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Swedish melodic doom/death metal masters October Tide announce new album »The Cancer Pledge« and premiere first single »Tapestry Of Our End«!

Stockholm, Sweden based melodic doom/death metal masters October Tide premiere a lyric video for the first single »Tapestry Of Our End« taken from their upcoming album, »The Cancer Pledge«, set to release on October 6th, 2023 via Agonia Records.

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

October Tide comments: “The new single, »Tapestry Of Our End« is released now via Dalapop on all digital platforms. The song are taken from our upcoming album »The Cancer Pledge« that will be released October 6th via Agonia Records. The video are directed by Dronicon Films. Cover Artwork by Albin Högbom.”

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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. Music video directed by Bloudengaztia Wolfgang at Dronicon Films

Album formats and pre-orders will be announced soon.

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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