Svartmyrkr (CSR257CD​/​LP)

by MZ.412

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about

Swedish behemoths MZ. 412 return with their first full-length album in 13 years, once again asserting their dominion as the true Kings of Black Industrial. "Svartmyrkr" is a massive tour de force that reinvents the classic sound of MZ. 412 whilst retaining their trademark malevolent harshness.

This album is dedicated to the true hell of the north - Helheim - and the giant goddess that rules it, Hel. From blackened ritual incantations, to bleak yet beautiful dark ambient arrangements, to harsh bombastic orchestrations, this album exceeds all expectations.

MZ. 412 blur the lines between music, magick and reality. The earth trembles... the mountains quake... all light is vanquished. The Swedish overlords darken the hearts and extinguish the souls of all who bear witness to "Svartmyrkr".

Album Teaser: youtu.be/wT7FEsoRzE4

Album Previews: youtu.be/yKppBrwe0UE

Mz.412 play their exclusive 2019 show at Tower Transmissions VIII, Dresden, 21 September:

www.facebook.com/events/779228782420658/

REVIEWS:

"Svartmyrkr manages to be incredibly cinematic and tense. With oppressive and constantly building atmospheres with a martial stomp, it often does feel like it would perfectly fit as trailer music or as a soundtrack to Saruman creating the Uruk-Hai… there's always an apocalyptic and frightening feel, even in the subdued moments. Svartmyrkr is extremely immersive and engaging… It's great when a band that has been at it for this long can make something so effective and that isn't just a simple rehash" (Metal Storm)

"Svartmyrkr is surprisingly an evolution towards a more atmospheric musical framework where noise has a restrained, but important, place... A lot of bands would simply exhumed their old sound to please their old fans placating their nostalgia. Ulvtharm, Nordvargr and Drakh have instead decided to move their sound one step towards other territories using crafts instead of impact. Highly recommended" (4.5/5, Chain D.L.K.)

"Combining the still nascent black metal aesthetic with strident, growling noise from the power electronics and death industrial worlds, MZ.412’s been a uniquely hoary beast for the past thirty years... aesthetics do shape mood, and the somewhat more grand and bombastic scope of Svartmyrkyr can’t help but influence one’s reaction to it... the trio have every right to indulge in a little metaphysical braggadocio in the wake of Svartmyrkyr: it’s a strong return to a sound and an ethos which they pioneered decades back, but isn’t slavishly chained to the past" (I Die:You Die)

"Mz.412... endlich an der Front zurück, um sich abermals zu behaupten und die Nachahmer und Plagiate in den Staub zu drücken... Mz.412 mit einem solch starken Fundament aufschlagen. Das lange Warten erweist sich bei vielen Musikern in einer Art Stilbruch, beziehungsweise einem verpassten Anschluss an gewisse Erwartungen. Nicht so bei den Initiatoren Nordvargr, Drakh und Ulvtharm, die hier dunkel und martialisch ihren Weg gehen, und abermals der beschissenen Welt zeigen, wer der wahre Herrscher im Olymp des Black Industrial ist. Welcome back masters of black!" (10/10, Raben Report)

"...la banda más emblemática de black industrial, Mz. 412... Su contenido reafirma la esencia maldita del conjunto, aportando un brutal decálogo de propuestas que brillan por su marcada tensión, en las que se esbozan atmósferas donde se respira la agonía gestada en el inframundo... en Svartmyrkr todos los recursos utilizados se juegan con mimo y una extrema elegancia, teniendo como objetivo el definir sueños envueltos en sangre y angustia... Presenciamos un nuevo triunfo de Mz. 412. Svartmyrkr es otro disco ejemplar que eleva al podio a este conjunto sueco" (5/5, Nomelody Magazine)

"Svartmyrkr est un condensé de tout ce que MZ.412 sait faire de mieux... Les maîtres se doivent d’être à la hauteur de leur réputation, ou ils chutent. En 2019, Ulvtharm, Drakh et Nordvargr tiennent leur rang. Le temps a certes passé mais n’a semble-t-il rien entamé de leurs convictions esthétiques. À l’oeuvre reste leur chimie noire et machiniste. C’est un disque troublant dans ses atmosphères, confondant de force et terrifiant dans ses éruptions cuivrées. Un grand disque, un de plus" (Obskure Mag)

"Mit dem Album zeigt MZ.412 erneut, dass sie die wahren Könige von " Swedish Black Industrial" sind. "Svartmyrkr" ist eine massive Soundschlacht, die den klassischen Sound von MZ. 412 teilweise neu erfindet. Reinhören und staunen!" (Medienkonverter)

"...en tung, mörk och hotfull historia som utan pardon cementerar deras position i genren... ”Svartmyrkr” känns som att gå ensam i en skog med tre kilometer höga träd... När skivan sen tonar ut så märker jag att jag har mina nävar knutna väldigt hårt och att en begynnande huvudvärk spökar. Jag vet inte om det beror på alla ljudintryck eller om ”Svartmyrkr” helt enkelt har drabbat mig så hårt. Oavsett vilket är det en imponerade återkomst från genrens giganter." (Synth.nu)

"L'opera visionaria degli MZ.412 accosta in un unico luogo mentale i cruenti e distruttivi orrori di cui anche oggi si fanno portavoce... I tre scandinavi compongono, modificano, distruggono e infine ricompongono secondo una sorta di "trance" allucinata le sfaccettature delle loro idee malate, conferendo fisicità ad atroci emozioni interiori rese schiave dalla sofferenza, angoscia, rabbia e violenza... Implacabile CAPOLAVORO!" (Son Of Flies)

"...если сольное творчество Хенрика на сегодня кажется навязчивым и как следует поднадоевшим, то его старания в рамках MZ заслуживают высших похвал. Медитативный, гедонистический, сакральный, смертельный, оккультный индастриал, созданный строго по канонам nordic sound и тем не менее положенный на ультра-современное оборудование... Infernal hail тебе, Нордварг!" (Dark-World)

credits

released February 8, 2019

Komposed, rekorded and produced by Ulvtharm, Nordvargr and Drakh 2015-2018 E.V.

Guitars on "Lokastafr Ablaze With The Thorns Of Death" by Kristoffer Oustad.

Additional atmospheres and vibrations by Siegfried Meinertz.

Artwork by Axel Torvenius.

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We are a UK-based record label / mailorder store / distributor, specialising in all forms of extreme music, but particularly: Industrial, Dark Ambient, Black Ambient, Japanese Noise, Neoclassical, Dark Folk, Orchestral, Power Electronics, Noise, Drone, Doom, Death Industrial, Dark Soundtracks and Experimental music. ... more

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