Stereogum today unveils Elddop, the fifth studio full-length from Swedish crust/metal masters, MARTYRDÖD, in its entirety, as the album comes within one week of its official release date.
With a lineup including members of Agrimonia, Miasmal, Skitsystem and more within its ranks, MARTYRDÖD has become a major force in the Swedish crust circuit through the years. Burning with fourteen anthems which show MARTYRDÖD taking their already honed, scathing craft to new levels of intensity through experimentation with vocal and songwriting styles, taking some incredibly unique paths, Elddop is undoubtedly this masterful act’s finest work yet. Alongside their exclusive stream of the entire album, Stereogum praises the album, stating that Elddop, “doesn’t merely improve on the band’s already incredible body of work; it distills Martyrdöd’s sound to its most exciting elements, leaving everything but the highlights on the cutting-room floor.” The critique continues: “…Elddop feels totally fresh and thrillingly new, yet employs only those tools fashioned in the ancient forges… I can’t imagine any generation of metal fan for whom Elddop would seem inappropriate — in many ways, it’s the very essence of metal.”
Listen to Elddop at Stereogum now at THIS LOCATION.
Southern Lord will release the CD and LP editions of Elddop in North America this Tuesday, July 22nd; preorders are posted HERE. A special European version of the LP will see release on La Familia and D-beat Raw Punk.
Directly after the album’s release, MARTYRDÖD will take the tunes from Elddop on the road across Europe supporting Converge, with opening support from Okkultokrati. The tour includes shows in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and Italy, and includes sets at Ieper Fest, Brutal Assault, Magnolia Open Air and more. Additional tour actions and tunes from Elddop will be announced throughout the rest of the year.
MARTYRDÖD European Tour w/ Converge, Okkultokrati:
8/03/2014 La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
8/04/2014 Club Academy – Manchester, UK
8/05/2014 Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
8/06/2014 Scala – London, UK
8/07/2014 Underground – Köln, Germany
8/08/2014 Ieper Fest – Ieper, Belgium
8/09/2014 Brutal Assault Festival – Jaromer, Czech Rep
8/10/2014 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2014 Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
8/12/2014 MC Pekarna – Maribor, Slovenia
8/13/2014 Magnolia Open Air – Milan, Italy
8/14/2014 Universum – Stuttgart, Germany