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Swedish doom/death metal band October Tide released their seventh studio album »The Cancer Pledge« via Agonia Records!

Stockholm, Sweden based melodic doom/death metal band October Tide celebrates the release of their seventh studio album »The Cancer Pledge« with an animated video for the title track. »The Cancer Pledge« was just released this past Friday, on October 6th, 2023 via Agonia Records.

The band comments: “Friday, October 6th marks the release date of our seventh studio album »The Cancer Pledge« and the beginning of the first leg of our European tour. In celebration of the above, we are unveiling an animated video for the album’s title song. Enjoy!”

01. Peaceful, Quiet, Safe
02. Tapestry Of Our End
03. Unprecedented Aggression
04. Blodfattig
05. The Cancer Pledge
06. I Know Why I’m Cold
07. Season Of Arson
08. Breathe The Water

Courtesy of Agonia Records:

Sweden’s masters of melodic, doomish death metal, October Tide, will release their seventh studio album, »The Cancer Pledge«, on October 6th via Agonia. The album will coincide with a headlining tour of Europe.

“It’s a direct continuation of the previous album,” states guitarist Fredrik Norrman (ex-Katatonia, ex-Trees Of Eternity, Thenighttimeproject). “Less doom and more death metal, yet melodic and with more layers. I’ve searched for inspiration in records I listened to in the 80’s and 90’s when I grew up. But it still sounds like October Tide.”

Photo by Daniel Jansson

The sound of October Tide, aside from being doom intertwined melodeath, is fronted by emotionally compelling guitarwork, known to subside into melancholic and introspective tones. Even though the band has shapeshifted over the years – starting off as a duo of Katatonia fame musicians, Fredrik Norrman and Jonas Renske, back in 1994 – it has retained and evolved its trademark formula. The present-day line-up, intact since 2016, features said guitarist & founder Fredrik Norrman, second guitarist & Fredrik’s brother Mattias Norrman (ex-Katatonia), vocalist Alexander Högbom (ex-Demonical), bassist Johan Jönsegård (Letters From The Colony) and drummer Jonas Sköld (Letters From The Colony, Thenighttimeproject).

»The Cancer Pledge« was recorded and produced in 2023 by October Tide and Karl Daniel Lidén (Bloodbath, Katatonia). The latter mixed and master the album. The cover artwork was designed by Albin Högbom. A video for the title track directed by Bloudengaztia Wolfgang at Dronicon Films.

Order »The Cancer Pledge« here:

October Tide is:
Alexander Högbom – Vocals
Fredrik Norrman – Guitar
Mattias Norrman – Guitar
Johan Jönsegård – Bass
Jonas Sköld – Drums

Tour dates:
06.10 DE Berlin – ORWO Haus
07.10 DE Bitterfeld – Festung
08.10 BE Antwerp – Kavka
09.10 FR Paris – Le Klub
10.10 DE Essen – Don’t Panic
11.10 DE Hamburg – Logo
12.10 DE Osnabrück – Bastard Club
13.10 CZ Suchdol nad Lužnicí – House of Culture
14.10 PL Jarocin – Black Waves Festival

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

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