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Jointhugger stream their brand new single »Reaper Season«, out now via Majestic Mountain Records

Nordic doom giants Jointhugger stream their brand new single »Reaper Season«, which was just released on April 2nd, 2021 via Majestic Mountain Records.

Available now on 12″ vinyl, »Reaper Season« is the first of two releases coming out this year on Majestic Mountain Records.

Music by Nico Munkvold.
Recorded live at Stone Bone Cross Studios in Norway.
Produced by Nico Munkvold and Hrafn Helgason.
Mixed by Hrafn Helgason.
Mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio.
Art, design and layout by Spectral Ecstasy.

Courtesy of Sheltered Life PR:

»Reaper Season« by Jointhugger was released on 2nd April with pre-orders open from 19th February via Majestic Mountain Records:

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

Having first come to the attention of Majestic Mountain Records (Saint Karloff, Electric Hydra, Draken) 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 releases in 2021.

The first – entitled »Reaper Season« – is out this April as a single-track EP that finds the Nordic doomsmen drilling deep into the realms of ego-death, and the Angel of Darkness’s role in the slow decay of the modern world.

“The song is a commentary about the struggle of fitting into the machinations of a humanity that has lost its way,” explains the band.

“The world seems to be crumbling in front of our very eyes right now. Satan as our inner animal or ‘beast’ becomes a metaphor for the most natural part of us that’s unhindered by what’s taught by society, the patriarchy, and religion. Inner light, true freedom and self-reliance; these intrinsic human traits seem to have been vilified, kept in check by a system run by fear mongers, warlords and men in suits.”

Over eighteen minutes, like watchers of creation the trio reflect on the world through a heady doom rock assault that lays waste to the turbulence of dominion. »Reaper Season« is simply indispensable, and upon the wings of Jointhugger’s crushing heaviness descends a deeply evocative and menacing harbinger of things to come.

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

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