Netherbird sprung into existence October 30th 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden when Nephente, Bizmark and Grim decided to start collaborating. The core of their sound can be compared to the classic bands from the mid-90s, such as Unanimated, Naglfar, and Dissection, with their personal influences amalgamated into the mix. Since 2004 they have released a series of well-received albums featuring a rotating lineup of renowned musicians (members of At the Gates, Katatonia, Lord Belial, Dissection, among others).
A broad retrospective of all rarities, covers and non-album tracks throughout Netherbird history, Hymns from Realms Yonder is a must-have for every collector. Tunes that were once available as digital releases only have now been gathered into one CD summarizing the band’s creative journey through the first decade of its existence. Written and recorded during different session and lineups, these songs present a staggering sonic rollercoaster when it comes to their sound, tone and atmosphere, at the same time remaining recognizable and keeping all the distinctive elements that made Netherbird who they are today.
Original tunes (single b-sides as well as limited EP’s material) are neighboured by several cover versions of renowned classics of metal and obscure alternative, including Annihilator, Paradise Lost, and Sentenced. Vika Yermolyeva’s masterpiece piano rendition of Pillars of the Sky is definitely a rare gem to crown the album. The release is scheduled for the 7th of April, 2017, via Black Lodge Records.
1. Brazen Splendor
2. Scuptors and Specres
3. Myosotis Scorpioides
4. Abysmal Allure
5. Swedish Sadness (Sorrow’s My Vessel)
6. Born Defiant
7. Shadows and Snow
8. Twilight Gushes Forth….
10. Ode to the False (esse non Videri)
11. As I Die
13. Alison Hell
14. Firmanent Vacation
15. Conquest, Love & Self Perseverance. The Gospel Of Aptitude
16. Pillars (Reprise)