Örnatorpet announce new album and single

Mar 20 2023

Today we present the first single from the upcoming Örnatorpet album which is due for release on May 5, 2023.

Listen to “På jordrygg ett slott är rest” here:

Örnatorpet commented:

As the album opener, “På jordrygg ett slott är rest” immediately sets the tone for “Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran”. Listen, and you'll be transported to a desolate world where evil forces threaten the very fabric of reality. The title translates to ‘On a drumlin stands a castle’. The castle provides temporal shelter from the horrors lurking outside; it represents a bastion of hope in an otherwise hopeless world, and the music reflects this theme of resilience and determination. It invites you to explore the depths of your imagination and lose yourself in a world of darkness and fantasy.

Örnatorpet - “Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran”

“Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran” is the seventh album of Sweden’s leading dungeon synth project, Örnatorpet. Modern music without the trappings of modernity; nostalgia and longing channelling the spirit both of timeless classics like Fata Morgana, Mortiis, and Wongraven and recent genre greats such as Erang, Old Sorcery, and Vindkaldr.

For those who believe the genre of dark dungeon music to be narrow, Örnatorpet stands as a living, breathing rebuttal. Each release has its own thematic foundation upon which the compositions rest. “Bergtagen” (2018) captures the sense of rustling leaves in autumnal woods. “Hymner från Snökulla” (2019) crackles with soul-piercing frost drawn straight from the heart of winter.

“Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran” offers the same sense of natural wonder and medieval melancholy, but with strong underpinnings of existential despair and dread of the unknown. Spoken-word samples now play a more prominent role, skilfully implemented to drive home emotional points raised by the otherwise wordless music. Ominous titles and foreboding tones fit to provide a score for the endtimes – the soundtrack of a stellar apocalypse.

“Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran” will be released on all relevant formats by Nordvis on May 5, 2023.


1 - På jordrygg ett slott är rest (’ On a drumlin stands a castle’)
2 - Likt ett rött sken ur fjärran (’Like a crimson glow from afar’)
3 - Fientliga stjärnor stiga (’Hostile stars are rising’)
4 - Midnattens mara är över oss fallen (’ The mare of midnight has fallen upon us’)
5 - Världsalltets stränder blinka (’ The cosmic shores twinkle’)
6 - Den nya tiden blickar ned på jorden (’The new age gazes down upon the earth’)
7 - Lyss till den röst som sjunger (’Heed the voice that sings’)
8 - Människornas hav (’The ocean of mankind’)
9 - Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran (’Always an outlander, forever distant’)

Release date: May 5, 2023

Formats: CD, LP, Digital