[Cover photo credit to Janica Lönn]
Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Melodic Death Metal band Brymir have announced their next full-length record which will be their Napalm Records debut, called Voices In The Sky, set for release on August 26, 2022. Formed in 2006, the five-piece outfit, featuring lead guitarist Joona Björkroth (Battle Beast), frontman, writer and producer Viktor Storm Gullichsen, drummer Patrik Fält (Feastem, ex-Afgrund), guitarist Sean Haslam and bassist Jarkko Niemi, released their first album in 2011, uniting Folk Metal influences with cinematic soundscapes and fast-paced Melodic Death impact. Their first single, the title track, along with an accompanying video, are out now.
Viktor Gullichsen comments on the album and first single:
“Even in the darkest times of despair, the songs and sounds we cherish can help us light our way through the night. For us, writing the album Voices In The Sky served this purpose during the past trying years. It let us imagine how it would feel to be back on the road, touring alongside our friends and our idols. As performing live is one of our driving forces, we eventually began to feel powerless without being able to do it.
This is especially apparent in the lyrics for the title track. It is a song about ambition forged in frustration and longing. About a desire for the validation an artist so often needs to fuel the endless pursuit of expression and accomplishment – especially the kind of validation we only can find in club full of roaring metalheads, reacting to our music. Even many other songs tell of travel, discovery and conquest. I wonder why…
Now that our newest creation is finally fully formed and ready to launch, we are beyond excited to head out on the most epic and ambitious chapter yet in BRYMIR’s 15 year history. See you on tour!”
The album was brought together by the band and producer mastermind and singer Viktor Storm Gullichsen at JKB Studios, with mastering helmed by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios.
Voices In The Sky will be available in the following formats:
1-CD Digisleeve (6 Panels)
1-LP Gatefold RED (TRANSPARENT)
1-CD Digisleeve + Shirt