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Grimtone’s second single taken from the album “Ad Infinitum Et Ultra” is online via the #ThisIsBlackMetal #YouTube channel

The Swedish / Greek band is back. The album will be released on 23 May 2024 in Digipack format via War Productions and Void Wanderer Productions.

This song is full of anger, frustration and fury. The darkest song on the album when it comes to lyrical themes. The music plods like molten steel to portrait nature’s endurance and utter contempt and disregard for human life. We treat nature as if we were its master, when it is the complete opposite. We are at the mercy of Mother Earth, and she will have her revenge. Earth will prevail, humans will not.

This album sees me going in the opposite direction from all the other albums I’ve written for Grimtone. When I began writing for this album I couldn’t get myself to write yet another album of high speed blast beats. I’d by 2023 written seven black metal albums in 8 years and I needed a change, and the directions was quite obvious: Doom metal with a black metal attitude on the vocals.

At first I was very hesitent, toying with the idea of doing only an ep with three songs. The music differed too much from the previous Grimtone albums I thought, but in the end I said “fuck it, my band, my music”. It’s always a risk changing the style of a band this radically, but considering how happy I am with how it turned out, it’s a risk worth taking.

Kostas B and I had done the Thymata album so I knew what he was capable of, which was very reassuring. I knew I could make a really good doom metal album with him.

The primary goal with this album was to make a slow, gritty, teeth grinding doom metal album with a lot of attitude, an angry album, not a sad doom album. Another goal was to make this album song orientated, as in it had to have proper choruses and song structure, not just riffs upon riffs leading nowhere. A bit of melody never hurts.

Apart from a certain band from Birmingham being a big influence, I found a lot inspiration from classical music this time. It influenced me in setting a mood for every song, what kind of emotional motive I had for each song. When to hold back and when to floor it so to speak. This album is by far the most dynamic one I’ve ever made.

FFO: Old Paradise Lost, Old My Dying Bride, Candlemass but with harsh vocals

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