Stockholm/Umeå, Sweden based dark sludge/post-hardcore band Maridia presents their debut album, »Mouth Of Ruin«, which was just released on May 19th, 2023.
01. Guts Of Mammon
02. This Ember
03. Through Thorn And Bone
04. Remplir Partout
05. Grinding Pieces To Fit
06. Drift / Drowse
08. …And Rot And Flowers.
Maridia as a project started in the midst of the pandemic of 2020, but it’s seeds were sown several years earlier between Chris (guitar) and his sibling Alex (vocals). They both grew up with a common interest in heavy music and have both played in several bands and projects over the years, but never made anything out of it together. During the summer of 2020, Jonatan was recruited on bass and Patrik on drums. They completed their lineup in February 2022 when Adrian became their second guitarist.
In late November 2022 the band managed to get together for a intensive but very creative session to record their debut. With the help from sound engineer William Blackmon (Gadget, This Gift Is A Curse) at The Overlook Studio in Gävle, Sweden. During this period they recorded their debut album »Mouth Of Ruin«, set to release May 19, 2023.
The band defines their music as post-hardcore, with hardcore as their foundation, but draws on their diverse preferences and experiences. Band members have previously played a wide range of genres, from post-rock and black metal to crust/d-beat and deathcore. The band aims to avoid limiting themselves to locked genres and instead hopes to create something unique and fresh by blending their scattered influences in a very crowded metal scene.
The band name is taken from a dark and unforgiving underwater location in the old platform game called Super Metroid (1994).