ALKYMIST enters the void between heaven and hell with the release of their impending second album, Sanctuary. As the album nears release in May through Indisciplinarian, Decibel Magazine is now streaming the new single, “The Dead.”
Just a year-and-a-half after their acclaimed eponymous debut album, Danish progressive doom act ALKYMIST sets out once more on a trip that takes you far beyond this world and into their strange and crushingly heavy realm of brutal, yet beautiful and grandiose soundscapes. On Sanctuary, ALKYMIST offers the listener an immersive, spiritual and transcendent journey. The record revolves around metaphysical questioning, soul searching, mental and cerebral escape and ultimately the quest to achieve redemption of spirit and flesh.
Following the release of the LP’s lead single, “Draugr,” the quartet now unleashes the mesmerizing, “The Dead,” about which lead vocalist Peter Bjørneg states, “‘The Dead’ is a song inspired by two verses from Hávamál, the old Norse codex of conduct. Good advice as how to behave yourself and reconcile in life in order to move peacefully into the afterlife.”
Stream ALKYMIST’s “The Dead” early through Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.