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Track Premiere: Murdryck – “Black Plague Eclipse”

Going back to the 90s, Swedish based three-piece Murdryck operated primarily as a dark ambient outfit. But within the last several years, their sound has taken a decidedly more destructive approach that’s driven them into uncharted black metal territory. After the successful releases of their 2015 EP, As the Moon Bleeds… and their debut full-length Antologi MMXV, they positioned themselves firmly as a world-renowned force in the black metal scene.

Fans can rejoice because Murdryck are back and are ready to release their sophomore full length, Födelsen next month. With their latest offering, the band ascends to new heights while staying true to their roots with a tight and aggressive eight-song collection of blackest damnation.

We’re honored to be able to share “Black Plague Eclipse” from Födelsen here today with our loyal Vault Hunters. Read guitarist Skärseld’s thoughts on the track below and then scroll down further to listen to it.

Black Plague Eclipse is one of the heaviest songs on the album with doom-laden guitars and interspersed with dramatic melody. The intro is intentionally thunderous and, for the first time, we experimented with an off-beat chorus section. The interlude is also new for us bringing in an almost progressive/dark ambient mid-section with clean guitars and subtle background effects. The lyrics describe a desolate, post-apocalypse scene rather than try to tell a story.

 

Födelsen doesn’t drop until May 1st, but you can preorder it right now on CD and cassette from Leviaphonic Records and vinyl from Growls from the Underground.

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