Norweigian black metal act Mork is streaming the new single “Eremittens Dal.” The song is the title track of the band’s latest effort, which dropped as a digital release back on September 29th via Peaceville Records. The physical product was issued back on October 13th.
The song features a guest appearance from Dimmu Borgir frontman Silenoz. Check out the song in the player at the bottom.
Mork was created by Thomas Eriksen in 2004 and was primarily a side-project for Eriksen from inception until the debut album release in 2013. Since then, the band has rightly earned its accolade as one of the top Norwegian black metal acts of recent years, receiving strong endorsements from peers.
“Eremittens Dal” stands as a tribute to the spirit of old-school Norwegian black metal. The album is primarily inspired by the works of Darkthrone and Burzum, complete with raw production and ice-cold riffs, but with its own dynamic and atmospheric twist; stepping effortlessly between the ferocious and the melancholy, covering themes of hate, death, seclusion and misanthropy, both lyrically and in the way that a one-man-band makes music in solitude, perfectly fitting of the title, translated as “Valley of the hermit.”
The suitably grim pencil cover art (shown in the background of the player below) comes courtesy of Jannicke Wiese-Hansen, who famously made artwork for early Burzum and Satyricon releases.
The track listing is:
1. Hedningens spisse brodder
2. Holdere av fortet
3. Forsteinet i hat
4. Eremittens Dal
5. I hornenes bilde
7. Et rike i nord
8. I enden av tauet
9. Mørkets alter
Check out “Eremittens Dal” here: