Brace yourselves as a cold chill sweeps in from the Kolbotn region of Norway, as a newly formed epic doom outfit has burst onto the scene earlier today, called Coffin Storm. With Darkthrone’s Fenriz, Aura Noir and Lamented Souls’ Apollyon and Infernö’s Bestial Tormentor filling out the band’s lineup, one could potentially call this a supergroup.
And while you’d expect this thing to be at least black metal adjacent, it’s not. These guys are straight up pulling out the doom metal, as evidenced by their opening single, “Over Frozen Moors.”
Speaking about the track, which you can listen to now down below, Fenriz said the track flirts with a little bit of thrash in there, while still remaining a doom-y jaunt.
“Right off the bat it’s a chunky 1984 style Exodus verse riff followed by a myriad of melodics in a levitating refrain. The middle of the song just proceeds with an even more killer slow-thrash riff and a surprising vocal part baked into it which gives the song an added epic layer. For the heaviness of the rhythm shift in the closing part I just have one thing to say: Wait for it!..”
According to Apollyon, the band has been sort of in the works for a long time, only recently being able to finally come together to commit their ideas to paper. Now, they’ve got an album Arcana Rising coming out on March 29 via Peaceville.
“Me and Bestial Tormentor have been playing together since we met in college in 1990 and formed the doom metal act Lamented Souls. However with most members being busy with other bands LS kind of faded away. Our last rehearsal was around 2007.
“After I had stopped playing live with Aura Noir we decided to meet up weekly and play guitar together. It was not going to be Lamented Souls and we had no serious plans of any kind. – but as songs were starting to emerge I switched to drums and we made recordings that Bestial Tormentor played to Fenriz, who apparently approved! I would never have dared to ask him to do the vocals! I was considering doing them myself but he was secretly our first choice. Fortunately Bestial Tormentor popped the question and he said yes, so we recorded 3 songs with an extra pair of drum mics(4 in total )in the rehearsal place. Added bass and guitar in my house and went to Fenriz’ to record the vocals. Then we had two more sessions before the album was finished.
“Initially I was assuming the music would be doom metal. I think all of us had Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in mind but even if our songs are slow/mid tempo, the riffs ended up being more thrashy than I had expected. Only the title track is pure doom simply because it’s a song me and Bestial Tormentor made some 20 years ago that we were über eager to hear Fenriz’ ravishing vocal lines on.”
Arcana Rising is coming out on March 29 via Peaceville, but you can preorder your copy today.
‘Arcana Rising’ tracklisting
1. Over Frozen Moors [06:08]2. Arcana Rising [06:47]3. Open the Gallows [10:26]4. Eighty-Five And Seven Miles [07:18]5. Ceaseless Abandon [06:57]6. Clockwork Cult [07:21]
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