Danish melodic heavy metal demolishers Black Swamp Water premieres the third song and official music video for the ”Endless War”, taken from the upcoming third record “Awakening”, which will be released on August 20th, via Mighty Music Records. “Endless War”.
Starting with some war drum section, coordinated and balanced – this intro promises that this song will be a hell of a ride of good, fast/crushing, furious heavy metal. And apparently it was – with some excellent melodic heavy metal riffs, accompanied by the great drum set, enchanting melodies and raw, but catchy vocals by Bjørn Bølling Nyholm and amazing production that gave the sharp, clear sound to it – creating this ultimate heavy metal experience – with the modern touch to it.
The band sure has that raw approach to their music, but as well the melodic side as the light side of their music. This song is clear example how they successfully manage this smooth melodic sounds in the heavy metal style, but still kept the modern vibe to it – making this song a modern melodic heavy metal crusher, a good one that the listeners will for sure enjoy. Their passion can be heard while they play their music, that is just an amazing thing to see and fell that someone is into their music completely. And this is virtue that made their music so specific, of course this song as well.
Lyrics are about dystopian times – with the horror background, presented in the video as well. And also the lyrics are about the fight in the end days, fighting back to survive – to be alive. To fight until you die. The guys presented this emotions in a outstanding way, showing the story in the right way – with their music and lyrics, heavy, tough and uncompromising – like their music and their did an fantastic job, doing it. The fans of the band will also enjoy the images from the video – that go along with the story and music, but the other viewers as well. Apocalyptical heavy metal will keep them occupied the entire time – with the smooth sounds of death in heavy metal style.
Experience the ride trough apocalypse and chaos in melodic/modern heavy metal manner.
New music genres are created for marketing purposes. When you define a style with a pompous name, you create an “audience” which a band can apply to when claiming that musical genre. However, the audience eventually realizes the gimmick and gets fed up with all the bands playing the same music with the lack of soul and lack of authenticity.
This is where Black Swamp Water from Denmark gets in. Their musical approach may be simple to read, but the old-school hard rock and heavy metal blend they make, with obvious references to bands such as Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity and Ozzy, grabs you by the balls and won’t let you go that easily.
This is particularly true in “Awakening”, the third Black Swamp Water album, which will be out in the summer via Mighty Music Records. With a gritty and clear production and mixing, courtesy of Tue Madsen and his Antfarm Studios (Moonspell, Artillery, Dark Tranquillity), the nine tracks range from Southern heavy rock to thrash heaviness within the blink of an eye without dropping a gram of musical personality. The two singles released so far, “Showdown” and “Better Days”, available on all streaming platforms, showcase all the wild range of “Awakening” and how much Black Swamp Water has grown as songwriters in the last three years.
The constant and supported growth from the Danes is certified with the more than two million streams of “Bitter Harvest” on Spotify. The lead song from their 2018 Christian Bonde Sørensen-produced album “Distant Thunder”, also released by Mighty Music Records, made the foreign markets note the band. Then again, they might have recognized the name of Kim Langkjær Jensen, former drummer from death metal bands Dawn of Demise, Illdisposed, and Koldborn.
But, more importantly, people recognized the talent, honest composition, and no-bullshit musical style of Black Swamp Water. All backed-up by working ethics that gave the band, since their debut “Chapter One” album back in 2016 (also produced by Tue Madsen), a solid reputation as a highly energetic live act with great reviews and airplays to follow (on National Danish Radio P6 and MyRock, among others).
On that note, the Danes have also paid their dues live in dozens of live appearances, including with the Danish heavy metal legends Pretty Maids, the Swedish stoners Deville and folk metal acts Bersærk and Svartsot – as well as sharing the stage with many different hard rock and metal acts, such as the mighty Baest and thrash metal hard-hitters Hatesphere @ Royal Metal Fest in Århus and Metal Denmark’s Business Day in Copenhagen.
“Awakening” will be released in digital, LP, and CD formats.
Bjørn Bølling Nyholm: vocals
Jan Geert: guitar
Thomas Roland: guitar
Jeppe Birch Friis: bass
Kim Langkjær Jensen: drums
Check out the premiere for the official music video for the ” Endless War ” , here: