Swedish viking/black metallers THYRFING will release their new album, “De Ödeslösa” (English translation: “The Fateless”) on March 1 via NoiseArt Records. The band’s first CD since 2008′s critically acclaimed “Hels Vite” was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, WITCHCRAFT).
“De Ödeslösa” track listing:
01. Mot Helgrind
03. Veners Förfall
08. De Ödeslösa
A trailer for “De Ödeslösa” is available below.
Comments THYRFING guitarist Patrik Lindgren: “‘Veners Förfall’ is a track we’re truly satisfied with and think it showcases the album in a great way. The song was actually written around the rather offbeat middle piano part — which I think is really different from how you usually put your piano in metal music. In the chorus we can also hear Toni Kocmut on choir vocals. Those who have been following the band through the years will surely recognize this as a familiar element of THYRING. So … here we go — hope you’ll enjoy the song and appreciate it as a first teaser of ‘De Ödeslösa’.”
The cover artwork for “De Ödeslösa” was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media and can be seen below.
After 17 years in the band, original member and bassist Kimmy Sjölund decided to leave THYRFING. Joakim Kristensson has since taken over the bass duties. The band also welcomed a new drummer, Dennis Ekdahl.
THYRFING 2013 is:
Jens Rydén – Vocals
Patrik Lindgren – Guitar
Fredrik Hernborg – Guitar
Joakim Kristensson – Bass
Peter Löf – Synthesizers
Dennis Ekdahl – Drums
“Hels Vite” was released in October 2008 via Regain Records. The CD was co-produced (with the band) by Jörgen Svensson of Tyroon Production and the cover artwork was created by the Swedish artist Mikael Schelén. The layout and the photos were handled by Jens Rydén.
THYRFING in 2007 announced the addition of Jens Rydén as the band’s new vocalist. Jens is best known as founding member and ex-vocalist of NAGLFAR and for his one-man army PROFUNDI.
Nuclear Blast Records have announced the following:
“The Living Infinite“, the ninth studio album and first double album release by Swedish melodic death metal maestros SOILWORK, will be unleashed on February 27th in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1st, and in North America on March 5th.
Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), “The Living Infinite” features artwork by MNEMIC’s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie who shares:
“Seven years ago, I created the artwork for the “Stabbing The Drama”album and I can’t believe how time flies! Here we are, with sexy grey hairs, working with my friends in SOILWORK again. This time, we built the cover around a maritime concept, aiming for something direct and symbolic. I believe we achieved that quite well. From my creative deck, I salute you and say: Long Live “The Living Infinite”.”
SOILWORK states: “After commissioning some pretty elaborate covers for the last couple of records, we decided to try something more sober and design-oriented for The Living Infinite. Who better to call than the man who created the iconic “Stabbing The Drama” cover? Mircea Gabriel Eftemie is not only a close friend but also an incredible graphic designer. We’re all stoked about his work which is different from anything SOILWORK has ever done and perfectly suits the elegant oceanic concept of “The Living Infinite”. Enjoy folks!”
Tracklisting for “The Living Infinite” is as follows:
01. Spectrum Of Eternity
02. Memories Confined
03. This Momentary Bliss
05. The Living Infinite I
06. Let The First Wave Rise
08. Realm Of The Wasted
09. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers And Lights
01. Entering Aeons
02. Long Live The Misanthrope
03. Drowning With Silence
04. Antidotes In Passing
06. The Living Infinite II
07. Loyal Shadow
08. Rise Above The Sentiment
09. Parasite Blues
10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard
Bucharest metallers GOODBYE TO GRAVITY has offered up their debut CD for free streaming for one week only on the band’s Youtube Channel (www.youtube.com/goodbyetogravity). The album was recorded at Traian 150 Studios in Bucharest, Romania and mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KREATOR, SOILWORK etc).
The band played this year’s Summer Breeze Open Air festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, after being selected from over 2000 bands to compete in the yearly ‘New Blood Award’.
The band has already released three videos, also available on their Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/goodbyetogravity
Hailing from Bucharest – Romania, GOODBYE TO GRAVITY started as an unexpected mixture of former members from the heavy metal band THUNDERSTORM (which in their 10+ years of activity opened for heavyweights like JUDAS PRIEST, MANOWAR, HELLOWEEN, RAGE, EVERGREY etc.) and the winner of the 2008 national TV casting show Megastar (Romanian equivalent of Idol).
Youtube link to the album stream: http://youtu.be/9gH9tFIw8M8