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With their third full-length album "Det Nya Svarta" set for release on the 7th April on Indie Recordings, Sweden's Alfahanne have revealed a track from the album. Titled "Stigmata", the band explained that the track "is about our home town. How you are born full of hope for the future, but the raw climate destroys you and the town drags you down".
"Stigmata" can be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/uKg2mBrn-T0
Recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne's Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis, "Det Nya Svarta" follows the Alfahanne tradition of including some high profile artists making guest appearances. Artists which in the past have included Taake’s Hoest, Shining's Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr, KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, not just on their first two albums, but also live on stage
Guests making an appearance on "Det Nya Svarta" include KAMPFAR's Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE AND BRODER DANIEL, Sanrabb from GEHENNA and Nadine Skjoldhammer.
Formed in Eskilstuna in 2010, the self-styled “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” burst onto the scene with energy, exuberance, and an impressive swagger, which, coupled with a fan-friendly attitude quickly earned them respect, and an ever-increasing, and dedicated, following. Alfahanne 's debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2014 and was followed by "Blod Eld Alfa" in 2015.
The band's lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass, have a couple of decades of experience under their belts in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT. Together they have created a sound that mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll that is unmistakably ALFAHANNE's.
Frontman Skjoldhammer recently explained that with their third full-length album Alfahanne are continuing to explore the dark side of mankind: "Alfahanne's lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them. Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally.... Equally useless."
"Det Nya Svarta" is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189--alfahanne and in Digital format from https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/det-nya-svarta/id1202165056?
Confirmed live appearances for Alfahanne include the By:Larm Festival in Oslo, Norway in March and In Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany in July. More dates to be announced shortly.
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