Danish black metallers ANGSTSKRIG will release their full-length debut Skyggespil on May 28th via Despotz Records. The record includes a variety of guest appearances from members of Soilwork, Finntroll, Kreator, Hypocrisy, DragonForce, and more.
Imagine a blackened sound that claws at your very soul; a powerful, intense, swirling mass of energy emanating from your speakers, like the coming of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse heralding the end of the world. Except there’s only two of them, and they hail from Denmark.
ANGSTSKRÍG is a secretive duo, shrouded in mystery, protecting their anonymity fiercely, but they are already able to boast a number of powerful allies from already established metal legends. After opening the door into their bleak world with debut single “Lucifer Kalder” late last year, ANGSTSKRÍG returns with another slice of epic, dark brutality with the record’s title track.
Joining them on “Skyggespil” (Danish for “shadow play”), is Attila Vörös, (Satyricon, Sanctuary, Tyr, Nevermore) who has added suitably aggressive guitar work to proceedings. As ANGSTSKRÍG continues to prepare the world for their upcoming debut album, “Skyggespil” will leave those brave enough to listen with little doubt that a new, dark, and brooding force is coming…
View the band’s previously released video for first single “Lucifer Kalder” HERE.
Find Skyggespil preorders at THIS LOCATION.
In the latter part of 2019, ANGSTSKRÍG recorded Skyggespil (Danish for “shadow play”) at Hikikomori Studio with producer Frederik Brandt Jakobsen at the helm. It was by his hand that ANGSTSKRÍG’s particular take on the Nordic sound took form. To furthermore give a very diverse album even more assorted flavors, the duo called upon a variety of gifted musical comrades to take part in the creation of Skyggespil thereby elevating the songs to new levels.
Yet, the story of ANGSTSKRÍG took its beginning decades earlier, some time towards the end of the last millennium. From a young age, the two were taken under the wing of a common mentor, under who’s guidance they taught themselves how to play. How to perform. How to create. How to be artistically curious. How to express themselves. How to challenge boundaries and convictions. Although the steps in the very beginning were small, this marked the offset of the musical journey. Though life separated the two and took them down diverging paths, where one pursued the road of knowledge, the other a path of entertainment, they never lost touch, and the idea to reunite at some point remained prevalent. So, after gaining invaluable experiences and due to their respective directions in live taking new, dramatic turns, the time was ripe to create what would become ANGSTSKRÍG.
Further info on ANGSTSKRÍG and Skyggespil will be revealed in the weeks to come.