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Norwegian stonercore act Håndgemeng shares fierce new single »The Astronomer«; debut album »Ultraritual« out on March 10th via Ripple Music!

Norwegian hardcore sludge band Håndgemeng has released a visualizer video for fierce new single »The Astronomer« taken from their upcoming debut album, »Ultraritual«, due out on March 10th via Ripple Music.

01. The Astronomer
02. Cro-Magnon Vs Neanderthal
03. Visions In Fire
04. Temple Of Toke
05. Ultraritual
06. Tales From The Thundra
07. Occulation Of Mars

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

Norwegian stonercore geniuses Håndgemeng unleash a rip-roaring first single taken from their debut album »Ultraritual«, to be released on March 10th through Ripple Music. Get at full force by the insane grooves of »The Astronomer« now!

“If you’re looking for a particularly spacey brand of hardcore, then you need more Håndgemeng in your life.” – Metal Injection

This is high-octane doom’n’roll straight from the Norwegian tundra. A little bit of classic rock inspired by the riff masters of the 70s brewed together with the band’s hardcore roots and the fuzzed-laden wizardry of modern stoner doom… Out of the cauldron rises Håndgemeng. Riff after riff, banger after banger, Håndgemeng will take you from the depths of hell to the farthest reaches of space in a blink of an eye. Fasten your seatbelts!

Embrace the stonercore fury of »The Astronomer«!

Håndgemeng was formed in Oslo in 2017 by brothers Martin and Filip Wennberg on vocals and bass, Charlie Ytterli on guitar and Ola Holseth on drums. They had played together in various hardcore and punk bands in the early days, but the puzzle pieces didn’t come together until Håndgemeng was formed and the riffs got slower, and the amps got louder. In 2019 they released their first EP »Motorcycle Death Cult« followed by the »Grim Riffer« EP. Playing shows constantly, they became a band to take notice of in the Oslo underground scene. After parting ways with bassist Filip, longtime friend Kim Grannes took over as groovemeister in the band.

Just when they started making their debut album, society collapsed, and the world went into a global lockdown. Coincidence? We think not… Still, from that darkness, the band wrote and recorded »Ultraritual«, eight songs that will take you on a forceful, hard-hitting and definitely spacey heavy rock journey over millions of years, that should enthuse fans of Mantar, Kvelertak or Domkraft.

»Ultraritual« will be issued in various colored vinyl formats, black vinyl, CD and digital on March 10th through Ripple Music.

New album »Ultraritual« out March 10th on Ripple Music:
US pre-orderEuropean pre-orderBandcamp

Album artwork by Luca Solo Macello.

Single artworks by Thomas Moe Ellefsrud aka hypnotist design.

Recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Jørgen Øiseth Berg.

Håndgemeng is:
Martin Wennberg aka Hellvis Presley – chants and rituals
Charlie Ytterli aka Abuse Springsteen – riffs and mischief
Kim Grannes aka Jeans Simmons – bass lines and coke lines
Ola Holseth aka Motörola – pots and pans

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

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