“On their debut album, Skyggespil, the band uses an infectious blend of second-wave black metal (especially Immortal and Nemesis Devina-era Satyricon) and classic heavy metal that punches hard but still maintains a cold, enveloping atmosphere…” — Decibel Magazine
Danish black metal duo ANGSTSKRÍG today unveils their official new video for “Skyggespil.” Now playing at Decibel Magazine, the track comes by way of their full-length debut of the same name, set for release on May 28th via Despotz Records.
Skyggespil (Danish for “shadow play”) includes a variety of guest appearances from members of Soilwork, Finntroll, Kreator, Hypocrisy, DragonForce, and more. Joining the mysterious pair on the title track is Attila Vörös, (Satyricon, Sanctuary, Tyr, Nevermore) who has added suitably aggressive guitar work to proceedings.
Comments the band, “The black wanderers continue their journey through the Nordic wonderland from bright, snow-covered, frozen lakes into the darkness of the cave, where shadows roam. Do we believe in shadows? Or do we step out of the cave and into the light? ‘Skyggespil’ is both the title track and the album opener, so there’s a lot of pressure on this precious melody. However, it displays a variety of elements that are key to ANGSTSKRÍG‘s eclectic, yet, particular Nordic flavor, which obviously goes perfectly with Attila Vörös’ tasty Hungarian seasoning.”
Adds Decibel, “On their debut album, Skyggespil, the band uses an infectious blend of second-wave black metal (especially Immortal and Nemesis Devina-era Satyricon) and classic heavy metal that punches hard but still maintains a cold, enveloping atmosphere. Composed of two permanent members, both remaining anonymous, the band has allied itself with various other musicians across the metal world to bring further shades of sonic nuance to the record.”
View ANGSTSKRÍG’s “Skyggespil” video at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released video for first single “Lucifer Kalder” HERE.
Find Skyggespil preorders at THIS LOCATION.
ANGSTSKRÍG is a secretive duo, shrouded in mystery, protecting their anonymity fiercely. 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.
In the latter part of 2019, ANGSTSKRÍG recorded Skyggespil 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, sometime 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 life taking new, dramatic turns, the time was ripe to create what would become ANGSTSKRÍG.