Swedish psychedelic stoner doom collective Besvärjelsen (Swedish for “conjuring”), featuring within its ranks past members of Dozer, Greenleaf, Afgrund, Lastkaj, and V, will release their debut “Vallmo ” this March via Suicide Records.
BESVÄRJELSEN – Swedish for “conjuring” – was forged in 2014. Though clearly rooted in the realms of doom, within their engulfing sound lies traces of progressive metal, punk, folk, and classic rock ‘n’ roll all carefully weaved together resulting in a sound that is at once crushingly heavy and alluringly sophisticated. The band released their debut EP Villfarelser in 2015 which was followed by 2016’s Exil EP. Both releases, though self-financed and released with little outside promotion, were well-received by Swedish media and even found airplay on Swedish National Radio.
Much of 2017 found BESVÄRJELSEN composing the the audio alchemy found on their ﬁrst full-length studio offering Vallmo (Swedish for “poppy”). Vallmo more than ever showcases the band’s enormous potential, the eight-track offering seamlessly wandering from crushing doom riffs to catchy vocals and melodies, deep lyrical content, and storming drum work, all topped by stunning guitar solos and, for the first time since the band’s formation, songs in English as well as their native Swedish.
BESVÄRJELSEN’s Vallmo was captured at Studio Glashuset and Midlake Studios by guitarist/vocalist Andreas Baier and comes sheathed in the cover art of Blodpest with design by drummer Erik Bäckwall.
Andreas Baier – guitar and vocals
Staffan Winroth – guitar and vocals
Lea Amling – vocals
Erik Bäckwall – drums
Johan Rockner – bass
The 27th of March is the magic date and “Vallmo” will be released as a double LP with turquoise vinyls and in a limited edition of 300 pcs. It will of course also be available on whatever digital service you prefer.
Vallmo will see release on vinyl and digital formats via by Suicide Records in cooperation with DalaPop on March 27th. Preorders will be available in the coming weeks.
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