Norwegian extreme metal formation Gaahls Wyrd, fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl, are premiering the new song “From the Spear” via Loudwire. In conjunction with the release, Loudwire also conducted an in-depth interview with Gaahl about his artwork, how isolation helps his creativity, his past controversies, and more. The song is taken from the new record, ”GastiR – Ghosts Invited” which is set for worldwide release on May 31st.
The band states this about the new song:
“By choosing “From the Spear” as the second single we wanted to showcase the diversity of the album. It’s more uptempo than «Ghosts Invited» and has this grandiose ending. Riff-wise it has more of a classic metal feel to it. We think it adds another layer to our musical scope. “
The artwork for the full album will be different.
1. Ek Erilar (05:34)
2. From The Spear (04:37)
3. Ghosts Invited (04:23)
4. Carving The Voices (07:26)
5. Veiztu Hve (06:41)
6. The Speech And The Self (05:02)
7. Through And Past And Past (02:59)
8. Within The Voice Of Existence (05:25)
Gaahls Wyrd with Tribulation, Uada and Idle Hands tour dates:
21 Feb 19 Hamburg (DE) Kronensaal
22 Feb 19 Essen (DE) Turock
23 Feb 19 Ieper (BE) Concertzaal JOC Ieper
24 Feb 19 Utrecht (NL) Helling
25 Feb 19 London (UK) o2 Islington Academy
26 Feb 19 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
28 Feb 19 Munich (DE) Backstage
01 Mar 19 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
02 Mar 19 Vienna (AT) Viper Room
03 Mar 19 Prague (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
05 Mar 19 Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
06 Mar 19 Warschau (PL) Proxima
07 Mar 19 Berlin (DE) BiNuu
08 Mar 19 Dresden (DE) Reithalle
09 Mar 19 Weinheim (DE) Cafe Central
10 Mar 19 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
20 Apr 19 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival
17 May 19 Hyvinkaa (FI) Steelfest
25 Jul 19 Tolmin (SL) Metaldays Tolmin
15 Aug 19 St Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival (Exact date tba)
Gaahls Wyrd, fronted by legendary black metal vocalist, frontman, artist and composer Gaahl, will release their highly anticipated debut album ”GastiR – Ghosts invited”, via Season of Mist Records on May 31st.
Gaahl is known as one of Norway’s most talked about and respected extreme metal musicians. His work with Trelldom, Gorgoroth, Waldruna and God Seed has been widely regarded as some of the best the black metal scene has had to offer.
Under the moniker Gaahls Wyrd, the vocalist assembled some of Norway’s finest metal musicians. The band consist of Ole Walaunet (The Batallion, God Seed, Grimfist), Frode Kilvik (Krakow, Aeternus) and Kevin Kvåle (Horizon Ablaze). This highly qualified bunch has recently toured a finely selected, career spanning repertoire from Gaahl’s time in Trelldom, Gorgoroth and God Seed to great acclaim.
Having recorded their first full length in Solslottet Studios in Norway with Iver Sandøy (Enslaved) last year, the musicians are now ready to bestow their own unique take on extreme metal upon the masses.
Those who are expecting a blasting black metal offering are in for something unexpected. Even though ”GastiR – Ghosts invited” is firmly rooted in extreme metal, Gaahl’s vocal delivery on this record is something out of the ordinary and the first class riffing in combination with the excellent musicianship is bound to take you places you’ve never been before.
Gaahl (Kristian Espedal) – vocals
Lust Killman (Ole Walaunet) – guitars
Eld (Frode Kilvik) – Bass
Spektre (Kevin Kvåle) – Drums
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Check out the premiere for the song “From The Spear” here, enjoy it: