Audrey Horne premiere new music video for the second single »Danse Macabre« taken from their upcoming album »Devil’s Bell«
Bergen, Norway based hard rock band Audrey Horne premiere new music video for the second single »Danse Macabre« taken from their seventh full-length album, »Devil’s Bell«, set to release on April 22nd, 2022 via Napalm Records.
01. Ashes To Ashes
03. Break Out
04. Return To Grave Valley
05. Danse Macabre
06. Devil’s Bell
07. All Is Lost
08. Toxic Twins
09. From Darkness
Courtesy of All Noir PR:
April 22, 2022 will see Bergen-based heavy rock outfit, Audrey Horne, release their much awaited new album, entitled »Devil’s Bell«. Four years after their critically acclaimed »Blackout« record, the band’s seventh studio album will drop on April 22, 2022 via Napalm Records!
As with every Audrey Horne album, there are no duds or misfires as the songs flow together seamlessly, making »Devil’s Bell« a delight to play from the first note straight to the end. Devil’s Bell offers nine fist-pumping songs that will shake concert venues worldwide. Frontman Toschie once again proves that he has one of the most charismatic and energetic voices in rock, and the kinetic guitar-work of Ice Dale (Enslaved) and Thomas Tofthagen (ex-Sahg) underlines an outstanding genre-warp of 70s and 80s rock via NWOBHM, keeping the music rocking and the listener locked in. The band is tight, the music is festive, and the songs stick upon first listen – that’s how a modern hard rock album should sound!
After the band just recently premiered the album title track, today we’ll get to hear a new song taken of the »Devil’s Bell«! »Danse Macabre« proves to be real rock anthem with big arena choruses, showcasing the Norwegian band in the top shape they are known and loved for.
Photo by Studio Haara
Frontman Toschie says about the new song: “May we have the next dance? We are happy to present the second single »Danse Macabre«, from our upcoming album and we hope you will enjoy it while you wait for the bell to ring.”
Frontman Toschie says: “We are truly excited to be back and to present the first song from our upcoming album: »Devil’s Bell«. The title track has the classic Audrey Horne sound with twin guitars, catchy melody lines and the strongest rhythm foundation since Fort Knox. The song »Devil’s Bell« is a song for the freaks of nature of this world, celebrating our differences! The video was directed by Francisco Munoz, who has made the recent Abbath videos amongst others. Sound the Devil’s bell!”
What started back in 2002 soon took the Norwegians and their expertly executed, riff-soaked fury all the way to the top of the rock scene.
Toschie adds: “20 years into our career, we are proud to say we have made probably our strongest album so far. It was made during a time of lockdown and isolation, so it became a very focused album, and an album on our own terms, even more than previously. It is 100% homegrown as we recorded it ourselves, Arve produced it and our long time ‘secret’ member Herbrand Larsen mixed it.”
Toschie mentions that, in general, the new album is heavier and darker than the band’s previous records: “This goes for both the music and the lyrics. The song structures are a bit more complex and this also leads to longer songs in general. We have included an instrumental song on the album that really focuses on the chemistry of the band and the dynamic of us playing together. We wanted the album to have the organic feeling from the 70s and 80s records we all grew up listening to but with a more modern sound to it. We wanted a good balance between more produced songs and some songs with a more live feel to them without too many layers and overdubs. We are really happy with the way the whole album turned out and we feel that we kept the essence of the Audrey Horne but with a few new flavors added. Hope you’ll have as much fun listening to it as we had making it!”
Pre-order »Devil’s Bell« HERE!
»Devil’s Bell« will be available in the following formats:
• 6 page Digisleeve
• 1 LP Gatefold Black Vinyl
• 1 LP Gatefold Curacao Vinyl + Slipmat
Audrey Horne is:
Torkjell “Toschie” Rød – Vocals
Arve Isdal – Guitar
Thomas Tofthagen – Guitar
Espen Lien – Bass
Kjetil Greve – Drums
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well