It has been a long eight years between releases for Umeå, Sweden’s black metal nihilists Naglfar, but despite the wait, the band hasn’t been resting on their laurels. Like any slumbering beast, Naglfar have returned from their respite ferocious and hungry with their seventh full-length album Cerecloth which is set for worldwide release on May 8th, 2020.
Recorded and mixed by Naglfar guitarist Marcus Norman at Wolf’s Lair Studio and mastered by seemingly ubiquitous Dan Swanö at Unisound, the underlying musical and lyrical themes of Cerecloth were succinctly and confidently described by guitarist Andreas Nilsson as, the usual death and destruction! The title track Cerecloth,
«We are proud to hereby reveal the title-track from our upcoming album. Cerecloth marks our first cooperation with Umeå-based Arevärn Film, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result. This is a perfect presentation of what Naglfar is about in the year 2020. We hope that you will enjoy».
Judging from Andreas Nilsson’s curt description, and the grim, ghostly cover art from the renowned artist Kristian Wåhlin and layout by Seiya Ogino of Ogino Design, certain death is exactly what listeners will experience with Cerecloth.