Mysterious Danish black ‘n’ roll duo ANGSTSKRÃG will release their debut album Skyggespil via Despotz Records in 2021. In advance of its release, today the band unveils first single, “Lucifer Kalder” — featuring a guest appearance by Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce, Kreator) — for public feasting.
Imagine a blackened sound that claws at your very soul; a powerful, intense, swirling mass of energy emanating from your speakers, like the coming of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse heralding the end of the world. Except there’s only two of them, and they hail from Denmark. ANGSTSKRÃG are a secretive pair, shrouded in secrecy, who protect their anonymity fiercely, but they’re already able to boast a number of powerful allies from already established metal icons.
ANGSTSKRÃG‘s debut single “Lucifer Kalder” (“Lucifer Is Calling”) matches a dark beating heart with a rock ‘n’ roll edge — black ‘n’ roll if you will — that at once echoes the ghosts of those that have come before whilst equally demonstrating a clear vision of what is to come.
Comments ANGSTSKRÃG of the track; “Musically ‘Lucifer Kalder’ is the most upbeat and festive song on Skyggespil with a magnifique solo by Fred Leclercq and since it’s about the Dark Lord, the lyrical theme is pretty festive too.”
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In the latter part of 2019, ANGSTSKRÃG recorded their Skyggespil (Danish for “shadow play”) debut, which was captured at Hikikomori Studio with producer Frederik Brandt Jakobsen at the helm. It was by his hand that ANGSTSKRÃG‘s particular take on the Nordic sound took form. To furthermore give a very diverse album even more assorted flavors, the duo called upon a variety of gifted musical comrades to take part in the creation of Skyggespil thereby elevating the songs to new levels.
Yet, the story of ANGSTSKRÃG took its beginning decades earlier, some time towards the end of the last millennium. From a young age, the two were taken under the wing of a common mentor, under who’s guidance they taught themselves how to play. How to perform. How to create. How to be artistically curious. How to express themselves. How to challenge boundaries and convictions. Although the steps in the very beginning were small, this marked the offset of the musical journey. Though life separated the two and took them down diverging paths, where one pursued the road of knowledge, the other a path of entertainment, they never lost touch, and the idea to reunite at some point remained prevalent. So, after gaining invaluable experiences and due to their respective directions in live taking new, dramatic turns, the time was ripe to create what would become ANGSTSKRÃG.
Further info on ANGSTSKRÃG and Skyggespil will be revealed in the weeks to come.