Icelandic black metal newcomers HELFRÓ are now premiering their self titled debut album via the Youtube Channel of Black Metal Promotion. Tune in to the album stream HERE.
HELFRÓ comment: “At last! Let the forlorn discordance wash over the world! Proudly we release the grip on these mad melodies. As a journey comes to an end, another one begins. We present; Helfró.”
The record will be released via Season of Mist Underground Activists this Friday (April 24) as a digital release, via the Season of Mist e-shop and via currently opened mail orders. The album will be available in the shops on June 5. Pre-orders are still available HERE.
The cover artwork was created by View from the Coffin and can be viewed below, together with the tracklist.
1. Afeitrun (05:40)
2. Ávöxtur af rotnu tré (04:19)
3. Eldhjarta (03:53)
4. Þrátt fyrir brennandi vilja (04:17)
5. Þegn hinna stundlegu harma (03:49)
6. Hin forboðna alsæla (04:28)
7. Katrín (05:20)
8. Musteri agans (04:50)
Slithering in the cauldron that is the Icelandic black metal scene, HELFRÓ emerges with fury and competence rarely seen.
Written by Ragnar and arranged by Símon, a debut album has been recorded with unforgiving precision and profound musicianship. It is meant to channel the hopeless and empty feelings that have been concentrated from the frozen wastelands from which the band emerges.
Shrilling guitarwork and unforgiving blast beats weave together a soundscape that rarely leaves room for thought. It is an aural attack, seducing the listener to the barren and desolate black sands where the realization of futility and loneliness sets in heavier than anywhere else.
The band members, veterans in extreme music, have created this project as an audio representation of the endless arctic darkness, and with pride present the self titled first offering: „Helfró“.
Ragnar S: Composition, drums, vocals.
Símon Þ: Arrangements, guitars, bass, vocals.
Ragnar S: Drums, Vocals
Simon Þ: Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Gísli S: Clean Vocals
Recording studio: Studio Emissary
Producer / sound engineer: Stephen Lockhart / Simon Þ.
Mixing studio and engineer: Stephen Lockhart
Mastering studio and engineer: Stephen Lockhart