Wayfarer’s “A High Plains Eulogy” Is A Dark Little Folksong

On October 27th, 2023 Denver, Colorado’s Wayfarer will release their fifth full-length album, American Gothic, via Profound Lore (USA)//Century Media Records (EU). The band blends Black Metal, Gothic Country, and Americana elements and you’ll find them all in their new song and video, “A High Plains Eulogy”. The video was directed by Alex Pace//@chainsawjustice.

Shane McCarthy (Guitars, Vocals) comments:

‘A High Plains Eulogy’ is one of the more stripped down and somber moments on the record. It’s a moody vision of the American frontier, serving a bit as a requiem for an idea that is slipping through one’s hands lost to time.

The video, captured by our longtime collaborator Alex Pace, paints the stark and empty beauty of the Colorado plains, and the Rocky Mountains, where the rock formations of the land serve as its own tombstones. The visuals are a perfect accompaniment to this dark little folksong. It tells of tragedy, and sits in the middle of ‘American Gothic’, fully fleshing out the record’s more personal facets.

After ten years of existence, the band presents American Gothic as a “defining statement” of Western heavy music that “explores the dark soul of the nation itself.” This time working alongside producer Arthur Rizk (Eternal Champion, Kreator).

They say:

What we have now is a world full of oil drillers, and railroad barons. Cattle thieves and company men. This is the new American Gothic.

Wayfarer tour dates w/ Baroness

Nov. 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

Nov. 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Nov. 12 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room