Dark Essence Records, the label that gave the Swedish Rockers their recording start back in 2014, have welcomed ALFAHANNE back into the fold, something the band is more than happy about:
ALFAHANNE is back where it all started at Dark Essence. We got side-tracked but now we are right back on track and where we belong. It feels so great to be on Dark Essence again – to be part of their roster, and we couldn’t be more pleased about this. Everyone at the label has always felt like friends and we enjoyed working with them on the release of our first two albums, and will enjoy working with them again on the release of our fifth. So now let the darkness begin…
When ALFAHANNE burst onto the scene in 2010 their minds were fully set on bringing the danger back to rock n roll. Playing what they call “Alfapocalyptic Rock”, ALFAHANNE mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll, creating their own style of music. A style that has earned them plaudits from critics and fans alike.
With a lineup comprising Pehr Skjoldhammer on guitars and vocals, Fredrik Sööberg on guitars, Jimmy Wiberg on bass, Niklas Åström on drums, and Stefan Eriksson on keyboards, ALFAHANNE’s stage debut came at 2014’s Inferno Metal Festival where their show garnered them high praise.
Since then, their high energy, exuberance, and easy going, friendly interaction with the fans (both on and off the stage) make them guaranteed crowd pleasers and much in demand for club and festival appearances.
The band’s popularity is not limited to fans, as the list of guests of the ALFAHANNE’s previous albums demonstrates. A list that fans of extreme genres will find mouth-watering and that includes fellow Dark Essence artists Hoest (TAAKE) and V’gandr (HELHEIM), as well as other titans of the Scandinavian scene such as Dolk (KAMPFAR), Erlend Hjelvik (KVELERTAK), Spellgoth (HORNA, TURMION KÄTILÖT), Nattfursth (SORHIN), David Lindh (YVONNE and BRODER DANIEL), Sanrabb (GEHENNA) and Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING).
With work progressing on their fifth studio album, ALFAHANNE had this to say about what fans could expect:
Having already released four album, Eskilstuna´s finest will soon be back with a new one. Once again we will explore the darkness of mankind and continue to widen our musical realms. The new material will mark the beginning of a new era for the band and the fifth album will truly be a monster. Its release will make it clear that ALFAHANNE is an unstoppable force…
ALFAHANNE have already been confirmed to appear at Steelfest Open Air in Finland and Rock Away Winter in Borås, Sweden, in May, the Spetakkel Festivalen in Larvik, Norway in September, and the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in the Netherlands in December.
Details about the new album will be released in due course, and more information about ALFAHANNE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
A video of ALFAHANNE performing the track “Indiehora” from their album “Alfapokalyps”, live at Inferno Festival 2014, and featuring V’gandr of TAAKE & HELHEIM can be seen below.