“I wrote ‘Quicksand’ using a simple two chord melody. The chords went together so well that this song practically wrote itself. Lyrically it was not so simple. This song is about the depression that leads to the downfall of evil people when they can’t enter your boundaries, hatch plots against you, or make you look unhinged. It could be a friend, family member, or anyone who finds you a threat out of pure envy. Is it best to lend them your hand out of pity when they are acting depressed? Or should you step on their neck while they’re down to send a message? Some people, mostly good people, fall for the same trap over and over again. The only way to defeat these malignant people is to end all contact and communication.” – Drift Into Black
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Drift Into Black’s music video for their song “Quicksand” (watch it below). The track is taken from their latest EP Shadow People, which is available through Bandcamp.
For close to twenty years, Craig Rossi has handled keyboard duties for the doom metal band Grey Skies Fallen, recording four albums, two EPs, and two singles with the group. He’s performed numerous shows across the US sharing the same stage with the likes of Opeth, Anathema, Arch Enemy, Amorphis, and Katatonia. He’s since embarked on a new musical journey with atmospheric/experimental gloom metal project Drift Into Black and his recently-issued Shadow People EP.
Boasting five depressive tracks, the eclectic sounds comprising Shadow People draw inspiration from a vast array of genres including dark rock, atmospheric, and doom metal. Rossi has taken on the task of vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing, and mastering, along with the help of a hired session drummer. Notes Rossi, “I wanted the production on this EP to sound pale with less crisp than most records; a gloomy sound stage due to the fact that the lyrical content deals with dark human elements. If Anathema, Tiamat, Black Sabbath, and Katatonia all had a love child, Drift Into Black would be it.”