In April 2016 we premiered the self-titled debut EP of a Norwegian black metal band named Gjendød, released by Darker Than Black Records. The following year we premiered a stream of the duo’s first album, Nedstigning, which was released by Hellthrasher Productions and Darker Than Black. And now we’re re-joining Gjendød again for another release, a new album named Krigsdøger, which Hellthrasher will present on March 9th (CD and digitally — it was released on tape by Darker Than Black last October) — but which you will have a chance to hear in its entirety right now.
When I heard the band’s debut EP my first impression was that if we could plug the energy of those tracks into electrical grids, we could decommission vast numbers of power plants — though we wouldn’t do much to reduce global warming, because the songs were hot as hell. I found it terrifying and hallucinatory, ingeniously conceived and expertly performed.