Warrior metal solo-act Hulkoff released lyric video, entitled Beastmode from the upcoming album Kven, check it now:
Kven marks the debut of Hulkoff as a solo artist. He have spent decades writing and performing in various band constellations. He have a decade of success as the songwriter/frontman of gold selling Swedish chart-topper Raubtier,but now it was high time to realize his ideas of warrior music, rooted in the location of the once mighty Kvenland. The Kvens are the forgotten tribe of a forgotten kingdom, yet the Kven legacy lives on to this day. Upon November the 17th, the first Hulkoff album Kven will be unleashed.
«I have thought about this album for a very long time Hulkoff says, and to finally let it see the dawn is nothing short of triumphant». The music is, as Hulkoff prefers it, iron-hard and grandiose. Melodic and aggressive, Metal for the Viking-hearted. The lyrics delve into the ancient ancestry of the North, and the way of life and the religion of the Kvens, The Scythians, The Goths, The Celts, the Finns and the later Norse. Blood-soaked, of course.
On the track Ibor & Aio, about the two warrior brothers who became chieftains and ruled the Winnili tribe together, in pursuit of a new Kingdom, Hulkoff is joined by the one and only Sabaton frontman Jocke Broden. Together they deliver a heartfelt tribute to the Royal brothers, who managed to find a home for their tribe in what is now known as Lombardy in Italy.From the bronze age through the migration period and into the iron age, Fenno-Scandia (or Etunaheimar/Jotunheim) has been a kettle of cultural birth. And fierce warriors.
The musicians performing together with Hulkoff on this album, are second to none. Anders Johansson (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Hammerfall) is nothing else than a living legend. Anders Johansson shares Hulkoff’s interest in the old ways and hard music. So does Anders Johansson son Niklas Johansson, who is playing bass on the album. «It is a great and inspiring thing, to have father and son picking up arms together», Hulkoff proclaims. The album is mixed and mastered at the Black Lounge by sound maestro extra-ordinaire Jonas Kjellgren