SECOND SINGLE "PRIMORDIAL FREEDOM" OUT NOW ON ALL STREAMING SERVICES!
It has been nearly four years since new sounds have emerged from the fiery studio alliance of former Emperor/Zyklon guitarist Samoth, Mindgrinder/Windir guitarist/vocalist Cosmo, and Dark Funeral drummer Nils Dominator Fjellstrom. This April, that silence ends with the worldwide release of "In These Woods, From These Mountains".
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During the creation process of the album, Samoth and Cosmo made a conscious decision to strive for a more organic and spontaneous sound. Samoth notes, “We went into this recording with a do-it-yourself attitude. We recorded everything ourselves in different locations and set-ups. We really wanted to capture our raw energy. It really was a principle focus for us."
Due to Samoth’s extensive involvement with the assemblage of Emperor’s 20th Anniversary headliner shows for their pivotal album "In the Nightside Eclipse", the recording process of "In These Woods, From These Mountains" has been a longer journey than originally intended. “It’s great to finally have this album ready for release,” comments Samoth. “It took us some years for various reasons; different things in our every day and professional lives that took a lot of focus on our parts. We never felt any great pressure. Looking back, I think the whole process affected the album in a positive way.” Continuing he confirms, “I personally feel I’ve almost come full circle with this new album, bringing more elements rooted in the darkness of black metal.”
"In These Woods, From These Mountains" features design work by Norwegian artists Trine Paulsen and Kim Sølve (Ulver, Arcturus, Enslaved). The album will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats.