Swedish atmospheric black metallers, Wormwood have recently released their new album Arkivet via Black Lodge Records.
Arkivet (The Archive) follows mankind’s inability to take care of the earth. The album takes you on a sojourn across lands soon devoid of people, a not-so-far-future where flames become citizens. It will also tell you about the men and women who lost their minds, their will to leave and homelands.
An Arkivet is a document written for those who want to make it easier for their close ones after their passing. Where you can tell how you want to have your funeral arranged, where important documents are located, last wishes, etc.. Wormwood use this as a metaphor for the whole world throughout the seven songs on the album. The last words of an already dead planet.
The Everblack Podcast sat down with Wormwood frontman Nine to discuss the bleak futuristic concept behind their new album Arkivet, the novel tie in, incredible videos for the singles, metal scene in Sweden and more!
Watch/listen to the interview here :
The first editions of vinyl for Arkivet will include a novel written by author Mikael Strömberg (in Swedish and English) and depicts this tragic incident and the aftermath.
The vinyl edition comes as a 2xLP, beautifully embossed gatefold cover, etched D-side with the “Plague Star”-emblem.
The album was mixed and mastered the renowned pop/dance producer Jonathan Ojeda
Wormwood – ‘Arkivet’ is out now orders available now blacklodge.se/artists/wormwood