With two succesful releases to their name, Iceland’s MOMENTUM are hard at at work on their next full-length album, which will once again appear on Dark Essence Records, at a date as yet to be specified. Whilst work is continuing apace, the band have been able to reveal “Dire Host”, a new track from the album, via a video which was filmed in the studio.
The video can be seen here:
“Dire Host” was recorded in June in Hveragerði, a small town about a half hour drive from Reykjavík, and the new album marks the first time that MOMENTUM will be working in the studio with Friðrik Helgason. As to what fans should expect from the album, “Dire Host” gives a pretty good idea according to the band who had this to say: “The songwriting process for a new album is going very well and we are really enjoying the direction in which we are heading. It has been, and continues to be, a new learning curve for the band to keep the music to just the three of us, but it would seem that we thrive on challenging ourselves with something different every time.
“We wanted to go and record a proper example of what the band is doing today and we feel that ‘Dire Host’ captures that quite well. If you happen to be at Eistnaflug festival next week you will be able to see this live as well as a lot more of the new material, including a special treat that we’ve been working very hard on this past month”.
MOMENTUM, whose lineup comprises Kristján on Drums, Holaf on Vocals and Bass , and Ingvar on Guitar and Vocals, is set appear not once, but twice at the Eistnaflug Festival in Iceland in July. Their first appearance will be on the Boli stage on Wednesday 6th at 17:50, whilst on Friday the 8th they hit the Brennivin stage at 22:20 for what will be a special show.
MOMENTUM’s first two albums “Fixation, at Rest” and “The Freak is Alive” can be heard at http://momentum.bandcamp.com
A video of MOMENTUM playing the title track from their debut album “Fixation, at Rest” live at the Airwaves festival can be seen below: