Norwegian black metal masters 1349 will be reissuing their iconic sixth studio album, ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ on both black and green vinyl. The re-release will be made available worldwide on May 17. The LPs can be pre-ordered HERE.
1349 deliver aural hellfire with ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’. Over four years in the making, ‘Massive Cauldron…’ builds on their storied career and sees the band sharpen their orthodox black metal assault with a thrashier edge. Iron-handed tracks like “Slaves,” “Godslayer,” “Cauldron,” and more show that without a doubt, ‘Massive Cauldron…’ is true Norwegian black metal and 1349 at their most savage and cruel.
In addition to the album release, 1349 will be performing across Europe for various festivals. The full itinerary is as follows:
04/21: Oslo, Norway @ Inferno Metal Festival 2019 [EVENT LINK]
07/12-13: Torgau, Germany @ In Flammen Open Air [EVENT LINK] *Exact date TBD*
08/04: Brasov, Romania @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest [EVENT LINK]
11/30: Parma, Italy @ Black Winter Fest XII [EVENT LINK]
Moreover, 1349 have recently released ‘Dødskamp,’ a new single that has been commissioned by Innovation Norway, Visit Norway, and the Munch Museum. Along with four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music, 1349 were asked to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch. The song can be heard HERE.
Since the release of the single, Visit Norway has shared a video in which 1349 gives detailed insight as to their inspiration behind the song and why they chose that particular piece. The video can be seen HERE.
Regarding the single, 1349 guitarist Archaon commented: “Munch is arguably the biggest Norwegian artist throughout history, together with Edvard Grieg, I suppose. His works are tremendously dark and eerie, reflecting a lot of anxiety, pain and loneliness, in the way I perceive them. So, it suited us perfectly. I chose the work ‘Dødskamp’ which directly translates ‘Death Struggle’ and speaks volumes for itself. It was an emotionally Heavy task, and also a completely new way to compose. As well as some very long nights, bereaved of sleep. In the end though, it was worth it. This is the soundtrack to the dilemmas of mortality.”
The new single can be found on all digital platforms here and streamed via the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel below. The song is available on vinyl, together with the bonus track “Atomic Chapel” and can be pre-ordered the Season of Mist shop. 1349 will return with a full length release later this year.
‘Dødskamp’ can can be pre-ordered HERE.