Having recently signed a two-album deal with ENDEZZMA, Dark Essence Records have today announced the details of “The Archer, Fjord and the Thunder”, the third full-length album from the Norwegian Black Metallers, and which is set to herald in the new year when it hits the streets on the 21st January 2021.
Formed in 2006 by frontman M. Shax, ENDEZZMA’s current lineup, includes M. Malphas on guitars, Nihil on Rythm Guitar, Skriu on Drums and Aske on bass, forming a cohesive group of musicians who together demonstrate a brand of brutal, fiercely intense, and yet aesthetically mystical approach to their music.
With “The Archer, Fjord and the Thunder”, ENDEZZMA have taken a huge step forward in their song writing. Mixing the raw grimness of the early days of black metal with the epic grandeur of later bands, to produce an album that bridges the gap between dark anthems and primitive aggression.
Recorded at the Vika Studio and the Malpherno Studio in Norway, “The Archer, Fjord and the Thunder”, was mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm. With cover painting by Stefan Todorovic/Kahos Diktator Design, the album will be available in Digipak CD and LP formats, with an A2 poster included with the vinyl version.
Tracklisting for “The Archer, Fjord and the Thunder” is as follows:
- The Awakening
- The Name of the Night is a Strong Tower
- Anomalious Abomination
- The Archer, Fjord and the Thunder
- Formless and Void
- Garden ov Heathen
- Wild Glorior Death
- Open Your Eyes and Stab the Sight
- Arrows of Equilibrium
Commenting on the album ENDEZZMA had this to say:
We are excited to finally bring out the news and details of “The Archer, Fjord and the Thunder” because this is an album into which we really have placed not just a piece of our heart but also our whole soul. Never before have we worked as hard and as determinedly on every little detail of an album. In it we really see the band arise out of the ashes as a new golden entity, with a hunger that is more rabid than ever, filled with the desire to set the world ablaze with our music.
We feel that the album takes the band into a new epic and mythical landscape and sends the listeners out on an infernal, intense, and epic journey to a dark and obscure world that is lit by the archer’s flaming arrows of equilibrium, wild glorious death and anomalious abomination.
“The Archer Fjord and the Thunder” should be considered as a concept album, and we invite you into our world of stellar darkness, to explore our path of burning devotion…We are Endezzma
ENDEZZMA recently releases a video for the track “Serpent Earth” from their 2017 album “The Arcane Abyss” and it can be seen below.