German black metallers Thyrgrim, before this time known as Kältetot from 2004 to 2005, are arranging to enter the studio this June to record the successor to last year’s ‘Erwachen’. They have reserved the studio for the period of two weeks to record their fifth album, which until date remains untitled.
Under the designation of Kältetot, they have released a demo on September 19th, 2005, a DVD entitled ‘Live in Duisburg’ in 2006, following with the full-lengths now beneath the signature of Thyrgrim, ‘Winterhall’ on June 6th, 2006, ‘Niedergang’ on January 25th, 2008, ‘Monument’ on April 1st, 2011, and finally the aforementioned ‘Erwachen’ on February 7th, 2014. ‘Erwachen’ last with an almost entire fresh line-up rearrangement. Unfortunately, ‘Erwachen’ was restricted to 1,000 worldwide copies via Talheim Records, which betokens that they might be endorsed by a rather small record label.
- Erwachen – Intro
- Die Erlösung
- Kniet Nieder
- Des Menschen Feind
- Mørket av Frykt
- Erwachen – Outro
Most recently, they released a video for the song ‘Die Erlösung’ in conjunction with German online magazine, Undergrounded Metal Webzine which can be seen below, as well as a raw track taken from their upcoming new studio record entitled ‘Sterbend’ via SoundCloud.
The release of their upcoming album is scheduled for Autumn Equinox 2015, newly through Talheim Records, and boldly it will not be limited to a mere 1,000 copies, as the act merits some notoriety judging by their melodic black metal thread consolidated with raw elements of post-black metal and a fairly melancholic overtone, resounding to earlier Norwegian Emperor and Swedish Dissection on assorted instants, nonetheless, one cannot judge an entire album simply by listening to one particular song.
Thyrgrim did leave me inquisitive valuing their sonority and overall bestowal, a throwback to the earlier 1990’s in which the uproar was rather raw for black metal acts and was pure. I will be sure to make follow-ups to their activities and keep them highlighted on our pages.