Today, Finnish black metallers Sarvekas stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Woven Dark Paths, at the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Set for international release on May 26th via Soulseller Records, hear Sarvekas‘ Woven Dark Paths in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Sarvekas are a black metal duo from Southern Finland, formed in late 2018. Their style is mostly melodic and epic, yet crushing and furious. The atmospheres in their music range from harsh, dark and desolate, cold and yet hauntingly beautiful feelings to raging moments of pure fury. Sarvekas combine all this to a momentum of sinister and epic black metal, woven with heathenry, Scandinavian mythology, and devotion to the dark.
Sarvekas signed a worldwide record deal in 2020 with Soulseller Records, and the band’s first release, the Of Atavistic Fury & Visions EP, was released in December 2020. The reception and the reviews were good, and the band immediately started to compose new songs for their full-length debut. Now, in May, Sarvekas will release that first full-length, Woven Dark Paths, via Soulseller. The 8-song/48-minute album is about delving into dark ancient rites, bloodletting for the forefathers, and true Nordic spirit as well as philosophy through ancient Nordic beliefs. With preternatural ease, Sarvekas transport the listener to ancient times: both the glorious 1990s, with their incredibly era-authentic style, and more so the times long, long before that, visual and violent in equal measure. References to be made include the cult likes of Isvind, Norway’s Perished, Mithotyn, and equally early Kampfar and Thyrfing – but already, upon evidence of Woven Dark Paths, Sarvekas are well on their way to etching their own legendry. Currently, they are focusing on making live performance possible while at the same time composing new music.
In the leadup to its internatioanal release this Friday, hear Woven Dark Paths in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Preorder info for world can be found HERE while preorder info for the Americas can found HERE. Cover artwork, courtesy of Roni Ärling, and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Sarvekas’ Woven Dark Paths
1. Rite Of Transcendence
2. The Scryer Of Bones
3. Of Bloodlust & Nightside Sorceries
4. Embers Of Pagan Fire
5. Woven Dark Paths
6. The Austerity Of The Northern Lands
7. Soaring Over The Battlefields
8. The Great Winter