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PRE-ORDERS: Hekseblad - Kaer Morhen

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Thursday, March 7, 2024 Under: Hekseblad
We are now taking pre-orders for the debut Hekseblad album Kaer Morhen, in both CD and LP formats!

The CD edition is presented in a 4 panel digipack from Hypnotic Dirge, and as per the band's request, they will also be selling a Jewel Case edition of the CD.
CD / Digital release date is scheduled for April 19.

Order CD (Canada/US) | Order CD (Rest of World)

The LP edition is presented in a sleeve, with an accompanying 60cm x30cm foldout poster. The LP is an edition of 200 copies, divided into two variants of 100 copies each - the "Lilac and Sorcery" variant and the "Yrden Trap" variant. LP's are scheduled to ship out at the start of July, but may be shipped earlier depending on the pressing process! If we are able to ship out LP's earlier, we will do so and keep you all informed as things move along!

Order LP (Canada/US) | Order LP (Rest of World)

Album notes:
In the waning months of the cursed year 2020, as the seasons changed to the cold, dark months of winter two long time friends joined forces to create Hekseblad, a Melodic Black metal band who would soon take the underground by storm. Bruxa, a vocalist and songwriter from Michigan handles the lore and storytelling of the duo's music (Witch's Amulet, Fanged Imp, Bruxa, Oaken Palace), while Frosk (Frog Mallet, Groaning Retch), a multi-instrumentalist and Studio owner from Massachusetts handles guitars, bass and the entire production process.

Fresh off a run of successful EP releases and a well received Split (w/ Vér and Nachtheir), American Black Metal band Hekseblad returns in 2024 with the release of their debut Full-Length “Kaer Morhen” 

Drawing lyrical inspiration from the works of  Andrezj Sapkowski's beloved Fantasy franchise “The Witcher” and musically recalling the days of true Black Metal glory (namely the likes of Emperor, Dissection, Gorgoroth and Obtained Enslavement), Hekseblad delivers a furious and magickal take on the sound of late 90’s Black Metal; balancing on the edge of melodic but malicious with their furious barrage of riffs and tying it together with flourishes of Symphonic sorcery conjuring a maelstrom of frozen ferocity.

Kaer Morhen CD Tracklist:
1. School of the Wolf (4:16)
2. A Grain of Truth (Nivellin’s Waltz) (3:54)
3. The White Flame (5:20)
4. The Taste of Ash (5:14)
5. Ithlinne’s Prophecy (2:09)
6. Kaer Morhen (5:09)
7. Master Crafted (4:56)
8. The Fall of the Northern Realms (6:43)
9. Sodden (4:40)
10. Vatt’ghern (6:30)

Kaer Morhen LP Tracklist

Side A
School of the Wolf (4:16)
A Grain of Truth (Nivellin’s Waltz) (3:54)
The White Flame (5:20)
The Taste of Ash (5:14)
Kaer Morhen (5:09)

Side B
Ithlinne’s Prophecy (2:09)
Master Crafted (4:56)
The Fall of the Northern Realms (6:43)
Sodden (4:40)
Vatt’ghern (6:30)

Record Details:
Shipping: July 2024
Release Type: LP
Playing Time: 48:53
Genre: Melodic Black Metal
Quantity: 200 Copies

Record Specs:
- LP Sleeve; with 60cm x 30cm fold out poster
First pressing limited to 200 copies, divided into 2 different variants
--- 100 in "Lilac and Sorcery" edition
--- 100 in "Yrden Trap" edition
- 140g vinyl at 33 rpm in black poly-lined inner sleeves
- packed in a plastic sleeve

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