Sweden’s metal/post-rock newcomers and Agonia Records recent signees Antarktis revealed details of the upcoming debut album “Ildlaante.” Set to be released on October 6th, the record features six tracks with a playing time of 52 minutes. Watch a video for the first single, “Svalbard” in the player below.
Antarktis was co-founded by guitarists Björn Pettersson (In Mourning) and Tobias Netzell (In Mourning, ex-October Tide). Initially a few songs were written, yet laid on ice before they ever saw the light of day. As years passsed, the idea of Antarktis was picked up once again, and what first started out as an after work side project, ventured off into a territory uncharted by the duo’s mother band, In Mourning. Thanks to vocalist and bassist Daniel Jansson (Ikhon) and drummer Jonas Martinsson (Me The Tiger, Necrosavant), the line-up got completed in 2013, giving Antarktis new life and a personality of its own.
The band comented on the debut album: “We are all extremely proud of this album and we’re excited to finally be getting it out. We’ve really grown together a lot as a band since we formed, into something where we all can contribute and write together very unconditionally. The entire album and the process behind it is very much a group effort which we think makes it stand apart from what we do with our respective other bands and projects. Our hats off to Karl Daniel Lidén for a meaty mix/master and to Emy Rojas for the beautiful art.”
“Ildlaante” was recorded between September 2016 and February 2017 in three different studios in Sweden. Drums were tracked with Alexander Backlund and Sebastian Svalland at Nailvillage Studio. Guitars, bass, vocals and keyboards at Studio Libra, while additional vocals at Ikhon HQ. The record was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, The Old Wind). Artwork was created by Emy Rojas of Arrache-toi Un Oeil (Converge, Sunn O))) and Clutch).
The track list and cover art can be found here:
3. Notes From Underground
5. Cape Meteor, Pt 1
6. Cape Meteor, Pt 2
Check out “Svalbard” here: