Icelandic Black Metal titans Sinmara return with their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Hvísl Stjarnanna’, released on CD, LP and digital through the veritable German imprint Ván Records on 08.03.19. Pre-order of album and new merch available on 12.02.19 through Ván Records.
SINMARA – Hvísl Stjarnanna
2. Mephitic Haze
3. The Arteries of Withered Earth
4. Crimson Stars
5. Úr Kaleik Martraða
6. Hvísl Stjarnanna
Sinmara will follow ‘Hvísl Stjarnanna’ with various tour packages and festival appearances, including countries and continents rarely played and some for the first time ever.
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A monument to the group’s namesake dark sorceress goddess, keeper of the baneful sword Lævateinn, ‘Hvísl Stjarnanna’ is bound together thematically by myths relating to sirens, ghosts and malevolent spirits beckoning from beyond. To heed the whisper of the stars is to be transfixed by a dreamlike connection and melancholic yearning for the realm beyond the stars, to be guided by the mediators between the world of the living and the nightside of the dead.
Musically the album sees the band further progress the style previously touched upon on their latest MLP ‘Within the Weaves of Infinity’ which saw the band infuse their chaotic and forceful Black Metal with a melodic richness which harkens back to traditional forebearers of the Scandinavian style. On ‘Hvísl Stjarnanna’ Sinmara reveals a mournful and nostalgic atmosphere and soundscapes steeped in more grandeur than they’ve crafted to date, but yet showcasing serpentine harmonies permeated by the same malefic venom as has come to be expected of the band.
Produced by Stephen Lockhart at Studio Emissary, Reykjavík, Iceland
Cover photography by Nona Limmen
Cover model: Svala Johannsdottir
Promo photography by Void Revelations
Layout by Heresie Graphics
CREDITS: VAN Records