Swedish bewitching heavy rock unit BESVÄRJELSEN to issue "Frost" EP on August 9th via Blues Funeral Recordings
Sweden’s most captivating heavy rock quintet BESVÄRJELSEN just announced the release of their forthcoming « Frost » EP, first as part of the Blues Funeral Recordings « Postwax » series and then releasing worldwide on August 9th.
BESVÄRJELSEN – Swedish for “conjuring” – are not your everyday stoner band. The Swedish quintet conveys a unique sense of mystique and harrowing beauty through their crushing and alluring brand of rock, carried by Lea Amling Alazam’s spellbinding vocals.
On « Frost » — the followup to their 2018 debut « Vallmo » — the feel of being isolated in a cold wilderness in the grip of higher forces is palpable all throughout the five tracks, with outstanding songwriting from guitarist/vocalists Andreas Baier and Staffan Stensland Vinrot and the forceful rhythm section of Johan Rockner and Erik Bäckwall (both formerly of Dozer). « Frost » was recorded in the dead of winter, in a cabin in the woods of Dalarna county in Sweden. It was mastered my Karl Daniel Lidén. It will be available on August 9th through Blues Funeral Recordings.
BESVÄRJELSEN « Frost » EP
Out August 9th on Blues Funeral Recordings
and as part of Postwax subscription series
1. When We Fall
2. All Things Break
3. In The Dark
4. Human Habits
5. Past In Haze
Artwork: Max Schoeffler
BESVÄRJELSEN – Swedish for “conjuring” – was formed in 2014. Though clearly rooted in the realms of doom, within their engulfing sound lies traces of progressive metal, punk, folk, and classic rock all carefully weaved together resulting in a sound that is at once crushingly heavy and alluringly sophisticated. They released their debut EP « Villfarelser » in 2015, quickly followed by the « Exil » EP (2016) which also celebrates the addition of drummer Erik Bäckwall (former Dozer, Greenleaf) to the lineup. In 2018, the quintet release their first full-length « Vallmo » (Swedish for “poppy”), offering seamlessly wandering from crushing doom riffs to catchy vocals and melodies, deep lyrical content and storming drum work, all topped by stunning guitar solos and, for the first time since the band’s formation, songs in English as well as their native Swedish. A couple of months before the release, the band welcomed bass player Johan Rockner (former Dozer, Greenleaf) to the fold.
BESVÄRJELSEN return in2019 with their new « Frost » EP, an almost full length format that raises the band’s standards even higher. It will be available on August 9th worldwide through Blues Funeral Recordings after being first included as part of the exclusivePostWax series. PostWax is a groundbreaking subscription-style series of exclusive records for diehard fans of stoner, doom, heavy, psych rock, launched by Blues Funeral Recordings. The « Year One » series will also feature releases from Elder, Lowrider, Domkraft, Big Scenic Nowhere on limited edition vinyl with jaw-dropping artwork and next-level design. More info here.
Andreas Baier – Guitar, vocals
Staffan Stensland Vinrot – Guitar, vocals
Johan Rockner – Bass, vocals
Lea Amling Alazam – Vocals
Erik Bäckwall – Drums