OFFERNAT: Crushing Second Album From Danish Doomed Black Metal Duo, Where Nothing Grows, Out Today On Indisciplinarian And Streaming Everywhere

photos by Theis Wilmer Poulsen

Danish doom-infused black metal duo OFFERNAT today releases their epic second album, Where Nothing Grows, through their allies at Indisciplinarian.

On Where Nothing Grows, the follow-up to their 2022 debut album, All Colours Retract, OFFERNAT has taken some major leaps in terms of sound and songwriting. While maintaining the focus on longform songs, the band draws on a variety of inspiration from doom, sludge, and black metal, which all intersect and cut deeper into the core of the music. As a result, Where Nothing Grows showcases a more focused attitude towards songwriting and invites the listener on an unpredictable voyage through chaotic transitions, punishing aggression, and yet unheard emotional depths.

As two human beings living in an ever-changing society, dealing with difficult emotions is a part of life for OFFERNAT. Through experiencing complete alienation from a world dominated by rich, white men, the subject of being human is often accompanied by feelings of anger, melancholy, and desperation. In seeking an honest expression of themselves, these feelings are navigated to convey them into music. Therefore, Where Nothing Grows has a newfound personal honesty to it, portraying not only growth as songwriters and musicians, but also as people.

Through the exploration of these personal aspects, it is the band’s hope that the listener will be immersed in the experience and gain something from it too. In the act of sharing difficult emotions together, both artist and listener can establish bonds of understanding and acceptance. As fans and listeners of music themselves, the members of OFFERNAT are aware of this reciprocal relationship between sender and receiver. Where Nothing Grows is their contribution to help build an emotional safe space and a community that is truly inclusive for all who love the more extreme parts of the metal genre.

Where Nothing Grows was recorded by Simon Sonne Andersen at Full Moon Studio in September 2023 and mixed in the subsequent months by Andersen and OFFERNAT, while mastering was handled by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Vastum, Necrot). The album artwork was created by Stefan Thanneur, the album completed with additional art by Rotting Reign, logo by Azeta, photography by Theis Wilmer Poulsen, and design by Nikolaj Borg. Fans of The Ruins Of Beverast, Forgotten Tomb, Wolves In The Throne Room, Krieg, and Bolzer should not miss out on OFFERNAT.

OFFERNAT’s Where Nothing Grows is available as a gatefold 2xLP pressed on clear vinyl limited to 300 copies HERE, and the album is streaming on all platforms linked HERE.

Tonight, OFFERNAT will play a free show at Lygtens Kro in Copenhagen. The band will also perform at Vega in Copenhagen on May 16th at this year’s A Colossal Weekend festival, with such bands as Wolves In The Throne Room, Afsky, Kairon; Irse!, and Gaerea. More shows will be announced shortly.

3/29/2024 Lygtens Kro – Copenhagen, DK
5/16/2024 A Colossal Weekend @ Vega – Copenhagen, DK