Praised by fans and critics alike for their outstanding 2020 debut album (“Impius Viam”), Sweden’s Night Crowned have unleashed the hotly anticipated & worthy successor, titled “Hädanfärd”! With nine tracks spanning over 45 minutes, the band’s brand new full-length record is an intoxicating blend of uncompromising blackened death metal, symphonic arrangements and bleak & mesmerizing soundscapes.…
Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the best releases of the year, Night Crowned took the heavy scene by storm with their debut studio album, “Impius Viam” (Feb 28, 2020, Noble Demon). Consisting of former and current members of legendary acts such as Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher System and with a musical vision as clear as it is haunting and disturbing, the band created an imposing work full of rage, melancholy and pure destruction, offering a true reawakening of the sounds dormant from the most influential acts and masterpieces of the Scandinavian ‘90s.
With a flawless and relentless mix of aggression, atmosphere and captivating melodies, “Impius Viam” truly became a modern-era melo death/black metal classic.
Without showing any signs of slowing down, and even while the current release was being carried across the globe, the band started working on their highly anticipated follow-up record, titled “Hädanfärd“, set for release on July 9th 2021. Thematically inspired by a story by singer K. Romlin, which deals with encounters with death, a far-reaching concept for the soon-to-be-released record was developed during the band’s intense demo process. Carried with depth through 9 atmospheric tracks and supported in a vivid way by individual, written down interpretations and explanations of K. Romlin, “Hädanfärd” is an infernal, bleak monolith of an album, one that will most likely see Night Crowned step out as one of Sweden’s best kept blackened death metal secrets.
Initially planned as a double album (in English, as well as in Swedish), “Hädanfärd” will be coming out in Swedish language only, in order to release the band’s most authentic, as well as honest, work to date.