Malmö, Sweden based doom metal band Malsten has unveiled the second single »Path Of The Nix« taken from their upcoming second album, »The Haunting Of Silvåkra Mill – Rites Of Passage«, set to release on March 15th, 2024 via Svart Records.
»Path Of The Nix« is available now on all major streaming platforms!
01. Path Of The Nix
04. Terra Inferna
06. Laurenti Berth
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Sweden’s horror doom mongers Malsten release a new epic single. »Path Of The Nix« retells a mystical encounter with the beings of the old world and the power and knowledge they hold. It’s as crushingly heavy as it is melancholic. With a guest appearance by Martin Aurell on keyed fiddle. Get ready for heavy doom and listen to »Path Of The Nix« here!
Formed in 2018 with the purpose of creating conceptually driven slow and heavy doom music, Malsten garnered high praise for their debut album, »The Haunting Of Silvåkra Mill«, released in 2020. Svart Records is proud to present the second chapter in that story, titled »The Haunting Of Silvåkra Mill – Rites Of Passage«.
Photo by Hedda Winroth
Blending elements from many dark corners within and beyond the genres of metal, Malsten’s music is innovative and thought-provoking – both musically and lyrically. With »The Haunting Of Silvåkra Mill – Rites Of Passage«, Malsten delivers a conceptual narration reminiscent of the dark theatrical sides of metal that would make King Diamond himself proud. The folk horror-themed story revolves around an unfortunate soul succumbing to an ancient evil residing in a derelict mill.
The musical palette is inspired by the heavy riffage of both contemporary and past doom metal. Yet, Malsten is not your everyday dope-groovy doom band. Fear not, worshippers of the fuzz! The heavy, mountain-melting riffs are there, and they are heavier than anywhere else. There is also a noticeable grounding in the heavier Swedish metal scene, with its atonal twists and atmospheric qualities. However, with Malsten, you’re always entitled to expect more. In fact, Malsten’s music challenges you to do just that, and you can witness it for yourself with the second single, »Path Of The Nix«, released digitally February 9th.
Second album »The Haunting Of Silvåkra Mill – Rites Of Passage« out on Svart Records March 2024! Pre-order LP/CD here: svartrecords.com
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Manne Högström – Vocals
Fredrik Grehn – Guitars
Andreas Svensson – Bass and Synths
Stefan Winroth – Drums