"A Sign Of Sublime", the new video from British vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva — who has toured and/or recorded with CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS and ANGTORIA — can be viewed below. The clip was directed by David Kenny and "is not a full band shot, as in we all play individually; we cannot be seen all bunched together," says Sarah. She adds, "I just wanted to try and do something different."
"A Sign Of Sublime" is the title track of Sarah Jezebel Deva's solo album, which is scheduled for release on February 15 through Rising Records. The drums on the CD were laid down by Max Blunos, formerly of the U.K. death metal outfit TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED. Other guest musicians that appear on the album include Martin Powell (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, MY DYING BRIDE) and Dave Pybus (CRADLE OF FILTH). The CD was mixed and mastered at Escape Route by Dan Abela.
"A Sign Of Sublime" track listing:
02. A Sign Of Sublime
03. She Stands Like Stone
04. The Devil's Opera
05. They Called Her Lady Tyranny
06. The Road To Nowhere
07. Your Woeful Chair
08. Newborn Failure
09. Daddy's Not Coming Home
The limited-edition digipack version of "A Sign Of Sublime" will contain one bonus track plus a video for the CD's title cut.
A four-minute collection of samples from the album is available for streaming on Sarah's MySpace page. Included in the file are clips of the following songs:
* A Sign Of Sublime
* They Called Her Lady Tyranny
* She Stands Like Stone
* The Devil's Opera
* Daddy's Not Coming Home
Check out the "A Sign Of Sublime" cover artwork below.
Regarding the musical direction of her solo debut, Sarah says, "It's not another ANGTORIA, it's not CRADLE OF FILTH... what is it? Hell if I know! Haha... it's music! No label, just me and the people I care about doing music. It's not pompous, it's not over the top. I would like to say it's just a mixture of styles and feelings. Some tracks are fast, almost having a black metal edge, some tracks are slow, almost like a movie film score... and well, it just doesn't all sound the same, it's not blast beats from start to finish, it has feeling, and well, that's it!"
During the recording sessions for "A Sign Of Sublime", Sarah laid down a cover version of MEREDITH BROOKS' "Bitch", which is described by the singer as "slightly more heavy than the original." She adds, "I did it because I love the song! Simple. It's rock! It don't know if we have added anything to the song or taken anything away. Either way, it was fun to do and that's what music is about."
On the topic of her continuing collaboration with Dave Pybus, Sarah says, "I feel lucky to have one of my best friends work with me on this album. He did ANGTORIA and, of course, Dave and I have worked together many years in CRADLE OF FILTH and I am just proud to have someone by my side who doesn't put any restrictions on me and doesn't believe in putting restrictions on music. He is open-minded and fun, loyal and very hard-working and we both have the same vision... to enjoy life and playing."
(Thanks: Tonnie Westerbeke / www.metalfan.nl)