Skraeckoedlan to release new studio album “Eorþe” on February 15th 2019

Skraeckoedlan Eorþe cover
Formed in the city of Norrköping in 2009, Skraeckoedlan – a reference to “Godzilla” in Swedish – are one of the most ambitious, original and multidimensional bands to emerge from Scandinavia in recent years.

Like Galactus-in-reverse, their talent for constructing new worlds from the building blocks of heavy psychedelia and progressive rock is simply awe inspiring, and on February 15th, 2019, will see the release of their most accomplished vision yet… “Eorþe” (Translated; “Earth”).
 
In collaboration with sci-fi author Nils Håkansson, who wrote the story behind the album specifically for Skraeckoedlan, “Eorþe” is set in the 1920s amid a mystery heavy with Lovecraftian influence and philosophical nuances.

As the band explains: “This is by far our most ambitious work of art yet. It’s been a real challenge to do someone else’s story justice whilst making the songs cohesive as well as standing strong on their own. It took a lot of effort, but we’ve done just that”.
 
Having loyally served as heralds to Nordic folklore and science fiction since their inception, following the release of their early EPs in 2010 the band gained the kind of attention that could only lead on to the creation of a much-admired debut album in “Äppelträdet” (2011, translated; “The Apple Tree”) produced by Oskar Cedermalm from the legendary fuzz band Truckfighters.
 
Live shows with the likes of Orange Goblin, Kylesa, Greenleaf and other giants of the genre followed in the wake of “Äppelträdet”’s success and in 2015, with production underway on their follow-up album “Sagor” (Translated; “Tales”) Skraeckoedlan worked with a number of acclaimed producers including Niklas Berglöf (Ghost, Den Svenska Björnstammen) and Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, El Caco).
 
It wasn’t however until they met producer and technician Erik Berglund that they really found what was missing. Lifting the band to entirely new levels of musicianship, under his tutelage the creative process for “Sagor” not only left the band with an album they were immensely proud of, but one that sat deservedly at number two in the national Swedish vinyl sales chart in August, 2015.
 
Heading into 2019 with the help of Fuzzorama Records, Skraeckoedlan steer a course to “Eorþe”, their first album in over three years and undoubtedly their most progressive. With the big metal riffs of new single “Kung Mammut” riding shotgun alongside the more introspective and explorative moments of songs like “Mammutkungens Barn” and “Angra Mainyu”, the trio have cut a definitive and spellbinding record of light and dark. In addition to the CD and standard vinyl editions, “Eorþe” will also come in a limited-edition box set which sees the album split across two gatefold vinyl records; Earth: Above and Earth: Below. The set will come packed with pieces of merchandise that revolve around the story and feature alternative artwork.

Watch the brand new video for single “Kung Mammut” below.

Pre-order “Eorþe” here.

Tracklist:
1. Guldåldern
2. Kung Mammut
3. Creature of Doggerland
4. Angelica
5. Mammutkungens Barn
6. Elfensbenssalarna
7. Tentakler Betar
8. Angra Mainyu
9. Peggys Sång

Line-up:
Henrik Grüttner – Guitar, Vocals
Martin Larsson – Drums
Robert Lamu – Guitar, Vocals

Weblinks:
www.skraeckoedlan.com
www.facebook.com/SKRAECKOEDLAN

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