The 2nd pressing of this classic UK Doom album on COSMIC KEY CREATIONS. This one comes in a uv high gloss laminated gatefold and has completely new artwork, recreated from the original 1994 release. Solstice is an epic doom metal band from Dewsbury, England, founded by Rich Walker after the breaking up of his previous hardcore punk / grindcore bands Sore Throat and Warfear. Together with Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus, Solstice is responsible for expanding upon epic doom metal. The band released their debut album Lamentations on England’s Candlelight Records in 1994 and caught the attention of an underground scene that was at that point swept up with the still new second wave of black metal. Successive UK and European tours, with Count Raven and Anathema respectively, firmly cemented the band as something of a cult act across the continent.