Swedish proto-metal band Wytch presents their debut album, »Exordium«, out now via Ripple Music
Swedish proto-metal band Wytch presents their debut album, »Exordium«, which was just released on May 21st, 2021 via Ripple Music.
01. Black Hole
03. Evil Heart
07. Break You Down
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Wytch may be newcomers in the form, yet in the substance all band members reveal a strong pedigree, being formerly part of cult Swedish bands such as Otyg, Spacious Mind or Vintersorg. Darkness-bound, catchy as can be, their debut album »Exordium« hits the bullseye from start to finish, with thick commanding riffs, a razor-sharp rhythm section and Johanna Lundberg’s sultry and fiery vocals wrapping the whole album like a fireball.
“Our album »Exordium« is about the darker side of life, love and even death. The sound ranges from soft and mellow heavy to almost punk rock, but overall, you can call it heavy rock. There’s no intentional flirtation with the 70s or any other specific era for that matter, we just played whatever we felt like. No boundaries. The album was recorded without a click track, which certainly added authenticity and honesty to it.” says the band.
Their debut album »Exordium« was recorded and produced by Niklas Viklund at Silverhäxan Studios in Skellefteå, and mastered by Ronnie Björnström at The Mixroom, Sundsvall in Sweden. The artwork was designed by Wytch vocalist Johanna Lundberg. »Exordium« will be released on May 21st, 2021 in various vinyl formats, CD and digital through Ripple Music.
Wytch started under the name Aska in the spring of 2016 in Skellefteå, Sweden. The members come from different musical backgrounds, being formerly of bands such as Otyg, The Spacious Mind, TME, Vintersorg and Stardog. In 2017, the band released a four song EP as Aska. In October 2020, they signed to Ripple Music and changed their name to Wytch – a heavy rock five piece that is about to release their first full-length »Exordium«.
Johanna Lundberg – Vocals
Simon Lundström – Bass, Vocals
Niklas Viklund – Guitar, Vocals
Mattias Marklund – Guitar, Vocals
Fredrik Nilsson – Drums
“»Exordium« is a potent set of tracks that fluidly balances a range of influences. The album slings the heaviest of tones at you, from head-swaying, banging hard rock rhythms to passionately sultry doom modes, then jacks the energy right back up to the riff peaks of proto-metal, all set in stone by the powerhouse tenacity of Johanna’s vocals.” – Riff Relevant
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well