Artist appreciation series - EP03: Draugurinn
For the third instalment of our exploration of the Nordvis roster, we turn to Swedish ritual ambient artist Draugurinn...
We are very happy to share with you all the news that we'll release Bergraven's ”Dödsvisioner” on vinyl. It's been 12 years since our good friend and multi-instrumentalist P. Stille entered Necromorbus Studio to record an album that would turn out to become one of the most unique and interesting Swedish metal creations ever made. "Dödsvisioner" was originally released on CD in 2007 by Hydra Head Industries in the USA and THR Records in Europe. Stay tuned for further news regarding this release. A release date will be revealed shortly.
A few words from P. Stille about the upcoming vinyl release of “Dödsvisioner”:
It was more then ten years ago, I had written the darkest music I possibly could. I made so many demos, of the songs, trying to find that perfect balance between listenable music and just pitch black death and sorrow. I was haunted by thoughts of death day and night, in sleep and awake. In many ways I had to make this album to leave parts of all these thoughts if I was to go on living a somewhat normal life. The album became like the last breath, the last waken hour, the last thought. Musically it was the direction I wanted with the band and the addition of Perra behind the drums was absolutely amazing. The doomy slow groove and the surreal fill ins was perfect and if nothing else Perra came up with the title to the album one night when in the studio. He had the perfect guts for this. I also was in contact with Mannevond from Koldbrann and really liked his vocal style so I invited him to come to the studio and try to mix his amazing skills with my material. It was totally amazing, I sometimes wonder why he didn't do all of the vocals. I guess I still think the album is great, it holds so many private memories but today it has also grown out of my person, like someone else did it. This makes me enjoy it even more today and finally get in released on vinyl. Thank you so much Nordvis for making this album available in the best format and with new artwork!