Billed as a "transmedia dark culture project" by creators Emily Lazar and Top Cow Comics founder Marc Silvestri, September Mourning utilizes numerous platforms to spin a wild narrative about a human-reaper hybrid named September, played by Lazar, traveling through the worlds of both the living and the dead.
Delivered to the public via recorded music, comic books, live concerts, and online webisodes, September Mourning released Melancholia, a full-length collection of early demos, in 2011. A new single, "Before the Fall," dropped the following year and saw the project headed in a more commercial, electro-goth metal direction, and by 2013 they had inked a deal with Virgin Records. The Howard Benson-produced single "Children of Fate" appeared in late 2014, and in 2015 they issued an eponymous EP as well as an accompanying comic book called A Murder of Reapers, the latter of which was funded by a 2014 Kickstarter campaign. The hard rock/graphic novel project's official debut long-player, Volume II, followed in 2016. ~ James Christopher Monger