Kvaen: Swedish Melodic Dying / Black Metallers Reveal “The Historic Gods” Video / Single

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– June fifth, 2024 –

The Formless Fires Full-Size Nears Launch On Metallic Blade Data

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Watch/stream KVAEN’s “The Historic Gods” HERE

The Historic Gods” is the newest single from Swedish melodic black/dying metallers KVAEN. The spellbinding new hymn comes off the band’s impending new full-length, The Formless Fires, set for launch on June twenty first on Metallic Blade Data.

KVAEN is led by inventive mastermind Jacob Björnfot. A luxurious however bitingly intense exploration of magnificence and violence, KVAEN‘s The Formless Fires is a real masterwork radiating an inspirational sense of place. “Björnfot skillfully balances out anger and darkness with these deathly melancholic melodic loops that characterize the style combine…,” writes Sweden Rock in an early evaluate of the report. “KVAEN’s greatest report up to now.”

Much more than 2020′s folky, velocity metal-infused debut The Funeral Pyre or 2022′s compelling, expansive follow-up, The Nice Beneath, the huge pine woods and icy lakes of Björnfot hometown of Kalixare powerfully evoked within the elemental gloom riffs, chilly melodies, and windswept solos operating via these eight mighty songs. “Our environment — weird climate circumstances, northern lights and many others. — assist form the way in which we see and listen to issues. It impacts us greater than we predict,” Björnfot ponders, considering the impact of his setting on KVAEN‘s exquisitely tuneful however richly atmospheric black metallic. “I feel it’s approach higher to be raised right here than in Stockholm for instance. I by no means preferred massive cities, apart from weekend visits. I don’t like the massive metropolis perspective; right here we’re all calm and right down to earth. I’m in my thirties and most of the people have both left or returned. I’m not planning on going wherever quickly. I nonetheless go to my cabin within the woods of Torne Valley and write loads of music, particularly through the Winter, which might really feel very lengthy and generally harsh.

Aiding on this report’s immersive sweep are Björnfot’s fascinating lyrics. Like many Swedish songwriters, his use of English reveals a love and take care of the language that few native audio system even hassle to rival. If this album appears much less intimate and extra common than the uncooked candor of its predecessor, it’s solely as a result of Björnfot’s knack for allegory has improved. Illuminating among the lyrical themes, Björnfot asserts “I like mythology. ‘Basilisk’ is, for instance, the king of serpents however isn’t talked about by the mainstream. ‘The Perpetual Darkness’ is about being born totally different from those that are ‘regular.’ It is usually about being a lone wolf and banished from society. That music has grow to be a private favourite of mine.” Moreover, ‘De Dödas Sång (Track Of The Useless)’ tackles the disturbing theme of Ättestupa, the traditional Norse suicide ritual whereby aged villagers bounce to their deaths from sheer precipices.

Feedback Björnfot on newest single, “The Historic Gods,” “This music was written proper after The Nice Beneath was launched. I’ve all the time wished to put in writing a music with super-heavy/tight guitar riffing that’s simply simple to take heed to whereas letting the vocals do many of the work. I additionally unleashed a little bit of my inside David Gilmour on the outro.”

Watch KVAEN‘s “The Historic Gods” video HERE.

Watch KVAEN‘s beforehand launched video for “The Formless FiresHERE.

All instrumentation on The Formless Fires was composed and carried out by Björnfot except for drums which had been resoundingly hammered by ex-Amon Amarth basher Fredrik Andersson. The report options the visitor solos of Sebastian Ramstedt (Necrophobic) on “Traverse The Nether” and Chaq Mol (Darkish Funeral) on “The Wings Of Dying.”

The Formless Fires will likely be out there on CD and digital codecs in addition to vinyl within the following shade variants:

180 g Black
Darkish Midnight Blue Marbled
Copper Orange Marbled – Ltd. 400
Darkish Violet Marbled – Sound Air pollution Unique Ltd. 300
Fiery Orange Pink Splatter – Ltd. 300
Blue Black & White Splatter – Ltd. 200

Discover pre-orders at: metalblade.com/kvaen

KVAEN Dwell:
6/21/2024 Helvete – Oberhausen, DE
6/22/2024 Boarstream Open Air 2024 – Buchenbach, DE
6/23/2024 Nachtleben – Frankfurt, DE
8/30-31/2024 Bulasal Metallic Fest – Västeräs, SE
5/03/2025 Karmøygeddon Fest – Kopervik, NO

Jacob Björnfot – every thing

KVAEN Dwell Lineup:
Jacob Björnfot – vocals/guitars
Kristian Gustavsson – guitars
Rasmus Rova – guitars
Per Lindström – bass
Fredrik Andersson – drums


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