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Formloff

From: Norway
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Formloff Streaming Entire New Album

Avant-garde black metal duo Formloff released the band's latest work of audio grimness in the form of "Spyhorelandet" last month via Eisenwald. The follow up to 2006’s Adjø Silo finds the eclectic Norwegian duo — Bernt Karsten Sannerud and Marius Sjøli – exploring the darker, more atmospheric realms of their past. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Where most black metal revels in stories of fictional deities, benign and malignant, 'Spyhorelandet' wallows in everyday themes. Much like the cover art, the music contained within bears the stark truth: When you peel back the skin, no matter how beautiful, what is left is the ugly personal histories each of us carries. Throughout 'Spyhorelandet,' naked inhabitants of our world are quoted directly. For many, defeat is their best and sometimes only asset."

If you’ve yet to witness the dark majesty that is Spyhorelandet, the record is currently streaming it its entirety at this location or in the player below. More...

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Formloff Reveals "Spyhorelandet" Details

Avant-garde black metal duo Formloff is set to unearth a new work of audio grimness entitled "Spyhorelandet," the follow up to 2006’s "Adjø Silo." The new release finds the eclectic Norwegian duo — Bernt Karsten Sannerud and Marius Sjøli – exploring the darker, more atmospheric realms of their past. Several session musicians were recruited to complete the nine-track recording, including two bass players, a drummer and a saxophonist. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Where most black metal revels in stories of fictional deities, benign and malignant, Spyhorelandet wallows in everyday themes. Much like the cover art, the music contained within bears the stark truth: When you peel back the skin, no matter how beautiful, what is left is the ugly personal histories each of us carries. Throughout Spyhorelandet, naked inhabitants of our world are quoted directly. For many, defeat is their best and sometimes only asset."

In celebration of the record’s upcoming release, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming the title track, “Spyhorelandet,” noting “the track definitely sounds refreshing, as if gulping down fresh glacial streams after a half-decade of parched post-whatever, atavistic too-true-for-school black, or the floating-on-toilet bowl-water bullshit employed by the high-lo mind/musically daft of Liturgy, et al.” Feast your ears here. More...

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Formloff To Release "Spyhorelandet" Album

Five years after the release of the "Adjø Silo," Norway's Formloff is returning with a new dark black metal piece. Titled "Spyhorelandet," the record is set for release via Eisenwald in January 2012. The band's publicist commented on the album:

"Finding progression in regression, Formloff has crafted an album closer to the sound of the first demo, Overstyring. Darker and more atmospheric than ever before, the Formloff duo -- Bernt Karsten Sannerud and Marius Sjøli -- also recruited several session musicians to compete the recording lineup, including two bass players, a drummer and a saxophonist.

"Where most black metal revels in stories of fictional deities, benign and malignant, Spyhorelandet wallows in everyday themes. Much like the cover art (to be revealed soon), the music contained within bears forth the naked truth. When you peel back the skin, no matter how beautiful, what is left is the ugly personal histories each of us carries. Throughout Spyhorelandet, naked inhabitants of our world are quoted directly. For many of whom, defeat is their best and sometimes only asset."

Two sample tracks from the record are available to be heard below. More...

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