This Friday August 30th, Danish black metal-combo ORM (Danish for ‘Serpent’) will release their second album ‘Ir’ with Indisciplinarian – an ambitious piece of art meditating on loss and contingency from a mythological perspective. Until now, the band has released two live sessions with music from the album, but now ORM unleashes sound from the record itself with five minutes from the second of the album’s two compositions ‘Bær Solen Ud’.
ORM’s second album ‘Ir’ consists of the two plus twenty minutes long compositions ‘Klippens Lyse Hal’ (‘The Bright Hall Of the Cliff’) and ‘Bær Solen Ud’ (‘Carry Out the Sun’) which fully unfolds the potential of the ambitious quartet. The album is produced by the band’s guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen, and the band has also overseen the shaping of the artwork. Andersen states about ‘Ir’ and it’s creation:
“This record means something very special to us, as we’ve been in control 100 % during the process. From idea to finished master, there hasn’t been one single phase, in which we haven’t been the key mover, and it feels completely right. ‘Ir’ has taken two and a half years to create, and we did not want to compromise on anything this time, and to avoid compromise, you must do it yourself.”
In the recent months, ORM has released two excerpts, not from the album itself, but sound and vision from a recent live session recorded in Black Tornado Studios, Copenhagen in cooperation with filmmakers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl. Finally, it is possible to hear the sounds from their brand new record as a five minute excerpt from the album’s second and final track ‘Bær Solen Ud’ (Danish for ‘Carry Out The Sun’) which is now available.
ORM will play ‘Ir’ in its entirety at their sold-out release show on August 29th at Alice in Copenhagen. In September, ORM is one of the headliners at the Raise Your Horns Festival on their native island of Bornholm, followed by a bunch of more live dates. 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