Today, American pagan-death cult Rökkr premiere the new track “Blackest Dawn” at Deaf Forever magazine’s website. The track is the second to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, self-titled Rökkr, set for international release on December 10th via Chaos Records. Hear Rökkr‘s “Blackest Dawn” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Rökkr was conceived and executed in 2011 by Kyle House, who currently maintains Decrepisy and Serpents of Dawn and previously was a member of Acephalix, Vastum, and Necrot among others. Heavily influenced by Nordland-era Bathory, Tolkien, and Thin Lizzy with death-grunts to tell the tale, House here is joined by Adam Perry of Vastum on drums, and together they recorded Rökkr‘s self-tilted first album with Jeff Davis before his tragic and untimely death. Mixing and mastering was handled by Greg Wilkinson of Earhammer fame.
Massive and majestic in its sound and scope, Rökkr is a concept album and a soundtrack to a journey deep within the mountain’s eye. Rökkr explore the darkest parts of the psyche and what lives in the shadows in the deep, all through symbolism and mythology that connects to roots beyond this lifetime and gives a sense of meaning to the chaos of the endless wheel of birth and death. Beyond thought, beyond form, endless nothing within: this is Rökkr‘s titanic debut album, and vastly more…
Into the winter of the soul.
Into the ice.
Foreverblack meadow, embrace new dawn, on raven’s wing,
Hear winter’s song.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “Blackest Dawn” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Deaf Forever, Germany’s defenders of the true. Also hear the previously revealed “Oath of Blood” HERE at Chaos Records‘ Bandcamp. Preorder info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Rökkr’s Rökkr
1. Ravens Wing [3:12]
2. Oath of Blood [6:45]
3. Blackest Dawn [7:10]
4. Into the Ice [7:02]
5. Winter [10:22]