Årabrot Surprise Release New EP + Announce Forthcoming Album on Pelagic Records
Norwegian Grammy-winning band returns w/ guests from SWANS, Current 93, et al.
Norwegian Grammy Award winning band Årabrot announce their return today with a surprise release 5-song EP The World Must Be Destroyed. The band also announces their forthcoming epic 2xLP album Norwegian Gothic, due out in April on Pelagic Records. Norwegian Gothic will be available for pre-order beginning on January 28th
With The World Must Be Destroyed, Årabrot showcases their profound ability to sculpture this vivid and intense atmosphere throughout the entire record. Playing in the dark theme of the record, Årabrot has created these monumental orchestrations that twist and turn throughout the thick brooding world they’ve set out. Complex rhythms, bold beats and abrasive chugging tones. A fierce new record that wreaks havoc with their audience’s senses. Music that will affect you, consume you, and leave this resonating taste. As bold as this projection is, Årabrot‘s charisma laces each note and provides this contrast to their pungent efforts. This EP is a mighty movement, dramatic and deeply desirable.
Kjetl Nernes, vocalist/guitarist of Årabrot explains the EP thusly:
“Originally recorded during the Who Do You Love album sessions back in 2017 — the title track even intended as main single but for various reason ended up as an outtake (!) — these songs are among my personal favorites from this period. They are all inspired by Antonin Artaud‘s insane masterwork: His ‘biography’ of child emperor Heliogabalus. Hallucinatory, sadistic, overly sexual and above all just completely nutters.”
Produced by the Tall Man himself and the Dark Diva Karin Park. Musicians include Dana Schechter (Insect Ark/Swans), Andrew Liles (Current 93/Nurse With Wound) and tubaist Kristoffer Lo (Highasakite / Motorpsycho). Greg Norman recorded the songs at Steve Albini‘s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago.
“After 20 years of doing Årabrot I have learnt one important thing,” Nernes says: “In order to rebuild, it must all be destroyed.”
Norwegian Gothic will be available on 2xLP, CD and digital, and The World Must Be Destroyed on 10″ vinyl and CD on April 9th, 2021 via Pelagic Records.