NETHERBIRD – Into The Vast Uncharted, LP
180g black vinyl, thick inner-sleeve, poster, download.
NETHERBIRD has blurred the boundaries between black, death and other extreme strains of heavy metal since 2004. The band was founded by like-minded individuals among the Swedish metal scene with the intentions of creating harsh metal while drawing inspiration from black and death metal without any regards, or limitations, to the structures surrounding each respective sub-genre. Their last album, 2016’s critically-acclaimed The Grander Voyage, catapulted the band into the higher echelon of extreme underground metal. Now, it is time for the next step with the release of "Into The Vast Uncharted”. As the band's first album to feature former Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson, 'Into The Vast Uncharted' is a straight ripper of an album. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Amorphis, Apocalyptica) and mastered by Dan Swanö (Asphyx, Incantation, Marduk), the album's seven tracks blaze a trail of Scandinavian fury by way of blistering tremolo, scorching solos and battle-ready percussion. Almost as important, Into The Vast Uncharted's breathtaking cover art is derived from Swedish painter August Malmström's 1866 oil on canvas 'Älvalek'.
"I have heard X number of 'Swedish Blackened Death' productions, including the ones I did myself when the style was new, and this is definitely top class! Done with passion and finesse!" - Dan Swanö about “Into the Vast Uncharted” (Producer/Mixer, Edge of Sanity (rip), Nightingale, Witherscape etc.)
Said about the previous album "The Grander Voyage":
"An exceptional piece of work!" Powerplay Magazine (UK) 9/10
"Album of the year" by Adam Westlund of Sweden Rock Magazine (Swe) 8/10
"An exceptional journey through different musical regions" Metal Hammer (Ger) 5/7
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