Norwegian Progressive Rock group AVKRVST recently released their debut album “The Approbation” on the June 16, 2023. The band is pleased to share the 3rd single from the album “Isolation.”
Stream the track through the YouTube player below:
Purchase and Stream the album here: https://avkrvst.lnk.to/TheApprobation
“The Approbation” is a concept album about a bleak soul who is left solely with his thoughts, isolated on a cabin deep into the dark forests, far away from civilization. The 49 minutes long concept album contains 7 songs, which take the listener though the thoughts of a man struggling towards the acceptance of death, being hauled into the abyss.
2.The Pale Moon 6:15
4.The Great White River 6:30
5.Arcane Clouds 6:05
7.The Approbation 13:37
Watch the video for the first single “The Pale Moon” here: https://youtu.be/4PK7iiMYEwE
Watch the video for the album’s second single “Arcane Clouds” here: https://youtu.be/PWSXCfnpUME
Watch the video on how to pronounce “AVKRVST” here: https://youtube.com/shorts/o7ZTNcpqGcU?feature=share
At the young age of 7 years old, Martin Utby and Simon Bergseth made a pact that they would form a band when they got older. Now, 22 years later they’ve created an album inspired by everything they grew up listening to from Mew, Anekdoten and Porcupine Tree to Opeth, Neal Morse and King Crimson, yet unique in its own right.
“The Approbation” was written and recorded at a cabin in Alvdal (Norway) during a rainy, cold fall and winter. Simon (composer, guitars, bass and vocals) and Martin (composer, drummer and synths) were later joined by Øystein Aadland on bass/keys, Edvard Seim on guitars and Auver Gaaren on keys.
Sonically, “The Approbation” is a massive sounding piece of music. It’s everything from lush, melancholy moods to heavy, more aggressive atmospheres capturing the feeling of a cold, gloomy fall – a dark sky, filled with gazing stars above the mist.
Read our exclusive interview with the band here: [Interview] Exclusive interview with AVKRVST
Purchase the album here: https://avkrvst.lnk.to/TheApprobation