madder mortem

Norwegian metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a video for the track "Fallow season" from their upcoming album. Dark Essence Records will release the sixth full-length album "Red In Tooth And Claw" on October 28th.

See the "Fallow season" video, directed by Truls Aagedal,below.

"Fallow Season" perfectly illustrates the different shades that MADDER MORTEM can infuse into their music. With its heavy riffing and the band's classic metal stance it is easy to assume the track is going to be the epitome of heavy metal, but the sudden arrival on the scene of Agnete M. Kirkevaag with her expressive, and impressive vocals comes almost as a shock, and gives a whole new perspective to the track.

The 10-track album will first be released in CD and digital formats, with the vinyl edition hitting the streets on December 9th. Artwork was created by Christian Ruud.

Formed in 1993, and, having started out with a doom metal sound, MADDER MORTEM became one of the earliest bands from the contemporary Norwegian metal scene to break away from set genre boundaries. With each release MADDER MORTEM continued to develop, seamlessly transitioning into an experimental progressive metal band with a unique sense of groove and contrasting arrangements.

With a lineup comprised of Agnete M. Kirkevaag on vocals, BP. M. Kirkevaag on guitar and vocals, Richard Wikstrand on guitars, Tormod L. Moseng on bass and Mads Solås on drums, and with seven years between the release of the band’s last album "Eight Ways" and "Red In Tooth And Claw", the band still maintains the trademark MADDER MORTEM sound, which is so well defined by Agnete’s massive vocals that range from the most tender whispers to the most violent screams. All in all, the long-awaited album retains all of the band’s quirkiness, and gives it a catchy boost, with songs shifting between doomy melodies and hard-hitting riffs.

"Red in Tooth and Claw" track listing:

  1. Blood on the Sand
  1. If I Could
  2. Fallow Season
  3. Pitfalls
  4. All the Giants Are Dead
  5. Returning to the End of the World
  6. Parasites
  7. Stones for Eyes
  8. The Whole Where Your Heart Belongs
  9. Underdogs
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