“Ghost” is the maiden single from progressive doom metal quartet ALKYMIST and their forthcoming eponymous debut LP. An official video for the new song has been premiered through Decibel Magazine just days after the single for the track was released, as Indisciplinarian prepares for the album’s release on October 5th.
Copenhagen, Denmark based ALKYMIST is a new force in doom metal – a force which, in its own manner, seeks to bring the hope of change into a time of turmoil. The band was formed in 2016 and released their debut EP in January 2018 to notable national buzz. The band’s debut album consists of six grandiose metal compositions over 44 minutes produced by Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Orm, Slægt). The music on ALKYMIST’s debut album can be defined as progressive doom metal being both crushingly heavy as well as melodic and dynamic conjuring up a simultaneously strange, beautiful and terrifying expression. A general theme on Alkymist is an existence which is parallel, wrong and expelled, and an existence from which the suffering subject seeks to be delivered.
The wonderfully strange music video for “Ghost” was created by director Roelof Witmans. With their debut of the clip, Decibel Magazine notes, “Alongside ALKYMIST’s melodic take on flattening, Neurosis-esque sludge is a stunning video that combines a number of dark, abstract visuals and nature landscapes. Combined with the massive sound of ‘Ghost,’ the song takes on a new life.”
See ALKYMIST’s “Ghost” video via Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
Alkymist will be released on October 5th via Indisciplinarian on LP and digital formats. The vinyl edition of the album, limited to 500 copies, can now be preordered HERE.
ALKYMIST has recently announced a free release show on October 3rd on Loppen, Christiania in Copenhagen, where the band will perform the entire album, and will be joined by special guest Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune) as part of her Scandinavian tour. ALKYMIST will also play a November show with epic metallers and labelmates Rising, with more dates to follow shortly.