Norwegian band MARATON is known for their distinct and iconic soundscape, characterised by technical drums, earthquake-awakening bass, shimmering guitars and almost sacred vocals. The band will release a new album fall 2022, of which the first single “Perdurant Lives” is released!
Listen to the single here: https://orcd.co/perdurantlives
On the upcoming single, songwriter and guitarist Simen states: “Perdurant Lives is about the paradoxical nature of mankind, who are capable of loving themselves while at the same time knowingly engaging in very self-destructive behavior. As such, the verse and chorus represent each of these opposites. I think it´s probably the best song we´ve ever done.”
On Perdurant Lives, Maraton further explore and broaden their melodic potential, and the track marks a new chapter for the band. In the new single they effortlessly combine their already distinguished sound with heavy elements of electronica. The result is a playful, yet melancholic dreamscape of beautiful alternative rock.
“To us; this song feels like home, and we hope we manage to evoke the same feeling in our listeners” Vocalist Fredrik adds.
Maraton break boundaries between genres, creating progressive alternative rock with roaring bass, massive guitars and exceptional vocals. Described as “shamelessly melodic”, the band experiments with sounds and creates music that can be described as a dynamic journey through sensory impressions. Thematically, lines are drawn between the emotional and the philosophical, and the songs are based on human receptivity to new impressions and developments.Maraton released their debut album “Meta” in 2019, with great success and very good reviews internationally. At the time of writing, the debut has almost 3 million plays on Spotify alone, and despite the pandemic and little opportunity for concerts, the band’s fan base is constantly growing.The band has been praised for their fantastic and energetic live performances with such claims as: “Bergersen’s falsetto delivery is simply amazing” and “With a voice driven by power and clarity, I was left with goosebumps in places you did not know you could get goosebumps ” -Heavymetal.no. Maraton have previously played at festivals such as Roskildefestivalen in Denmark, By:larm- and the Trondheim Rocks festival in Norway, and after the debut album they went on an extensive European tour with Leprous.By combining and experimenting with different genres, the band creates a distinct and iconic soundscape that is characterised by technical drumming performed with mechanical precision, earthquake-awakening bass, shimmering guitars and almost sacred vocals. Despite this strange and wonderful mix, the songs present themselves as surprisingly catchy, but at the same time timeless, and as something that should be enjoyed and absorbed through more than one listening.Maraton are finally back with new music, and the follow-up album “Unseen Color” is expected in the autumn of 2022.