Swedish doom metal veterans Count Raven announce their highly anticipated sixth full-length album, »The Sixth Storm«, set to release on October 29th, 2021 via I Hate Records.
Listen to the first track »The Giver And The Taker« below!
I Hate Records adds: “Finally, it is now possible to pre-order Count Raven’s highly anticipated latest album »The Sixth Storm« on CD and very limited cassette at our Bandcamp page.
The cassette is limited to 200 copies (100 with red and 100 with black shell).
We have made the album song, »The Giver And The Taker«, available for listening at the same Bandcamp location.”
01. Blood Pope
02. The Curse
03. The Nephilims
04. Heaven’s Door
05. The Ending
06. The Giver And The Taker
07. Baltic Storm
From I Hate Records:
Count Raven – »The Sixth Storm« CD/MC to be released October 29th!
Twelve years might seem like an unusually long time to hibernate. Then again, Sweden’s doom legends Count Raven is one of those rare few bands with absolutely nothing left to prove.
In their early beginnings, Count Raven released not one or two but three bonafide doom classics in as many years. Really, either of »Storm Warning« (1990), »Destruction Of The Void« (1992) or »High On Infinity« (1993) is as fine an example as you can find of that crushing, Sabbathian traditional doom – which at the time was spearheaded by the Swedes, alongside the bands of the Maryland doom scene.
Count Raven also solidified their status with one of the most spectacular comeback albums in doom, 2009’s »Mammons War«. With such a track record, it had better be worth it if the raven is to spread its wings and grace gray autumn skies again, right?
Despite some personnel changes around guitarist/singer Dan Fondelius, the new outing »The Sixth Storm« bears all the trademarks of a band that knows exactly what it is and where it comes from. Had Count Raven not been a band so typically not prone to cliches, “Well worth the wait” would have been an apt album title.
The vinyl version (double LP, gatefold) of »The Sixth Storm« is set for the earlier parts of 2022. By then I Hate will also re-release their album »Mammons War« on double LP and gatefold, as well. Vinyl release dates to be announced when possible.
Count Raven is:
Dan “Fodde” Fondelius – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Samuel Cornelsen – Bass
Jens Bock – Drums