Danish black metal quartet ORM is set to release their ambitious and kaleidoscopic second album ‘Ir’ on August 30th via Indisciplinarian. Today, the band shares the second excerpt from one of the record’s two long compositions recorded during af recent filmed live session and also, the band announces an additional Copenhagen November show.
ORM’s second album ‘Ir’ is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two +20 minutes long compositions ‘Klippens Lyse Hal’ (‘The Bright Hall Of the Cliff’) and ‘Bær Solen Ud’ (‘Carry Out the Sun’) produced by the band’s guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen. In cooperation with video makers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl, ORM has recorded a live session with the new material in Copenhagen based Black Tornado Studio, where also most of ‘Ir’ was recorded. Recently, the band released the first excerpt from ‘Ir’, not from the album recording itself, but sounds from the mentioned live session. Now, the second excerpt from the same session is released. Once more, it is a five minute live excerpt from side A entitled ‘Klippens Lyse Hal’ (Danish for ‘The Bright Hall of The Cliff’), but as where the first excerpt was the initial five minutes of the track, this time we are led even further into the composition’s sombre and alluring sonic maze.
ORM will play ‘Ir’ in its entirety at their release show on August 29th at Alice in Copenhagen, which is almost sold out. In September, ORM is one of the headliners at the Raise Your Horns Festival on their native island of Bornholm, and the band is also playing two November shows in Aarhus and Odense. ORM has just announced yet another Danish show, as they will co-headline the Sorte Firkant Musikfestival with Inter Arma at Stengade, Copenhagen on November 7th. Tickets for all shows can be purchased HERE
ORM live 2019
29.08.19 – Copenhagen, Alice (releaseshow) (DK) – Event
13.-14.09.19 – Rønne, Raise Your Horns Festival (DK) – Event
01.11.19 – Aarhus, Headquarters (DK) – Event
02.11.19 – Odense, Studenterhuset (DK) – Event
07.11.19 – Copenhagen, Stengade, Sorte Firkant Festival (DK) – Event
In 2017, ORM (Danish for ‘serpent’) released its first and eponymous album which arose with its mythical tales of man and nature accompanied by a grandiose, melodic yet raw and direct black metal. The next chapter of ORM’s history is ‘Ir’ – a record where the contrasts are bigger, the complex is more complex, the simple more simple and the melodies are poignant and contagious. The form is elongated, dynamic and adventurous, and the musical ambition and performance bears witness to an ensemble void of compromise and led solely by its own flame – where ever it may lead to. The album’s narration revolves around the impermanence of all things and is a personal reflection on how this aspect is contained within the human drama, religion and nature.
‘Ir’ will be released on vinyl, cassette and digital formats on August 30th 2019 through Indisciplinarian. The vinyl version comes in 400 black copies and 100 white copies, both with a beautiful gatefold with a booklet, and the cassette version comes in 150 white copies in a slipcase. The white LP version is now sold out, but both the black LP version and the cassette are are still available for pre-ordering via Indisciplinarian’s webshop HERE.
Simon Sonne Andersen – Guitar and vocals
Theis Wilmer Poulsen – Guitar and vocals
Troels Cort Nielsen – Bass
Adam Schønemann – Drums