• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | The Answer Lies in the Black Void, Become Undone

Doom metal op z'n best en bij aanvang uiterst 'traditioneel', tot Horváth en Köhnen er een stukje razende, jazzy extreme metal insteken waardoor het nummer een extra dimensie krijgt. Dat belooft voor het aankomende album.

Forlorn verschijnt op 24 september via Burning World Records.


The Answer Lies In The Black Void is a collaboration between Martina Horváth (singer for the avant-garde metal project Thy Catafalque) and Jason Köhnen (Celestial Season, Bong-Ra, ex-The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble) born out of their shared passion for doom.

The duo predominantly work together in their music project Mansur accompanied by Dmitry El Demerdashi (ex-PHURPA) releasing their albums on Denovali Records.

Martina has been part of Thy Catafalque since 2017 and with Mansur since 2020. Studying Hungarian folk music since the age of five. Participating in traditional folk bands and singing in several choirs including the St. Paul's Cathedral's choir in London. Her musical career started with electro/folk band (Zombori), a folk metal band called (Niburta) and her own doom metal band called Nulah.

Jason was a founding member of Celestial Season back in 1992, founding member of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (2001) and the Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Jason has performed solo as Bong-Ra since 1998 with which a John Peel Session was recorded and two performances at Glastonbury, and founded MANSUR in 2020.