Norwegian sludge/post-hardcore trio KITE stream their brand new full-length album, »Currents«, released last Friday, October 8th, 2021 via Majestic Mountain Records.
Norwegian three-piece features members of Sâver, Tombstones, Dunderbeist, Stonegard, Team Me and Jaqueline +++.
01. Idle Lights
06. Infernal Trails
09. Unveering Static
Recorded fall 2020 at Grisebingen Studio, Hamar and MIR, Oslo.
Produced and mixed by KITE and Fredrik Ryberg.
Mastered at Jeløy Sound, Moss, Norway.
Artwork by Arjen Kunnen.
Graphic works by Gøran Karlsvik.
Courtesy of Sheltered Life PR:
Recorded at an abandoned pig farm in Hamar, Norway by the band and producer Fredrik Ryberg (Andrew W.K.), »Currents« is the latest entry in a collection of rare, intermittent, yet wholly compelling releases by the Oslo-based sludge/post-hardcore trio, KITE.
Aiming to reboot the buzz built around last year’s Argonauta Records-approved album, »Irradiance«, the band is thrilled to be stepping out into the void once more, backed by the clout of a mighty new battalion.
“The team behind Majestic Mountain Records are solid idealists with a true passion for music,” explains vocalist/guitarist, Ronny Flissundet. “We’ve been truly impressed by the fantastic work they’ve done with the likes of Jointhugger and Draken. Having met them personally at numerous Roadburn Festivals down the years, they just feel like the perfect match for us.”
Photo by Gøran Karlsvik
Leading with new single, »Turbulence«, an eerie and manic song musically and lyrically, the disorientating video delivers a whole other level of nightmarish intrigue. Directed and shot by Gøran Karlsvik in an eastern Norwegian wood full of dark nature and vivid uncertainty, the song and video capture the gloomy and sonic disposition of a band that prides itself on the intensity of discord. Scarred and scored by throat-tearing vocals and skull crushing melodies.
Ronny Flissundet – Guitars, Vocals
Ole Christian Helstad – Bass, Vocals
Bjarne Alexander Ryen Berg – Drums, Percussion
Moog synth on various tracks by Ole Ulvik Rokseth.
Random backing vocals by Gøran Karlsvik.