it would feature original bassist Lee Abney on three songs. The album would also feature a rendition of "Relentless" which was originally recorded by Pentagram for their debut album of the same name.

In 2012 German label Bilocation Records would re-issue the album on vinyl with 180g vinyl, a 300g gatefold cover and new artwork by Richard Schouten, limited to 500 copies (200x Black, 200x Grey Marble, 100x Solid White).

The Black Is Never Far would attain positive reception from the likes of Blabbermouth (9/10),[1] Angelic Warlord (9/10),[2] Metal Review (8.5/10),[3] Sea of Tranquility (4.5 Stars)[4] and Exclaim!.[5]

TracklistEdit

Place of Skulls - The Black Is Never Far

Place of Skulls - The Black Is Never Far

All songs written by Victor Griffin except where noted.

  • 1. Prisoner's Creed (2:50)
  • 2. Sense of Divinity (4:12)
  • 3. Darkest Hour (5:59)
  • 4. Interlude (0:10)
  • 5. Apart From Me (4:41) (Dennis Cornelius)
  • 6. The Black Is Never Far (6:01)
  • 7. We The Unrighteous (2:38)
  • 8. Interlude (0:13)
  • 9. Masters of Jest (4:10)
  • 10. Interlude (0:13)
  • 11. Lookin' For A Reason (6:26)
  • 12. Relentless (4:28)
  • 13. Changed Heart (3:38)

PersonnelEdit

  • Victor Griffin - Guitar, Vocals (1 - 3, 5), Producer
  • Tim Tomaselli - Drums; Choir (7)
  • Lee Abney - Bass (7, 9, 13); Choir (7)
  • Dennis Cornelius - Bass (1 - 3, 5, 6, 11, 12), Backing Vocals, Choir (7)
  • Charles Robinson - Choir (7)
  • Chastity Brown - Saxophone (11)
  • Mike Dearing - Engineer
  • Travis Wyrick - Mixing, Mastering, Producer
  • Andreas Kohl - Artwork, Design, Layout (CD)
  • Richard Schouten - Artwork, Design, Layout (Vinyl)

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blabbermouth
  2. Angelic Warlord
  3. Metal Reviews
  4. Sea of Tranquility
  5. Exclaim!
V·T·E Place of Skulls
Current Members Victor GriffinLee AbneyDan LivelyRussell Lee Padgett
Past Members Tim TomaselliRon HolznerGreg TurleyScott Weinrich • Dennis Cornelius • Pete Campbell
Studio Albums NailedWith VisionThe Black Is Never FarAs A Dog Returns
Other Releases Place of Skulls Live!Death Row Reunion 2000Love Through Blood
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Death RowPentagramThe ObsessedTroubleRevelationCathedralLate For An Early GraveVictor Griffin's In-Graved
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