Arabrot's self titled sixth album is scheduled for a worldwide release through Fysisk Format on August 19th. The album succeeds the Steve Albini produced Solar Anus, which gave the band a Norwegian Grammy, listed as a top ten underground album of 2012 in Mojo and recieved widespread good reviews:
"As unsettling as a thunderstorm approaching a medieval battle" 8/10 NME
"One of Europe's best heavy rock bands" 5/5 The Stool Pigeon
While writing this album, singer and guitarist Kjetil Nernes inhabited an old abandoned church just across the border in Sweden. A pastoral swedish countryside where time has stood still for generations, where evenings of pietus christianity followed days of hard labour in the soil, playing mind gimes with the devil. The album features a widened family of Arabrot-collaborators, most notably Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh/4AD) who in addition to recording and mixing the album, also plays bass and does backup vocals.
Norwegian experimental music stalwarts Lasse Marhaug and Erland Dahlen (Nils Petter Molvær/Madrugada) have also done substansial supplies of sound. The studio was also visited by Laura Pleasants of Kylesa who does vocals on Arrabal's dream. The lyrical content follows familiar Arabrot patterns: Inspiration from early 20th century surrealists like Georges Bataille and Robert Desnos, mixed with a fascination for the mythologies of ancient greece and the Old Testament. Recorded and mixed by Emil Nikolaisen at Malabar Studio in Oslo. Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering.
01. Ha-Satan Dêofol 02. Throwing Rocks At The Devil 03. Arrabal's Dream 04. Blood On The Poet 05. Dedication 06. Blood On Bunny 07. Drawing Down The Moon 08. The Horns Of The Devil Grow 09. The Bitter Tears Of Könt 10. Mænads
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