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Sounds | Vitskär Süden - Hidden By The Day

Het uitbreiden van hun sonisch pallet, dat was het uitgangspunt in de aanloop naar het nieuwe album. Dat de heren hierin geslaagd zijn, mag overduidelijk blijken uit de eerste twee singles. Meer synths, strijkers en piano voegen een extra dramatiek toe aan het reeds zeer verhalend karakter van hun songs. Deze tweede single laat naast veel piano en prachtige cellomomenten ook nog een erg mooie gitaarsolo horen. Was ik geen fan van de zang? Damn, op dit nummer heeft Martin Garner me helemaal mee. Hidden By The Day is van een sublieme schoonheid.

Vessel verschijnt op 17 mei 2024 via Ripple Music.

Luister ook naar: Vengeance Speaks


"Even things that are beautiful at first glance often have mystery and horror lurking just below the surface. A story of isolation, struggle, death and rebirth, “Hidden By The Day” is one of the most intact front-to-back weird fiction songs we’ve ever written. I was working away from home when this track was coming together, and my remote studio was based out of a house in Senoia, Georgia, owned by the cinematographer of The Walking Dead. The backyard tapered off into the woods and it was constantly raining, so a bit of that survival horror vibe definitely seeped into this one. One of our guitarists had challenged me to write some lyrics with a cathartic, positive resolution, so I went with “man starving in the woods dies and is reborn as a mushroom monster”. That’s about as close as I get. " -Martin from V.S.

Vitskär Süden is a cross-genre rock band that merges evocative storytelling with rich sonic texture, fusing elements of neo-psych, space, doom and progressive rock. The Los Angeles-based quartet’s material often features weird fiction sensibilities and feels cinematic in scope – understandable given the fact that most of the members met through filmmaking before bonding musically.The band appeared on the radar in 2020 with a self-titled, cosmic horror-inspired debut Metal Hammer Magazine described as offering “epic soundscapes as soothing as a blood-red Californian sunset”. The album landed at #17 on Doom Charts’ best of the year list. In 2022 the band signed with Ripple Music and released "The Faceless King", a dark fantasy concept album weaving the origin story of the record’s antihero namesake. Special editions of the vinyl release were accompanied by an RPG module written by band members and expanding on the album’s story. 

Their latest record "Vessel" sees the band pushing genre boundaries yet again, experimenting with additional progressive elements while transporting listeners through seven distinctive soundscapes. Vitskär Süden continues their ascent as one of the most unique musical voices on the underground rock scene. 

Vitskär Süden is:

Vitskär Süden is: Martin Garner - Bass/Vocals Julian Goldberger - Guitar/Synths Christopher Martin - Drums TJ Webber - Guitar


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