"Gods of No Faith" is a song about my belief that we are all Gods," says Frayle singer Gwyn Strang. "Consciously or subconsciously, we create our own world. We can either be weighed down by our belief system or rise up because of it."
Frayle have clearly chosen the latter path. The Cleveland group — led by Strang and guitarist Sean Bilovecky — describes their sound as "lullabies over chaos," a fitting characterization of the band's haunting, hypnotic mix of crushing Sleep-style doom and cooing ethereal vocals à la Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser. Frayle are set to drop their full-length debut, 1692, on Valentines Day via Aqualamb Records/Lay Bare Recordings, but ahead of that big date, they've offered up the aforementioned "Gods of No Faith" along with its occult-tinged music video, which sees Strang dragging a scythe on a ritualized stroll through a cornfield, while a blindfolded man bound to a chair (her prisoner?) struggles to free himself, and her band riffs and headbangs.
"Gods of No Faith" was produced and directed by The Tower, with former Filter bassist Frank Cavanagh both acting in the clip and serving as Assistant DP. Cavanagh isn't the only famous friend Frayle called in — Jason Popson, a.k.a. ex-Mushroomhead singer J Mann and a Cleveland heavy-music cornerstone, also provides guest vocals on the song.
Frayle will be closing out 2019 with two live performances, in their hometown with Kadavar and in NYC with Silvertomb, the hard-rock band featuring former Type O Negative members Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly. See the details below, and you can pre-order 1692 via Bandcamp.
Frayle live dates:
12/19 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH,
with Kadavar, Ruby the Hatchet
12/21 - Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
with Silvertomb (ex-Type O Negative), Kings Bounty