Gösta Berlings Saga to release new studio album “ET EX” on October 12th 2018

Gösta Berlings Saga ET EX cover
Progressive rock instrumentalists Gösta Berlings Saga from Stockholm, Sweden will be releasing their newest, 5th studio album effort entitled “ET EX” on October 12th, 2018, via InsideOut Music worldwide.

Therefore, GBS are now launching a new single entitled “The Shortcomings of Efficiency”, which also features acclaimed Swedish guitarist Henrik Palm (formerly of In Solitude, Ghost, etc.) as special guest.

Listen to the new single below.

GBS commented about the track as follows:
“During a period of time back in 2017 with no permanent guitar player, we had a series of productive and inspirational writing and recording sessions together with our friend Henrik Palm, known for his work in bands such as In Solitude, Ghost, Pig Eyes and most recently his awesome solo stuff under his own name. By adding Henrik’s 10,000W brain and genre defying guitar playing to the mix, the music was instantly led to darker places, creating an interesting synergy effect of energy and melodic outbursts”.

To top everything off we asked Michael Berdan from the amazing NYC noise/industrial/hardcore duo Uniform (recently turned into a trio with the addition of Greg Fox of Liturgy and Zs) contribute with something out of the ordinary to push the song over the edge.

Gösta Berlings Saga’s second single off the forthcoming album “ET EX” (release date Oct 12) - “The Shortcomings of Efficiency” - is one of the band’s most energetic songs to date, building on top of a different pillar than the first single while creating a whole of the eclectic GBS sound”.

The “ET EX“ album was recorded throughout a year-long period from May 2017 until May 2018 in various studios with the help of producer Daniel Fagerström and mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering (Björk, The Mars Volta). The album’s final track-listing reads as follows.

1. Veras tema
2. The Shortcomings of Efficiency
3. Square 5
4. Over and Out
5. Artefacts
6. Capercaillie Lammergeyer Cassowary & Repeat
7. Brus från stan
8. Fundament

Next to an initial Digipak CD format and the digital album format, “ET EX” will also be available as 180gr. LP (with the entire album on CD as bonus) on black vinyl, but also as strictly limited runs on clear vinyl (100x copies via IOM webshop / CM Distro) and on silver vinyl (200x copies via the band directly).

Pre-order “ET EX” it its various formats here.

The music of Gösta Berlings Saga is an incredibly dynamic Nordic instrumental adventure, tilting from melodic, starkly beautiful lines shimmering like an aurora borealis over the desolate Arctic tundra, to powerful and aggressive riffs reminiscent of glacier calves crashing into rugged Scandinavian fjords. Over the years the band’s music has been compared to King Crimson, Goblin and Radiohead, mixed into their very own and peculiar sonic universe.

Gösta Berlings Saga was formed in 2000 in the Stockholm suburb of Vällingby, taking its bandname from one of the most famous works in Swedish literature, the debut novel of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, which was published in 1891. To date GBS have released 4 albums as follows: “Tid Är Ljud” (translated “Time is Sound”) in 2006, “Detta Har Hänt” (translated “This has Happened”) in 2009, “Glue Works” in 2011 and most recentlly “Sersophane” in late 2016. While the latest release came out through the band’s own label Icosahedron Music, GBS have now teamed up with InsideOut Music as new worldwide label partner to launch their upcoming, fifth studio album entitled “ET EX” on October 12th, 2018.

Stay tuned for more news on Gösta Berlings Saga coming soon…

Live Shows 2018:
Oct 5 - Stockholm, Sweden - Slaktkyrkan
Oct 6 - Göteborg, Sweden - Truckstop Alaska
Dec 2 – Stockholm, Sweden - Södra Teatern + Henrik Palm
More dates to be announced soon…

Alexander Skepp - Drums & Percussion
David Lundberg - Fender Rhodes, Mellotron & Synthesizers
Gabriel Tapper - Bass Guitar & Moog Taurus
Rasmus Booberg - Guitars & Synthesizers