Grand Icelandic black metal band AUÐN have released a new track off their forthcoming album, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’. The new track, a dark and threatening beast titled “Skuggar” is streaming now at Bandcamp.
AUÐN will release ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, worldwide on November 10 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders for the new album are available on several CD and LP formats.
Regarding the new track, AUÐN comment: “We are proud to present the second track taken from our forthcoming album, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’. ‘Skuggar’ was hard to write although the song appears to be relatively simple. There was tension when we created the track, which adds another new element to our sound. ‘Skuggar’ turned out to be melodic, bleak, and dark which represents the feeling and meaning of the lyrics that revolve around a journey into the afterlife, and the disappointment on reaching that destination.”
Iceland’s AUĐN return with their brand-new album ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’. AUĐN are a prime example of the power and atmosphere of Iceland’s booming black metal scene. Moving and evocative, album opener “Veröld Hulin” shows a masterful command of elegant melody as they build intensity steadily towards the epic closer “Í Hálmstráið Held”, where total ferocity clashes with teeth-gnashing grit. ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’ proves that AUĐN stand on their own while being one of the leaders in the burgeoning movement.
1. Veröld Hulin
2. Lífvana Jörð
3. Haldreipi Hugans
6. Blóðrauð Sól
7. Eilífar Nætur
9. Í Hálmstráið Held (click to stream, also available on Spotify)
In addition to the new album, AUÐN have also announced a European tour supporting GHAALS WYRD (ex-GORGOROTH) and THE GREAT OLD ONES. In addition to the tour, AUÐN is also confirmed for next year’s Inferno Festival in Norway. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
“It is also bleakly grim. At times, it is blasting and brutal, yet perfectly balanced and never straying a solitary note away from the mesmerizing ethereal soundscape projected throughout” – The Grapevine (Iceland)
Hailing from the village of Hveragerði in the southern end of Iceland, AUÐN were founded in 2010, and quickly became regarded as one of the most talented bands from the burgeoning black metal scene in their home country. Unlike the majority of their brethren, AUÐN shed the jarring and caustic approaches to black metal, in favor of haunting melodies and bitter atmospheres.
Since their inception, AUÐN have already created waves in their local Icelandic scene with compelling live performances, one of these which resulted in the band winning their country’s “Wacken Metal Battle” contest. Following their acclaimed Wacken performance, AUÐN have already aimed their sights towards larger audiences over the year to come.
Dec. 1 Bochum (DE) @ Matrix (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 2 Vosselaar (BE) @ Biebob (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 4 Toulouse (FR) @ metronum (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 5 Madrid (ES) @ Chango (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 6 Barcelona (ES) @ boveda (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 7 Marseille (FR) @ Jas Rod (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 9 Bologna (IT) @ Alcemica Music Club (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 10 Zurich (CH) @ Werk 21 (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 12 Munchen (DE) @ Backstage (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 13 Wroclaw (PL) @ Firlej (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 14 Erfurt (DE) @ From Hell (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 15 Berlin (DE) @ De Mortem Et Diabolum (+The Great Old Ones +Gaahls WYRD)
Dec. 16 Eindhoven (NL) @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017
Mar. 30 Oslo (NO) @ Inferno Festival 2018