KATLA are back once more with the third mighty eruption of their Icelandic metal volcano. Check out the sneak preview for their epic song “Dulsmál” from the upcoming album “Móðurástin”.
KATLA say they had a ‘huge luxury problem’ when choosing the 3rd and last song to preview from their upcoming album Móðurástin. They managed to narrow it down to two totally different songs but then decided to go with the closing song of the album, Dulsmál, that can now be streamed here:
Here’s how Guðmundur ‘Gummi’ Pálmason feels about the inspiring, creative liaison with Einar, and the fruitful writing process for Dulsmál:
“Dulsmál was the last song we wrote for the album. Most of the songs were written by sending ideas over the internet as Einar was largely based in Norway at that time and I was in Iceland. I had this idea for an opening riff and a vocal melody that I sent Einar and he promptly turned it into half a song by adding a verse and a mid section. The song’s structure wasn’t completed though until we met in a garage in Reykjavík and just jammed the mid section. But once the song started taking shape in the studio we felt we wanted to add a little outro, and Einar and our producer Halldór made this beautiful slowed down alternative version of the chorus.
Halldór also made some brilliant orchestrations for the section leading up to the end, where the song dissolves into some kind of controlled chaos. A perfect way to end the album in my opinion. Lyrically the song deals with insomnia and strange dreams, but also the promise brought by a new day peaking in through the window. The final touches were put to the song by adding samples of old farmers talking about the almighty (or actually the lack of its presence) and the afterlife. I knew before we started actual work on the album that I wanted to use some samples and the intro to the song was sounding a bit empty because of the long silence between the notes so it was a perfect part to fill in and it added a lot of atmosphere.”
Móðurástin is to be released through Prophecy Productions on October, 27th. The album can be pre-ordered here: http://en.prophecy.de/artists/katla/
Also check out “Nátthagi”: