Dødheimsgard, Norway’s premier experimental extremist, has completed work on its fifth album, titled A Umbra Omega, and set for release on March 17 via Peaceville Records.
One of the top bands and boundary-pushing visionaries of the mid-90’s Norwegian Black Metal evolution, having released four full-length albums since its inception, DHG is widely hailed as a master of dark and psychotic psychedelia-tinged extremity.
The first fruits of DHG‘s re-animated labor manifest in the shape of new studio album, A Umbra Omega, with original co-founding member, Aldrahn (Thorns/The Deathtrip), making a return to the asylum on vocal duties alongside Vicotnik’s exquisite and unconventional compositions and structures.
A Umbra Omega is DHG‘s first album since 2007’s Supervillain Outcast opus, and undoubtedly marks the band’s most challenging work to date; twisted, technical, sprawling epics and an inverted outlook on existence from the depths of band mastermind/writer/producer, Vicotnik, with similarities drawn to previous classic DHG works such as 666 International and Satanic Art. A raw and organic production permeates the album courtesy of Vicotnik himself, with the album mastered at Strype Audio in Oslo by Tom Kvålsvoll.
Dødheimsgard was formed in 1994 by Vicotnik and Aldrahn. The early incarnation was that of a raw and melodic black metal band, with its debut album also featuring Fenriz of Darkthrone on bass, before the poisons of a more avant-garde and schizophrenic concoction started to take hold.
Stay tuned for more information on Dødheimsgard and A Umbra Omega, out this March on Peaceville.