Danish black metal band ORM recently announced the release of their long awaited second album, Ir (“verdigris”), which will see the light of day on August 30th through Indisciplinarian. Now, the band releases the first album audio excerpt. As the album is comprised of two massive compositions, the new preview showcases five minutes of music from the record’s A-side in a filmed live fashion. Preorders for the album’s physical formats are now also available.
ORM’s second album Ir is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two compositions “Klippens Lyse Hal” (“The Bright Hall Of The Cliff”) and “Bær Solen Ud” (‘Carry Out The Sun”), which clock in at twenty-three and twenty-four minutes respectively. The band’s guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen produced the album, and the band collectively designed the record’s visual side themselves.
Recently, ORM released the first sounds from Ir in an album trailer, but now the band unleashes the first genuine excerpt from the album in the shape of five minutes from the record’s side A, “Klippens Lyse Hal.” The excerpt is not sound directly from the album though but instead it comes from a recent live session in the Copenhagen based studio Black Tornado, produced by the band itself and filmed by filmmakers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl.
Listen and watch as ORM performs an excerpt from Ir’s “Klippens Lyse Hal” HERE.
ORM (Danish for “serpent”) assumed form in 2015, and in 2017, the band released its first and eponymous album which arose with its mythical tales of man and nature accompanied by a grandiose, melodic yet raw and direct black metal. The next chapter of ORM’s history is Ir, where the contrasts are bigger, the complex is more complex, the simple simpler, and the melodies are poignant and contagious. The form is elongated, dynamic, and adventurous, and the musical ambition and performance bears witness to an ensemble void of compromise and led solely by its own flame, wherever it may lead. The album’s narration revolves around the impermanence of all things and is a personal reflection on how this aspect is contained within the human drama, religion, and nature.
Ir will be released on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on August 30th 2019 through Indisciplinarian. The vinyl version is pressed in runs of 400 copies on black vinyl and 100 on white, both with a beautiful gatefold with a booklet, and the cassette version comes in 150 white copies in a slipcase. Both physical versions of the album are now available for preordering via Indisciplinarian webshop HERE.
In connection with the album release, ORM will play a string of Danish shows, among those a release show at Alice in Copenhagen the day before the release. The band has also added two November shows in Aarhus and Odense, and they are among the headliners at the Raise Your Horns Festival on their native island of Bornholm in September. Mainland European shows are currently being booked for early 2020.
8/29/2019 Alice – København, DK *Ir release show [info]
9/13-14/2019 Raise Your Horns Festival – Rønne, DK [info]
11/01/2019 Headquarters – Aarhus, DK [info]
11/02/2019 Studenterhuset – Odense, DK [info]