[News] Heavy Rock trio Northern Heretic released their second stand-alone single “Angrboda”

New York Heavy Rock trio Northern Heretic presents their second single “Angrboda,” released on April 12th, 2024. Featuring members of Kings Destroy, Eternal Black, Begotten, Reign Of Zaius and End Of Hope. Stream the track through the Spotify player below:

Angrboda” is available now on all major streaming platforms HERE

Northern Heretic – a new Heavy Rock trio made up of members from Kings Destroy, Eternal Black, End Of Hope, Clothesline and Begotten – released their second single “Angrboda” on Friday, April 12th, 2024 via all streaming platforms and their Bandcamp page.

Formed in April 2022, Northern Heretic consists of Rob Sefcik (Kings Destroy, Begotten) on drums, Davis Schlachter (Reign Of Zaius, Clothesline, End Of Hope) on bass and Ken Wohlrob (Eternal Black, End Of Hope) on guitar and vocals. “Angrboda” follows the band’s first single, “Killing Floor,” which was released on November 10th, 2023.

The wheres and whys and what fors (as told by Northern Heretic):

Angrboda” predates Northern Heretic. Ken originally wrote this song during the pandemic while working on songs for what was supposed to be the third Eternal Black album. The song always had something different about it. It never quite felt like an Eternal Black song. It was going in a different direction than EB’s grittier Doom. Once rehearsals began for Northern Heretic, “Angrboda” found a home. It was the first song that we all locked in on and in many ways it became ground zero for where the band wanted to go.

There is a long tradition of love songs in the doom genre. Black Sabbath had their fair share, from “Sabbra Cadabra” to “Solitude” to “N.I.B.” (as twisted as that last one is). Wino wrote a bunch of love songs for The Obsessed and Spirit Caravan. Sami Hynninen of Reverend Bizarre wrote some of the most heartfelt and haunting love songs in all of Heavy music during RB’s heyday and with Spiritus Mortis. “Angrboda” is our take on a Doom love song, but given a twist lyrically. We’ll leave you to figure it out on your own.

The track was recorded at Suburban Elvis Studios in New York State, the same studio where the Eternal Black and End Of Hope albums were recorded, as well as the last Begotten album. Once again, we worked with Joe Kelly, who produced all of those albums and helped us to achieve the big sonic boom we wanted for this new project.

Angrboda” is the second of four singles to be released this year. The way people listen to music has changed and we’re adapting to that. Rather than making fans wait for a whole new album, we’ll release songs as they’re ready.

The cover art for “Angrboda” is by New York artist Melissa Pracht, who also painted the cover for the “Killing Floor.” She will be creating art for all four Northern Heretic singles released in 2024. Each cover will be unique, but there will be a shared thematic feel to them.

Davis Schlachter
/ Bass, Backup Vocals
Rob Sefcik / Drums
Ken Wohlrob / Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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