Åskväder unveil the fourth and final single »Zealot« taken from their upcoming sophomore album »Fenix«
Swedish rockers Åskväder unveil the fourth and final single »Zealot« taken from their upcoming sophomore album, »Fenix«, which will be released on March 25th, 2022 via The Sign Records.
»Zealot« available today on all digital streaming platforms.
Mixed and recorded by Per Stålberg and Kalle Lilja at Welfare Sounds.
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg.
Artwork by Johan Leion.
Courtesy of All Noir PR:
Sweden’s Åskväder shares the fourth and final single from their upcoming sophomore album »Fenix«.
»Zealot« is a punchy and direct track with a driving drum beat and electrifying melodies. The single is a true outburst of garage rock energy, recorded live in studio.
Martin from the band comments on the single: “»Zealot« was a really tough one to record, definitely the song that took the most amount of takes to get right. The inspiration for writing the track came from listening to a podcast about the band Enforcer. To put it short, this track is Åskväder’s take on speed metal. The lyrics describe how life can change quickly for the little man depending on circumstances that are bigger than ourselves, and how we have to follow the rules of the system fanatically.”
01. Blurry Lines
02. When We Fall
03. Let You Down
04. Old Friend
06. Head Home
09. Preach For Me
11. Reap What You Sow
12. Run Out Of Time
Electrifying Swedish rockers Åskväder makes thunder and lightning through music. Well-balanced seasoning to the sound of the 90s Scandinavian rock scene mixed up with smoking hot riffs drenched in bluesy licks and catchy refrains. Adding thundering drum and bass groove with a topping consisting of elaborate vocal harmonies Åskväder is Swedish and can be translated into “Thunderstorm”. That says it all. No fuss, just straight Rock N Roll.
While capturing some of the influences from the legends of our time such as The Hellacopters and Turbonegro, Åskväder manages to stay in their own lane, creating their own style of rock for a new decade.
Photo by Caroline Furness
Hailing from the west coast of Sweden, Åskväder released their debut EP »Quick Fixes« in 2018. In 2020 the band joined forces with The Sign Records for the release of their debut, self-titled studio album. In 2022 Åskväder returned with their second full-length effort, »Fenix«. The new album takes the Åskväder sound heard on the debut album to a new level. Mixed by Kalle Lilja & Per Stålberg (Welfare Sounds), which truly put an intense vibe to the album.
Åskväder was formed in 2018 and consists today of Kammo Olayvar with his lightning speed bass grooves, August Waernelius on drumrolls, Albin Sörensson on lead vocals, and Martin Gut bending guitar strings and singing harmonies. Look out for the band’s sophomore album, »Fenix«, which will be released via The Sign Records in March 2022.
Albin Sörenson – Vocals
Martin Gut – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kammo Olayvar – Bass
August Waernelius – Drums
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