[photo by Naya Buch]
Danish hardcore trio HALSHUG‘s scathing new full-length, Sort Sind, sees release this Friday via Southern Lord and you can now hear it ahead of its release over at Team Rock. Splenetic and snarling throughout, Sort Sind features nine sharp and gritty new tracks that expresses boundless vehemence proving this to be a great feat for the band.
Hear Sort Sind now at THIS LOCATION.
The theme of Sort Sind is inspired by the members’ experiences growing up in the 1990s and 2000s in neglected parts of Denmark, hoping to in some way contribute to their scene and invoke some energy in those who hear it. Fitting into this storyline are the previously released singles “Vold,” which translates to violence, and according to the members of HALSHUG is about psychic terror and “Udskud,” which also clearly displays the tumult and unrest the band has captured in their second full-length.
The album’s title, Sort Sind, translates to “black mind.” A brutal rock record, Sort Sind bears hints of motorcycle-fueled d-beat while still retaining the raw punk that made the sound on their Blodets Bånd debut so potent, the songs showing an even more destructive and elevated approach to their songwriting. Recorded live, produced and mixed at Ballade Studios by Lasse Ballade, who also produced and mixed Blodets Bånd, the Sort Sind LP was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Southern Lord will issue HALSHUG‘s Sort Sind on CD, LP, and digital platforms this Friday, September 30th; preorders can be placed HERE.
Following their recent performances at Roskilde Festival and more throughout Denmark, followed most recently by their first US shows with a brief East Coast tour in August, further live actions from HALSHUG are impending, including a record release show on October 7th and more.
“It’s made of monster riffs, thundering percussion, body-moving bass, and skin-stripping vocal fury. There’s a sense of physical power and bodily impact in the way the music hits the ears. It’s supercharged with energy – and yes, it is indeed a violent kind of energy, with an almost anthemic aura.” – No Clean Singing
“Roaring out of Denmark like a T-Rex with a hardcore obsession, the raw, barbarous noise of HALSHUG is perfect for anyone who loves putting their fists through walls. Like a more extreme Kvelertak.” – Team Rock, Metal Hammer