SOLBRUD: Copenhagen Black Metal Ensemble Announces Third Album
Copenhagen-based black metal quartet SOLBRUD will release their third album, titled Vemod, on June 9th via Indisciplinarian and Vendetta Records. The first sonic excerpt from the forthcoming album has been made available alongside the album’s artwork and release details.
Since the release of SOLBRUD’s self-titled debut album in 2012, the band has been an immense power in black metal, which was only emphasized by the 2014 sequel Jærtegn in all its beautiful grimness. Both albums and the quartet’s emotional and intense live performances have since then consolidated SOLBRUD as a band with a special, artistic vision unfolding in uncompromising and boundary-pushing black metal.
Now, SOLBRUD is ready to unveil their third full-length, Vemod — Danish for sadness or melancholy. It is an album proclaiming the imminent fall of mankind musically accompanied by yet another envigored take on the band’s wuthering and melodic variety of black metal. Now, the first sonic excerpt is available through an album trailer that also displays the album’s sinister artwork.
As with SOLBRUD’s Jærtegn, the Vemod album was recorded with producer Lasse Ballade (Slægt, Orm, Halshug) in his Ballade Studios in Copenhagen, during a freezing January 2017. In addition, the legendary Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Rainbow) has overseen the mastering in Sweet Silence North where the album received an old-school tape mastering, enhancing the band’s analogue and organic sound. As with the band’s two previous albums, the record consists of four tracks, which this time makes up a playing time of fifty epic and intense minutes.
Vemod will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats on June 9th, 2017, a cooperative release between Indisciplinarian and Vendetta Records; watch for preorders in the day ahead.
SOLBRUD will play a single release show at Ungdomshuset in the hometown of Copenhagen on the release day. A full European tour and Scandinavian Fall dates will be announced shortly.