VALBORG: New Album, ‘Endstrand’, Streaming in Full
German “Metal Monster” to Unleash Cerebral, Punishing New LP April 7
German extreme metal band VALBORG has signed with underground indie Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions. The self-described “German metal monster” will release its new full-length LP, Endstrand, on April 7. In advance of the record’s release, Decibelis streaming Endstrand in full, adding, “Progressive death/doom crew Valborg have drawn attention to themselves over the years for their unique sound, often described as some combination of Type O Negative meets Celtic Frost meets Triptykon”. Hear VALBORG’s Endstrand, in its entirety, at THIS location.
Championed by Tom G. Warrior himself as “abundantly original and unique“ and “a mixture of Bohren und der Club of Gore, early Black Sabbath and Hellhammer”, VALBORG creates dense, inventive music that escapes categorization. The trio’s blunt, forceful songs are at once raw and primitive yet hold a nihilistic sophistication that forges clouds of nightmarish atmosphere, giving them a narcotic, dreamlike feel that very few bands achieve.
Produced by Markus Siegenhort (Lantlôs), Endstrand is a 13 song end-time vision hosting apparitions of empty beaches, bunkers in the dunes, novel biological phenomenon, washed up artifacts, noise distorted signals and omnipresent whirring, all of which float above the backdrop of VALBORG’s utterly barbaric death crunch. Forging “brutal and wasted, yet powerful” music, VALBORG unleashes sound as scorched-earth policy on Endstrand, delivering an immersive mysteriousness and darkness that has earned the group the right to be called one of Europe’s most exciting extreme metal bands.
VALBORG is available to speak with interested media. To chat with the band / request an advance copy of Endstrand, simply contact Carl Schultz @ ACTION! PR.
“At their core, they’re a death/doom metal band, with oddball gothic overtones that have earned them flattering comparisons to ’80s metal tropemakers Celtic Frost and successors Triptykon. But Valborg is also a moving target, and their restlessness has taken them to some strange places…thrilling” – STEREOGUM
“Valborg as a whole creates this sort of dreary emptiness, much like the still, grey images of St. Petersburg in midwinter: bleak, totalitarian and inhuman. It’s oddly comforting.” – INVISIBLE ORANGES
“Meet the new face of nihilism. Its name is Valborg” – DEAD RHETORIC
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