Trident is a Swedish blackened Death Metal form Göteborg. The band features in their ranks former Dissection guitar player Johan Norman, ex-Lord Belial Anders Backelin and Per-Owe Solvelius (Fejd), among others.
After releasing their debut album World Destruction in 2010 followed by EP Shadows 5 years later, facing some line-up changes, finally Trident are back with full dark forces. The result is the sophomore studio album North to be released in the upcoming months. We probably could expect a piece of art moving away from tight structural extreme music and bringing back the soul of the old greats?
Some days ago the band unveils the lyric video for the title track North to give a taste of their new album.
The band states: «North’ is s a homage to the spirits and ancient magic, which inhabits the elusive landscapes of the northern hemisphere».
The nine-song effort was mixed and mastered by bass player Anders Backelin (Lord Belial, Death Tyrant) at Armageddon Recordings Studio.
North is moving away from tight structural extreme music and wants to bring back the soul of the old greats. The record is an epic journey across blackened death metal with the band’s very own, unique flare to it. The track Shadows,
The band explains:« We envisioned ourselves to create something that was lost after the 90’s era, embracing the freedom of musical structures and boundaries to create something which speaks from within. This album is a vision of what we believe was missing from that era with a purpose to bring back the soul of the old greats. This album is the creation from many years of hardships, translated and formed to art through musical expression».
«As entities, as humans, we have been put aside to bury the raging feelings from within and never to express them. We understood that not expressing ourselves would be our demise. As a dam breaking, flooding with energy, this was created to tell the story of our lives and to express ourselves through art. The album artwork and the songs themselves tells a story about an Internal journey, of ominous visions through dreams, touching the subjects of ancient wisdoms long forgotten, cursed bloodlines».