Relapse News: July 10, 2017

MYRKUR
Unveils "Måneblôt" From Forthcoming New Album Mareridt

Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR ascends with 'Mareridt's debut single "Måneblôt” 

LISTEN TO IT HERE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eS2zbtUFzU

It is a tale which portrays a nightmare engaging a woman girl animal violence sun and fire worship and the pagan ritual Blót" Bruun /MYRKUR explains. 

'Mareridt' (translation: Nightmare) is a rich juxtaposition of the dark and the light; the moon and the mother earth; the witch and the saint. MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 tracks that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies, dark folk passages, choral arrangements and superb, horrific beauty.” "I wanted to make an album that I always needed to exist but never did," Bruun explains. "So, I wrote it myself.

MYRKUR found herself plagued by insufferable nightmares and sleep paralysis. "I was in one of the worst times of my life," she recalls. "I was afraid to sleep." She reluctantly lived in her subconscious and tried all the movements that would normally center her: being in nature, swimming, sitting outside and carving wood, but nothing changed.

"You know how they say that when you have been through trauma or abuse, you tend to recreate the situation in an attempt to take ownership of it?" she says. "I think I was doing that. I was trying to solve things [in my nightmares] that I could not solve in real life. Things I could not run away from."

MYRKUR knew she had to start listening. She stopped trying to shove the nightmares away, and embraced them. She kept a notebook by her bed and documented everything from the recurring symbols, archetypes and animals that crawled around her head. She obsessed over Nordic fairy tales, mythology and folklore. She pulled meaning from Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid to verses from the Bible, and connected these stories to the spiritual solace she found outside her house. Once the songs started coming, they didn't stop. MYRKUR would bring a small, string instrument into the forest to write. "It's very giving," she says. "Your environment becomes part of the song, and the songwriting. I just love that. Nature changed this record." She was manic, writing any moment she was awake, expelling the subliminal material like an exorcism.

"This record is very connected to my true self, without an ego or persona," MYRKUR says. "I am interested in human spirit, when it goes beyond the layers. When I get to that place, I feel invincible."

'Mareridt' was recorded between Copenhagen and Seattle with producer, Randall Dunn (Earth, Marissa Nadler, Sun O))), Boris). Like a marriage of King Diamond's 'Them' with Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake', 'Mareridt' is a carefully composed concept freed from genre. It flows between English and Danish, from guttural growls charged with testosterone, to emotive feminine hymns and Kulning. The compositions sweep into one another like a soundtrack designed to guide the listener through emotional turmoil. One minute the songs are fighting back, the next lulling you to submission. Lyrically, MYRKUR hatches open the folklore of her Nordic heritage, applying the ancient fables to her personal piety. 'Mareridt' toys with juxtaposition and finds life between theoretical opposites. Timeless, triumphant, powerful and hypnotic, 'Mareridt' is a sonic nightmare that you never want to escape.   

Relapse offers an exclusive, one time pressing deluxe 2LP on red inside clear with blue splatter and custom MYRKUR logo etching on side D; limited to 900.  

The deluxe version also features alternate cover art painted by Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum and contains core album on LP 1 plus 5 bonus tracks on LP 2 (not available on CD or single LP versions). 

Mareridt Track List:
1. Mareridt 
2.  Måneblôt
3. The Serpent 
4. Crown 
5. Elleskudt 
6. De Tre Piker 
7. Funeral (featuring Chelsea Wolfe) 
8. Ulvinde  
9. Gladiatrix  
10. Kætteren 
11. Børnehjem 
12. Death of Days *
13. Kvindelil * (featuring Chelsea Wolfe)
14. Løven * 
15. Himlen blev sort *
16. Två Konungabarn *

*(Digital / Deluxe 2xLP Bonus Track)

Pre-order 'Mareridt' now via Relapse.com
www.nervegas.com.au/myrkur 


ARCADEA
Invites Fans To Join The Galactic Battle With New Video Game

Cosmic synth/psych collective Arcadea is calling on fans to join their galactic battle in a new video game launched today by the band at their site

www.arcadearocks.com 

In the game fans can play as their favourite space warrior Mastodon Zruda Withered and jump past the cosmic green hands as they save the universe from impending doom. 

