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ÅSKOG - Entire Upcoming Debut Album Available For Streaming

Swedish black metal unit Åskog has premiered online their debut album Varþnaþer. The album will be out in two days on the 12th of May via Grind to Death Records (CD) and Leviaphonic Records (digital). A vinyl and cassette release by Corrupted Flesh Records should land on the 25th of June.

Åskog comments on the tracks: "Varþnaþer is an ode to the duality of nature-good and evil. The music follows this dichotomy with heavy, chaotic parts or slower, melodic-sometimes ambient moments. There are twists and turns, which keeps the listener on their toes, never sure what to expect next."

Åskog took form during the early summer of 2020 by Adam and Lars after disbanding their previous band, Murdryck. The eight songs were carefully crafted to affect the listener's mood - taking them through a journey from the blistering fast down to a slower, doomy pace, with the more mid-tempo sections allowing room to explore Lars' vocal styles. The variation in the music is aided by the band's disciplined uniformity in style, which allows the different elements to blend in seamlessly. The lyrics generally deal with the dichotomy between good and evil in the context of the natural environment. While almost all the lyrics deal with death in some way, Åskog delivers these themes in a more unusual manner, going beyond the notions of good/evil and focusing on human interpretation. More about Åskog and previously released lyric video can be found over HERE. Listen to Varþnaþer in its entirety right here. Link