Icelandic Black Metallers NYRST have released a second track from their upcoming album “Orsök“, an album filled with incredibly cold, stark, and barren soundscapes, whose lyrics come straight from old horror literature, laced with cosmic undertones.
The track, “Nástirni“, can be streamed or downloaded from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Nastirni
It can also be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TLFHMrp8aZc
Formed in the winter of 2013 and drawing their inspiration from their grim and icy Icelandic heritage, NYRST‘s lineup consists of Snæbjörn on vocals, Eysteinn and Davíð on guitars, Egill on bass, and Sveinbjörn on drums.
NYRST‘s first demo, released in 2018, garnered considerable praise for the band’s use of diverse vocals and chilling atmosphere. Interpreting their studio sound for the stage, the band are able to deliver mystic and haunting live performances which have gained them respect in the metal scene of their native Iceland.
Set for release of Dark Essence Records on the 24th April in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, and with artwork by Moonrot and additional artwork by Skadvaldur, track listing for “Orsök” is as follows:
- Æðri verur
- Hvísl hinna holdlausu
- Turnar í fjarska
“Orsök” is now available to pre-order from the following:
A video by Daníel Puskás of Valhallartworks for the title track “Orsökby can be seen at https://youtu.be/m4oZcDqB1i8
Recently commenting on the video, the band had this to say:
NYRST are proud to premiere the music video for “Orsök”, our first single and the title track from our upcoming album. We had a very specific vision in mind to convey the harsh and barren landscape of our country, which was our main inspiration when we wrote the album. There is something about the desolate wastes of the highland that gives you a sense of hopelessness, but also this immense calm, a perfect symbiotic relationship that made us find a very accurate atmosphere and sound which made all this possible.
The lyrics of Orsök tell of a lone wanderer and his journey across the frozen wasteland, where he is forced by the Gods to sacrifice his young daughter to host a Goddess or a cosmic entity, thereby bringing doom upon life. Departing with the baby, absolute loneliness and grief become his companions, following him to the end of his journey.
In his final moments, conceding to the spirits, he realizes his mistake and embraces the void.
More information about NYRST can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/