Icelandic black metal formation AUÐN will be releasing the studio album ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’ on October 30 via Season of Mist! The album art and tracklist can be found below. In conjunction with the announcement, the band has shared “Eldborg”, the first new single from the record. The song and accompanying music video, which was created by AUÐN‘s own Andri Björn Birgisson, can be found at THIS LOCATION.
AUÐN commenst: “It is with great pleasure that we unveil the first track from ‘Vökudraumsins fangi,’ a track that embodies Iceland’s furious awe and fear inducing pits of fire. These ever looming harbingers of destruction have countless faces, this is ‘Eldborg.'”
Pre-orders are now live in the Season of Mist shop HERE.
The cover artwork of ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’ was created by Mýrmann.
Tracklist 1. Einn um alla tíð (08:15) 2. Eldborg (04:08) 3. Birtan hugann brennir (05:33) 4. Verður von að bráð (05:50) 5. Drepsótt (03:16) 6. Næðir um (05:03) 7. Horfin mér (06:42) 8. Á himin stara (03:47) 9. Ljóstýra (05:54) 10. Vökudraumsins fangi (06:43)
Icelandic black metal formation AUÐN have revealed the cover artwork and details of their upcoming new album ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’. The band’s third full length will be released on October 30th via Season of Mist.
The cover artwork of ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’ was created by Mýrmann and can be viewed below, together with the track list.
AUÐN comment: “We are thrilled to announce our new album ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’ which will be released through Season of mist this autumn. After the release of Farvegir fyrndar we found ourselves wanting to expand our horizons and try new directions with our music. Adding a new member to the fold we entered uncharted territory for Auðn. We further explored themes we have wanted to chart for some time. More aggression, more melody and with the help of Jens Bogren we achieved soundscapes that echo the vast desolation that is Auðn today.”
1. Einn um alla tíð (08:15)
2. Eldborg (04:08)
3. Birtan hugann brennir (05:33)
4. Verður von að bráð (05:50)
5. Drepsótt (03:16)
6. Næðir um (05:03)
7. Horfin mér (06:42)
8. Á himin stara (03:47)
9. Ljóstýra (05:54)
10. Vökudraumsins fangi (06:43)
As the country’s vibrant black metal scene has proven, Iceland can be a beautiful and sinister place where furious elements rage teaching fear but also inspiring human creativity. Emphasizing melodies rather than dissonance and approaching their music from a dramatic, classical black metal angle, AUÐN deliver another mesmerizing piece of art with ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’.
Recording studio: Sundlaugin Studio
Producer / sound engineer: Stephen Lockhart of Studio Emissary
Mixed and mastered: Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios
Andri Björn Birgisson – Guitars
Aðalsteinn Magnússon – Guitars and vocals
Hjalti Sveinsson – Vocals
Hjálmar Gylfason – Guitars
Matthías Hlifar Mogensen – Bass and guitars
Sigurður Kjartan Pálsson – Drums
Arnaldur Ingi Jónsson – Hammond organ on “Næðir um “and “Horfin mér”
Magnús Jóhann Ragnarsson – Grand piano & Mellotron on “Næðir um” and “Vökudraumsins fangi”