Test your skills now at 

www.relapse.com/arcadea/game/index.html 

Featuring Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Core Atoms (Zruda) and Raheem Amlani (Withered), Arcadea is a trio of galactic space heroes, whose prophetic songs tell the stories of space travel and celestial battles 5 billion years in the future where galaxies have collided, leaving catastrophic disorder in its wake as war is waged among gods and planets.

Watch the videos for Gas Giant  & Army of Electrons  

Arcadea’s self-titled album was recently released to mass critical acclaim and is available for purchase and stream from Relapse Records.

Purchase/Stream Arcadea:
Buy - Relapse: http://bit.ly/Arcadea 
Buy - iTunes: 
http://apple.co/2sAVuyK 
Buy - Amazon: 
http://amzn.to/2rEtHsj 
Stream - Youtube: 
https://youtu.be/5wTQgRCrKtk 
Stream - Spotify: 
http://spoti.fi/2s9AuOc 
Stream - Apple Music: 
http://bit.ly/2rokvsQ

In Australia via
www.nervegas.com.au/arcadea-arcadea-cd
www.nervegas.com.au/arcadea-arcadea-lp-lp 

EXPULSION
Release New Track Comatose

Extreme metal act EXPULSION featuring members of Repulsion Exhumed Phobia Intronaut Gruesome and numerous others has shared a new track off the band's debut album Nightmare Future due out July 14th via Relapse Records. 

Hear the closing track “Comatose” here

www.invisibleoranges.com/expulsion-comatosesong-premiere 

Nightmare Future was produced by Matt Olivo, mixed by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Mayhem, Faith No More, Halford). 

Spawned from the cerebral mind of grind legend Matt Olivo (Repulsion), EXPULSION combines grind, punk and crust into a caustic musical vomit guaranteed to stack the corpses high. Olivo's partner-in-grind, Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome) was recruited over beers in a sweaty LA apartment to bring his classic brand of oratory assault. The additions of veterans Danny Walker (Drums; Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) and bassist Menno Verbaten (Lightning Swords of Death) complete the fit-to-burn outfit. Expect nothing but the best of throat-shredding vocals, relentless blast beats, buzzsaw riffs and raw bass tones. EXPULSION will leave you horrified with their vile brand of classic, 80's sickness!

www.relapse.com/expulsion-nightmare-future
www.nervegas.com.au/expulsion-nightmare-future-cd   
www.nervegas.com.au/expulsion-nightmare-future-vinyl-lp 




INTEGRITY

Release Short Film For 7 Reece Mews

Apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY will release their highly anticipated 12th studio album Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume July 14th via Relapse Records. 


Today, the band shares a short film accompanying the song “7 Reece Mews.” The film was directed by Jimmy Hubbard (Baroness, Mastodon, The Obsessed), Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn. Watch "7 Reece Mews” |


Watch it here

https://youtu.be/HNmr-Le-PIo 


Vocalist Dwid Hellion comments on the film: “Director, Jimmy Hubbard has woven together a biblical horror tale. Religious orgies, inverted scriptures all captured onto grainy silent film telecine. Eroding like time itself. “7 Reece Mews” is one of my favourite tracks from the new album and Jimmy's short film perfectly conveys an aesthetic blasphemy. His vision has brought a new depth to our song. Many pleasant nightmares!”


Watch INTEGRITY’s video for Hymn for the Children of the Black Flame & I Am The Spell


Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume was recorded and mixed at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore with mastering handled by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Toxic Holocaust, Full Of Hell). 

The album will see its release on CD/2xLP/Deluxe 3xLP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records on July 14th. 


Pre-orders available via 

www.relapse.com/integrity-howling-for-the-nightmare-shall-consume/

www.nervegas.com.au/integrity-howling-for-the-nightmare-shall-consume 


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