Konvent to release debut album “Puritan Masochism” on January 24th 2020

Konvent Puritan Masochism cover
Could Copenhagen become the new death doom capital? If so, one of the main reasons would be Konvent! Founded in 2015, the collective stoically trudges through the blackest mires – following in the footsteps of Mythic, Paradise Lost, Skepticism and Winter, who all unleashed the bleakest horror on mankind in the early 90s.

Rikke Emilie List’s guttural vocals and tenacious riffing combined with menacingly heavy production make the debut by these four Danish women a massive, extreme metal highlight of early 2020 – and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if their upcoming album, “Puritan Masochism”, conjures up a deserved revival for the whole death doom genre! Set for release on January 24th, 2020, via leading rock and metal label Napalm Records, today Konvent are serving up a brutal appetizer with their first single and music video for the album title track, “Puritan Masochism”. Watch te video below.
“"Puritan Masochism" was the first song written for our debut album”, the band explains. “It’s about how humans have the tendency of working against ourselves, negatively comparing ourselves to others and setting unattainable goals, sometimes without even realizing it”.

Konvent continue: “Our debut album, "Puritan Masochism", is the result of two years of hard work. During the process of the songwriting, we were inspired musically by both death, black and doom metal, as we aimed to give this album a broader sound than our demo back in 2017. The lyrics are inspired by the fight of regaining control when surrounded by chaos of different forms, which everyone may be affected by at some point in your life”.
Following their 2017 demo and highly acclaimed festival appearances at such as Aalborg Metal Festival, Metal Magic Festival and Copenhell Freezes Over in 2018, Konvent not only inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records, but their mesmerizing mix of death and doom also led them to the big Danish stages, when they played both Copenhell and Roskilde Festival. While rapidly stepping out as one of Europe’s best kept death and doom secrets, 2020 will finally see Konvent release their hotly anticipated debut album, “Puritan Masochism”, which was recorded live in Lasse Ballade’s studio in Copenhagen over a period of two weeks. 

Coming on January 24th, 2020, via LP, CD and Digital formats through Napalm Records, the pre-sale has just begun here.

1. Puritan Masochism
2. The Eye
3. Trust
4. World of Gone
5. Bridge
6. Waste (ft. Tue Krebs Roikjer)
7. Idle Hands
8. Ropes pt. I
9. Ropes pt. II

German Tour Dates 2019:
07.10.19 DE – Dortmund / Junkyard
08.10.19 DE – Nürnberg / Z-Bau
09.10.19 DE – Köln / Helios 37
10.10.19 DE – Mainz / Schon Schön
11.10.19 DE – Hamburg / Molotow
(w/ Monolord)

European Tour Dates 2020:
24.01.20 DK – Aarhus / Atlas
25.01.20 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
26.01.20 SE – Gothenburg / The Abyss
27.01.20 NO – Oslo / Vaterland
31.01.20 DE – Hamburg / Bambi Galore
06.02.20 DE – Berlin / Rock At Sage
07.02.20 DE – Hannover / Subkultur
08.02.20 DK – Aalborg / 1000Fryd
09-11.07.20 SE – Gävle / Gefle Metal Fest
09.-12.07.20 DE – In Flammen Open Air

Rikke Emilie List – Vocals
Sara Helena Nørregaard – Guitar
Heidi Withington Brink – Bass
Julie Simonsen – Drums