Swedish rockers Svartanatt have just released their third full-length album »Last Days On Earth« this Friday, November 3rd, 2023 via The Sign Records.
01. Demons In The Night
02. Mad Stranger
03. The Crows
04. Child Of The Devil
05. Keep On Movin
06. Children Of The Sun
07. I’m Ready
08. Time Is On Your Side
09. Texas Dance
10. What You Want
11. Where I Belong
Courtesy of The Sign Records:
Svartanatt launch third studio album »Last Days On Earth« today The Sign Records!
»Last Days On Earth« is the third studio album by Swedish rock band Svartanatt, and follows their 2016 self-titled debut as well as their 2018 sophomore full-length »Starry Eagle Eyes«. Recorded in Svenska Grammofonstudion, »Last Days On Earth« offers 11 new cuts of hard hitting retro rock. While continuing building on Svartanatt’s solid foundation of ’60s and ’70s influenced rock, the album showcases even more varied and captivating soundscapes than before, where melodic organ and guitar arrangements interplay with a tight, rock solid rhythm section, all topped with songwriter Jani’s unique, expressive vocals.
The band comments: “It’s a lot of doom and gloom on this album, at least in the lyrics. Faith in humanity, society and the own existence is nothing but a memory. Buried beneath a monument saying “your days are numbered, welcome to hell”. But one man’s loss is another one’s gain. What will rise from the ashes?
There has been no shortage of creativity and fun when recording this album. There’s a lot of classic Svartanatt but also an expansion of the sound. On the albums last track, »Where I Belong«, Lars Heaster (Daniels dad) has put down an epic trumpet that rides the album into the sunset. Magical, if we may say so.”
»Last Days On Earth« was recorded by Martin Borgh, who also mixed the album. Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes (Bombus, Spiders, Graveyard, Blues Pills). »Last Days On Earth« is released by The Sign Records on all streaming platforms and on black as well as orange vinyl on November 3.
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Svartanatt is a Swedish rock band that was formed in 2014 by Jani Lehtinen (vocals & guitar), Daniel Heaster (drums), Felix Gåsste (guitar) and Mattias Holmström (bass).
Jani had known Heaster and Mattias since they lived in the same city (Gävle) before they moved to Stockholm. Mattias recruited Felix and later on Jani asked Martin Borgh (organ, keyboards) to join the band, which felt natural since they already had been playing in several bands together. A successful quintet was hereby formed and hits like »Demon«, »Black Heart« amongst others saw the light of day.
The Sign Records released the band’s first album (»Svartanatt«) in 2016 and the second album (»Starry Eagle Eye«) in 2018. After a few years of local shows and successful wild tours across Europe (including broken limbs and lost band members) Mattias decided to leave the band in 2019. Jani hooked up with old friend Anton Fors (bass) for a chat and some beers. From then on they’ve kept rocking together.
With melodious guitars, heavy organ, high energy drums, groovy basslines and unique sharp vocals, Svartanatt creates their own timeless rock sound that has been recognized around the world. The band’s third album will be released by The Sign Records coming fall.
Line up since 2019:
Jani Lehtinen – Vocals & Guitar
Felix Gåsste – Guitar
Anton Fors – Bass & Background Vocals
Martin Borgh – Organ & keyboards
Daniel Heaster – Drums & Percussion
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