Sahg Announces New Album "Delusions Of Grandeur"
Forged in Bergen’s creative melting pot in 2004, the Norwegian riff-lords in Sahg have conquered stages from Wacken to India.
"There’s no denying our influences,” says Olav Iversen, frontman, guitarist, and co-creator of Sahg’s towering sounds. "Our biggest heroes are the bands that truly defined heavy music. Sabbath and Zeppelin have created some of the darkest atmospheres ever expressed by musicians. In later years, however, we have also taken a lot of influence from modern, progressive metal bands, like Mastodon and Opeth. But the key to making use of your influences isn’t by imitating their work, but by using them to create something new and unique."
The band's new Opus will be titled "Delusions Of Grandeur," which Indie Recordings describes as "otherworldly, mystical, unflinchingly progressive, and unafraid to call upon the powers of doom," going on to say that the album "is nothing less than 48 minutes of impeccable musicianship and flawless delivery."
Sahg's fourth album was recorded at Solslottet Studios – aka Castle Of The Sun – under the production of Iver Sandøy (Enslaved, Krakow).
“We recorded it live,” says Olav. “We wanted to capture the heat of the moment and the organic vibe of our live performance.”
Discussing the concept, Olav states: “We came up with the story about a person, whose delusions of grandeur escalate to the level where they consume him completely,” explains Olav. “From becoming increasingly psychopathic and dominant, he loses touch with everyone around him, and isolates into his own imaginary, psychotic world, where he becomes the almighty ruler of the universe. As he stands on the highest peak of his domain and beholds all that he has conquered, he suddenly slips off the edge and floats away, weightless. Helpless and stripped of all power, he drifts further into the open space, until he disappears into the darkness. It’s an album about how desire for power and property can distort and destroy who we are.”
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