Norwegian stoner/doom metal trio Jointhugger unveil the second single »The Calm« taken from their upcoming album, »Surrounded By Vultures«, which will drop on October 31st, 2021 via Majestic Mountain Records.
The band also brought a special guest Øyvind Brattås who plays drums on this track.
Guitarist/vocalist Nico Munkvold comments: “»The Calm« is very simply a stoner hymn about discovering a new world where the herb takes us by the hand through thick and thin.
The song was written about cannabis being a companion, an ode the peace and comfort it brings to an addled mind.
More than anything though, it’s important to us that the listener makes and takes their own meaning from our music rather than us telling them what they should feel it’s all about and this is why most of our lyrics are written in metaphor and aren’t printed.”
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 and layout by Spectral Ecstasy.
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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«.
Photo by Pål Bellis
“»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.
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.
Nico Munkvold – Guitars, Vocals
Tore Pedersen – Bass
Adam Suleiman – Drums
FFO: Domkraft, Electric Wizard, Saint Karloff