Caligari Records announces March 7th as the international release date for Herkser‘s striking debut EP, Befængt, on cassette tape format.
Herkser is a Danish blackened punk outfit that began as a one-man project in 2015. The project gained new momentum in 2020 when a drummer was added to the lineup. The two-piece recorded their debut album during the fall of 2020, and it is slated for release in 2022 by Strange Aeons Records.
More recently, Herkser recorded an EP titled Befængt, which is seeing release on cassette via Caligari. Befængt means “infested” in English, and suitably do the songs on the EP traverse a world of contagious anxiety. A pulsing sense of dread permeates the songs, intensified by the strange-yet-cool recording, which sounds remarkably distant and upfront simultaneously. Through it all, a steady D-beat pushes that pulsing sense of dread ever forward, only to be occasionally interrupted by blastbeats that tear at the edge of the compositions. Each song bears witness to human incompetency; entropy is the only truth.
Alive and dead…Herkser will infest your soul with Befængt!
Begin the infestation with the brand-new track “Dødtøje” HERE at Caligari‘s Bandcamp, where the tape can be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Hersker (Denmark)’s Befængt