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Jointhugger announce second release of the year with »Surrounded By Vultures«; stream the first single »Midnight«

Norwgian stoner/doom metal trio Jointhugger announce second release of the year with »Surrounded By Vultures«, which will drop on October 31st, 2021 via Majestic Mountain Records.

Jointhugger are also streaming the first single »Midnight« from their upcoming album »Surrounded By Vultures« on Bandcamp.

The band comments: “»Midnight« the first single off our upcoming album »Surrounded By Vultures« is now up and streaming all over the place and we’re totally floored by all your kind feedback.

Shit! To be honest, we’re actually kind of speechless here. We have the most incredible heavy underground community on earth, and that’s really all there is to it. Thank you so much, everyone!
This is just the beginning of what we’ve got coming for you, thanks for hanging with us and lending your ears to our noise. Keep playing it loud!

With thanks as always to Marco and Svempa at Majestic Mountain Records and all our fans who inspire us endlessly with their enthusiasm and interest in our noise.”

Recorded live at Stone Bone Cross Studios in Norway in January 2021.
Produced by Nico Munkvold and Hrafn Helgason.
Mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio.
All music by Nico Munkvold.
Art direction, design & layout by Spectral Ecstasy.

Photo by Pål Bellis

Courtesy of Sheltered Life PR:

Formed in 2012 amidst the Norwegian fjords, Jointhugger are an explosive trio that recall the cosmic doom of rock colossi like Shrinebuilder, Sleep and YOB.

Having first come to the attention of Majestic Mountain Records following the release of their debut, »I Am No One« in 2020, an unhallowed union was quickly established to herald the arrival of not one, but two new records in 2021. The first, a sublime one-track EP – »Reaper Season« – was released to high praise earlier in the year, foreshadowing the arrival of their latest and most lethal entry into the annals of Nordic Doom; »Surrounded By Vultures«.

“»Surrounded By Vultures« is the second instalment in a trilogy of albums connected by correlating titles, united by their opening tracks,” explains Nico. “It’s a chronicle of Jointhugger’s journey as a band over the last ten years and our lives as people.”

Now counting drummer, Adam Suleiman (Saint Karloff), among its ranks, the band recorded the album live before handing over mixing and mastering duties to Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio. Featuring a curated selection of old and new tracks that offer a candid glimpse into the inner world of Jointhugger, »Midnight«; the first sprawling and cinematic single from the record reflects deeply on the chaos of existence and creation. Drawing a crushing heaviness and doom rock assault that lays waste to the turbulence of dominion.

Pre-order »Surrounded By Vultures«, the brand-new album by Jointhugger with Majestic Mountain Records here, ahead of its official release on Sunday 31st October 2021.

Jointhugger is:
Nico Munkvold – Guitars, Vocals
Tore Pedersen – Bass
Adam Suleiman – Drums

FFO: Domkraft, Electric Wizard, Saint Karloff

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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