Trondheim, Norway based hard rock/heavy metal supergroup Spidergawd has just released their seventh full-length album »VII« on November 12th, 2023 via Crispin Glover Records.
Listen to »VII« on Spotify and other streaming platforms!
01. Sands Of Time
02. The Tower
04. Bored To Death
05. Your Heritage
07. Anchor Song
08. …And Nothing But The Truth
Courtesy of Crispin Glover Records:
Spidergawd’s new album »VII« out November 12, 2023 via Crispin Glover Records. The seventh album from the Trondheim quintet around Per Borten. A modern classic!
A band that has earned itself a permanent place on the rock shelf and has developed its own sound to perfection over the years.
And since Per Borten is not only singer, guitarist, producer and frontman in personal union, but also has something to say, we’ll just let him talk about his music himself:
“Although the new songs might be catchier and poppier than ever, the sound of the new album is easily traceable back to Spidergawd »IV« and »V«. Album no »VI« was an inspiring and interesting trip into how “direct” and tidy their sound could be. In the schooling of bands like Thin Lizzy and 80’s pop-heavy.
The new album is significantly muddier, messier and bigger. Everything that takes the listener closer to what’s going down on stage in a live Spidergawd performance. Tracks like »Sands Of Time«, »The Tower«, »Your Heritage« or »Dinosaur« should prove that the band is on fire like ever before.
Like all the albums before this one, this new one is the band’s favourite album so far.”
Photos by Geir Mogen
Quick guide through the tracks:
»Sands Of Time« is a heartfelt excuse from Per to Brynjar trying to say he is sorry for badmouthing one of Brynjars all time favorite bands.
»The Tower« is a political song, about Per’s concerns around how the new strong right wing winds have a degenerating effect on art.
»Dinosaur« is dedicated to the loving memory of one of Per’s best friends, who was a motorcycle enthusiast. His favorite bike was a TRX.
»Bored To Death« is a song for a young local club-owner who is on the verge of working herself to death trying to make our hometown a more interesting place to live.
»Your Heritage« the already promoted single. A song about acceptance. About finding your way back home to your true self. Not necessarily your preferred self.
»Afterburner« is also a political song. Per was born into a politically engaged family. This does not mean he is of the same political conviction as all of his relatives.
»Anchor Song« is almost a preordered song by one of Per’s close friends who strongly felt the new album should contain a better version of a song like S.IV’s Stranglehold.
»…And Nothing But The Truth (Don’t Shoot The Messenger)« is typical signature close-up song for Spidergawd. Lengthy and full of progressive elements.
25.01.2024 NL Amsterdam – Paradiso
26.01.2024 BE Antwerpen – Kavka
27.01.2024 NL Deventer – Burgerweeshuis
28.01.2024 DE Köln – Gebäude 9
29.01.2024 DE Bielefeld – Forum
30.01.2024 DE Essen – Turock
31.01.2024 DE Hamburg – Fabrik
01.02.2024 DK Copenhagen – Hotel Cecil
02.02.2024 SE Gothenburg – Valand
03.02.2024 SE Stockholm – Debaser Strand
07.03.2024 DE Berlin – Lido
08.03.2024 PL Poznań – 2Progi
09.03.2024 DE Leipzig – UT Connewitz
10.03.2024 DE München – Backstage Halle
12.03.2024 AT Dornbirn – Conrad-Sohm
13.03.2024 CH Zürich – Dynamo
14.03.2024 DE Nürnberg – Hirsch
15.03.2024 DE Karlsruhe – Substage
16.03.2024 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
Per Borten (Cadillac, The Moving Oos) – Guitar and Vocals
Rolf Martin Snustad (Hopalong Knut) – Saxophones
Kenneth Kapstad (Motorpsycho, Monolithic, God Seed & Gåte) – Drums
Hallvard Gaardløs (Draken, WIZRD) – Bass
Brynjar Takle Ohr (El Cuero) – Guitar