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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - Beyond the Mountains

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 13, 2022 Under: Norilsk
The new Norilsk EP "Beyond the Mountains" is now available to stream and download on Bandcamp, and as always, it is set as "name-your-price", so you can choose to donate as little or as much as you want, or even nothing at all! The album is also streaming on most major platforms (Spotify, iTunes, etc)



Besides that, in celebration of this release, all previous Norilsk albums and merch are 30% off until the end of May! Simply use the code NORILSK_DOOM upon checkout

Released on the tipping point at the end of the world, Beyond the Mountains is a death-doom offering that speaks to the fragile overlap between the nostalgic old world and a dark new chapter in history. It is released in 2022 both as a tribute to the doom-death scene and an omen of things to come.

In 2019, Netherlands melodic doom-death godfathers Officium Triste were celebrating their 25th anniversary. The band invited a number of artists around the world to participate in a tribute album, where Norilsk contributed with opening track ‘Intro Officium Triste (Pt II) / Mountains of Depressiveness.’ With its desolate coldness and relative austerity, the cover song and its lyrics represent the stripped-down essence of the genre, which remains as relevant 25 years later.

‘Beyond the Horizon’ was composed in the spirit of the 90’s classic doom-death bands, and recorded during the same session. The song is about the Inuit High Arctic Relocations in Canada, a mid-20th Century tragic event that occurred when Canadian authorities forced a number of northern communities to relocate in the High Arctic, a ‘place of darkness,’ and deliberately slaughtered their sled dogs. This displacement had deep impact on the Inuit traditional way of living, and still has ongoing consequences in northern communities today.

Acknowledging the extremely dark context of 2022, including the mountains of mental illness brought by the pandemic and the forced displacement brought by the war, Canadian doom-death band Norilsk is releasing this digital EP as a symbol of support, and hope for better things to come.

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