09 September, 2013

Vattnet Viskar: Sky Swallower – new album


VATTNET VISKAR, a black metal quartet from New Hampshire, USA, have just released their debut longplayer, ‘Sky Swallower’, in Europe, September 9th, 2013. The album was issued in North America through Century Media on September the 3rd. Recorded at Universal Noise Storage in Newburyport, Massachusetts with producer Brett Boland, ‘Sky Swallower’ features eight songs of “masterfully executed atmospheric black metal devotion” and Kip Wingerschmidt (who allegedly fights for truth, justice, and steaming hot pork dumplings) of MetalSucks fame agrees, giving it four out of five (horns) and describing it “a worthy contribution to black metal's continually shifting shape” (more here). The album's art was created by Bryan Proteau. Kindly place your order here (CM Distro Europe), here (CM Distro North America) or find ‘Sky Swallower’ on iTunes or Amazon/Amazon MP3.

Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, VATTNET VISKAR aim for big:
“Something wicked this way comes, wending its way through damp back alleyways and down leafy New England back roads, whispering through still water and dark fog. The clarion call for the next great wave of American black metal has sounded, and VATTNET VISKAR is leading the charge.”
Following a well received two-song demo in 2011, they have released a self-titled EP, available for your enjoyment below, courtesy the band. Released in 2012, the recording had, reportedly, Pitchfork's Brandon Stosuy hooked in a matter of seconds and salivating by the end of its 27 minutes: “It’s an assured offering for such a young band,” he added:

VATTNET VISKAR features: Chris Alfieri – guitar, Seamus Menihane – drums, Nick Thornbury – guitar and vocals and Joey Perron – bass

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