[Cover photo credit to Anne Catherine Swallow; l-r: Max Blok, Einar Vilberg, Job Bos, Norman Lonhard]
Job Bos (Satyricon) and Norman Lonhard (ex-Triptykon) have announced the formation of Dead Eyed Creek. They’ve also released an early teaser for their first single “Set Me Free.” Dead Eyed Creek’s music will build on a “shared love of ‘90s rock sounds and heavy music” and the band also “eschews the clean and overproduced sounds found in the current scene”.
Job Bos says of the songwriting ethos for the band:
I’ve been digging deep into myself, my past, my mistakes, my good and bad sides. The idea was to create something based on pure and real things, things that a lot of people have to face in life, and I hope people find a piece of themselves in our music and can hold on to it. Just like many bands have done for us. No metaphors or hiding, it’s all real and it’s all there.
In Fall of 2019, guitarist and band founder Job Bos (Satyricon, Dark Fortress, The Ruins of Beverast), approached longtime friend and drummer Norman Lonhard (ex-Triptykon) with the idea of creating music together. After having worked with different musicians, they found bass player Max Blok, who proved to be the right fit for the band. The final person to join the band was Icelandic singer Einar Vilberg.
Co-producer V. Santura adds:
I think that DEAD EYED CREEK is a motherfucking great band, seriously. As a close friend of the band, I already witnessed their first steps and also the sometimes depressing difficulties and problems on the road to complete this debut album. But I have to say that I am truly stoked about their music! May the future belong to them.