Today, Danish black metal band ORM releases its third album, Intet • Altet, through Indisciplinarian, the record now streaming on all digital providers.
Intet • Altet (The Nothing • The All) is a double album once again expanding on ORM’s epic and visionary black metal, a narrative of four life phases, which unfolds over four grandiose compositions with a total running time of ninety-two minutes. Intet • Altet tackles the four stages of life, inspired by the band’s own progression – personally and musically. Each of the four compositions centers around a distinct life stage: the fiery youth, the burdened adult, the ascetic hermit, and finally the ascension into the next realm. The lyrics are inspired by the psalms and legends that mark the passage between the life stages, and ultimately the inevitable passage from life to death.
Intet • Altet was recorded and produced by ORM’s Simon Sonne Andersen, mastered by Frederik Brandt Jacobsen, and carries artwork by Raoul Mazzero (View From The Coffin) with photography by Naya Buch and Adriana Zak. Also appearing on the album is trumpet player Mads Peter Steenstrop and violinist Nils Gröndahl (Kellermensch, Under Byen).
The band states on the album, “Today, we release Intet • Altet, and we are extremely proud to finally share our work with you in its entirety. We have invested ourselves personally in Intet • Altet to an extraordinary degree. We have laughed, cried, and fought, and we have worked tirelessly long into the night. We have strived to express our vision in the midst of all the chaos around us, and the chaos has merged and melted into us, and through us into the music. We sincerely hope that you will listen to our work with patience, concentration, and an open heart, and together with us despair, wonder and celebrate the nature of life.”
Intet • Altet is today released as a digipak 2xCD, cassette in a Maltese cross card case, and on all digital formats. The 2xLP vinyl editions – 300 on Black vinyl with White sleeve and 300 on White vinyl with a Black sleeve – will arrive in early 2023 due to delays in worldwide vinyl productions.
Immerse yourself in ORM’s epic Intet • Altet in its entirety at Bandcamp HERE and all other digital platforms HERE, and find physical ordering options at Indisciplinarian’s webshop HERE
Watch the prior visualizer excerpts of all four of the album’s tracks at the Indisciplinarian YouTube page HERE.
Along with the album’s release, ORM commences its fourteen-date Danish/Norwegian tour tonight at Vega in Copenhagen, while the tour is concluded with two Norwegian November shows in Bergen and Oslo. Support on the Danish shows will be delivered by alternative prog metal-trio Offernat. Tickets for the tour including Copenhagen are available HERE.
ORM Tour Dates:
9/30/2022 Lille Vega – København, DK
10/01/2022 Mejeriet – Sønderborg, DK
10/07/2022 Studenterhuset – Aalborg, DK
10/08/2022 Kansas City – Odense, DK
10/14/2022 Musikhuzet – Rønne, DK
10/15/2022 Godset – Kolding, DK
10/21/2022 Radar – Aarhus, DK
10/22/2022 Tobakken – Esbjerg, DK
10/28/2022 Bygningen – Vejle, DK
10/29/2022 Elværket – Helsingør, DK
11/04/2022 Gimle – Roskilde, DK
11/05/2022 Templet – Lyngby, DK
11/11/2022 Skur14 – Bergen, NO
11/12/2022 Vaterland – Oslo, NO
ORM was formed in 2015 and released its eponymous debut album in 2017 setting the stage for the band’s epic melodic, black metal. Their 2019-released second album Ir saw the band transcend the confines of contemporary black metal with an LP consisting of two long tracks of progressive extreme music. ORM always seeks to expand their artistic universe and to explore the boundaries of extreme metal and push beyond them. One of the band’s unique hallmarks is the epic format with long compositions and simultaneously personal and metaphysical narratives on human existence.
Extremely well received by the press and audience alike, Ir and the subsequent 2020-released Mit Blod EP garnered attention both within and outside the extreme metal community, leading to raving reviews, a nomination to the prestigious Steppeulven Danish critic’s award and well attended shows in Scandinavia. Most recently, ORM concluded this year’s Copenhell Festival in their homeland Denmark, playing both Ir material as well as a track from Intet • Altet to five-thousand exalted festival guests.