Monday 17 September 2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: ALKYMIST unify crushing tones & dynamism on the colossal "Ghost"

Copenhagen, Denmark based ALKYMIST is a new name in doom and one that is certain to pique the interest of even the most hardened traditionalist of the genre.   Unifying the crushing tones of Meshuggah into a slow punishing force, ALKYMIST layer their riffs with texture to ensure their compositions are both crushingly heavy and dynamic. 

The band was formed in 2016 by guitarist Stefan Krey (Gas Giant) and bass player Kaspar Luke (Düreforsög) with the intention of creating the heaviest possible music within a progressive and atmospheric universe.  In 2017, the line-up was completed by singer Peter Bjørneg (Detest) and drummer Philip Kjær Morthorst (The Ritual) and, subsequently, the quartet recorded the debut EP ‘Element’, which was released in January 2018.

Now ALKYMIST are ready with their debut self titled album and it is set for release via Indisciplinarian on 05/10/2018. Consisting of six sprawling compositions over 44 mind bogglingly minutes, today at THE SLUDGELORD you can check out the brilliant new video for the track “Ghost”, so crank up the volume & prepare to let your speakers die.  

Band info: facebook  || bandcamp