Danish black metal quartet ORM is set to release their ambitious and kaleidoscopic second album Ir on August 30th via Indisciplinarian. Today, the band shares the second excerpt from one of the record’s two long compositions recorded during recent filmed live session.
ORM’s Ir is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two long compositions, each totaling more than twenty minutes in length. The two tracks, titled “Klippens Lyse Hal” (The Bright Hall Of The Cliff) and “Bær Solen Ud” (Carry Out The Sun), were produced by the band’s guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen. In cooperation with video makers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl, ORM has recorded a live session with the new material in Copenhagen-based Black Tornado Studio, where most of Ir was recorded.
Recently, ORM released the first excerpt from Ir, not from the album recording itself, but sounds from the mentioned live session. Now, the second excerpt from the same session is released. Once more, it is a five minute live excerpt from side-A track “Klippens Lyse Hal,” but as where the first excerpt was the initial five minutes of the track, this time we are led even further into the composition’s sombre and alluring sonic maze.
Experience ORM’s new performance excerpt from the Ir LP’s “Klippens Lyse Hal” at THIS LOCATION.
If you missed it, see the first clip from the sessions HERE.
Ir will be released on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on August 30th 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.
Find preorders at the Indisciplinarian webshop HERE.
ORM will play Ir in its entirety at their release show on August 29th at Alice in Copenhagen, which is almost sold out. In September, ORM is one of the headliners at the Raise Your Horns Festival on their native island of Bornholm, and the band is also playing two November shows in Aarhus and Odense. ORM has just announced yet another Danish show, as they will co-headline the Sorte Firkant Musikfestival with Inter Arma at Stengade, Copenhagen on November 7th. Tickets for all shows can be purchased HERE.
ORM Live 2019:
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]
11/07/2019 Sorte Firkant Festival @ Stengade – Copenhagen, DK [info]
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.