The four Danish women of Konvent may conjure up a deserved revival for the whole death doom genre when they release their hotly anticipated album, Puritan Masochism, on January 24th 2020 via Napalm Records. Formed in 2015, the Copenhagen collective stoically trudges through the blackest mires – guttural vocals and tenacious riffing combined with menacingly heavy production make Puritan Masochism an irresistible highlight of early 2020! Today, Konvent unleashes a brand new single for the doomy-as-hell track Trust. Listen and watch the band’s new lyric video HERE!
Guitarist Sara says: “Our second single, Trust, is written based on the opening riff, with sudden breaks to create a contrast between the heavy bass and the guitar. The lyrics are about how some groups can manipulate fragile people into opening up and sharing deep secrets, giving the group an immense power over them.“
Following their 2017 demo and highly acclaimed appearances at festivals such as Aalborg Metal Festival, Metal Magic Festival and Copenhell Freezes Over in 2018, Konvent not only inked a worldwide deal with powerhouse label Napalm Records, but their mesmerizing mix of death and doom also led them to the big Danish stages, allowing them to perform at Copenhell and Roskilde Festival.
While rapidly stepping out as one of Europe’s best kept death and doom metal secrets, January 2020 will finally see Konvent release theirfirst full-length, Puritan Masochism, which was recorded live in Lasse Ballade’s studio in Copenhagen over a period of two weeks. “During the process of the songwriting, we were inspired musically by both death, black and doom metal, as we aimed to give this album a broader sound than our demo back in 2017.” the band recently stated. “The lyrics are inspired by the fight of regaining control when surrounded by chaos of different forms, which everyone may be affected by at some point in your life.”
A video to the album title track was also recently released. Watch it HERE!
Puritan Masochism Tracklisting:
1. Puritan Masochism
2. The Eye
4. World of Gone
6. Waste (ft. Tue Krebs Roikjer)
7. Idle Hands
8. Ropes pt. I
9. Ropes pt. II
Coming January 24th as LP, CD and Digital formats via Napalm Records, the pre-sale is available at THIS LOCATION!
Rikke Emilie List – Vocals
Sara Helena Nørregaard – Guitar
Heidi Withington Brink – Bass
Julie Simonsen – Drums
24.01.20 DK – Aarhus / Atlas
25.01.20 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
26.01.20 SE – Gothenburg / The Abyss
27.01.20 NO – Oslo / Vaterland
31.01.20 DE – Hamburg / Bambi Galore
06.02.20 DE – Berlin / Rock At Sage
07.02.20 DE – Hannover / Subkultur
08.02.20 DK – Aalborg / 1000Fryd
09.-11.07.20 SE – Gävle / Gefle Metal Fest
09.-12.07.20 DE – In Flammen Open Air