Horde of Hel - Döden Nalkas (LP Ltd.)

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01. Blodets Morgon

02. Death Division Status

03. Visdomen Kallas Døden

04. Standard Nordland

05. Totalitarian Regime

06. Total Death

07. Holy Ash

08. No Remorse

09. Livets Narkos

10. Of Eternity and Ruins

BLOODDAWN PRODUCTIONS (distributed & marketed by REGAIN RECORDS) is proud to

present HORDE OF HEL’s long-awaited third album, Döden Nalkas, on CD and vinyl LP.

HORDE OF HEL’s history dates back to the dawn of the new, cursed millennium, when

John Odhinn Sandin – previously in Odhinn, and concurrently of the late/great In Battle –

wanted to strike out on his own with a project that significantly differed sonically from

those bands. It would take years before a first recording arrived, but at last it did in 2009

with the debut album Blodskam. In one sense, HORDE OF HEL here exhibited a

refreshing take on industrialized black metal – martial, malevolent, mesmerizing – but in

another, more accurate sense, with Odhinn’s emphasis on dark ambient atmospheres,

Blodskam transcended the “industrial black metal” demi-tag altogether.

In 2011, the second HORDE OF HEL album arrived in the form of Likdagg, courtesy of

REGAIN RECORDS. Immediately, a change was felt: the more lumbering ‘n’ loping mid-

tempos of Blodskam have been replaced by thoroughly berserker drum-programming,

which increased the ultraviolence a hundredfold. A reflection of the increasingly darker

times, Likdagg’s utterly remorseless, unrelentingly unhinged speed slaughtered listeners

with apparent ease...that is, if that listener possessed the sturdy constitution to step

forward to that onslaught to begin with.

Many years passed, and many presumed HORDE OF HEL dead. Far from it: the most

ULTRA ultraviolence was simply lying in wait! And now it has arrived with Döden Nalkas,

doubtlessly the most extreme (or at least extremely unforgiving) record you’ll hear all

year – or perhaps all decade. All the rudiments of its no-less-considerable predecessor

have been pushed into the red: drums reaching 500 BPM, the guitars slicing like barbed

wire at warp speed, vocals approaching blackout levels of seething vitriol, the ambient

elements wrapping all around the wreckage in dizzying, disorienting darkness. But, this

new guise of HORDE OF HEL is a unified trio – a connection between and within three

individuals – and thus are its effects felt across Döden Nalkas. Of them, perhaps the

most pronounced are the integration of real drums from the ever-prolific Nils

“Dominator” Fjellström, who played with Odhinn in In Battle and more recently in The

Wretched End and Nordjevel, among others; this symbiosis straddles the line between

over-the-top gabber and black metal’s outermost reaches of intensity. Likewise, the

arrival of vocalist Sanctvs (also of Nordjevel) has injected an even greater intensity into

HORDE OF HEL’s already-incomprehensibly-intense attack. Simply put, put on

headphones and your ears will be absolutely PUNISHED by Döden Nalkas!

The more things stay the same – or stay bleak, the Apocalypse at hand with the current

worldwide pandemic – the more things change, and so too do HORDE OF HEL. With

mastering by Devo (MARDUK) at Endarker Studio, Döden Nalkas is the soundtrack to the

literal END.

-Black vinyl limited to 300 hand numbered copies.