So loud and so heavy that the Earth crumbles beneath your feet and melts into a fiery, sonic lake of unearthly distortion and apocalyptic cantillation. The song The Seer is taken from Bismarcks upcoming album Oneiromancer, due out 17/4, recorded and produced by Chris Fielding (Conan, Electric Wizard, Primordial, Napalm Death).
Labeled by some as the heaviest band from Norway’s west coast, Bismarck’s uncompromising, sludgy riff mantras and psychedelic escapades have been stirring things up in the Norwegian underground after the band released their acclaimed debut album Urkraft in August 2018. Inspired by a wide array of genres and styles – from amp melting stoner-doom, to 60s and 70s psychedelic rock, the Norwegian black metal they grew up with, and Middle Eastern folk music.
Bismarck’s music alternates between intense fuzzed out heaviness and clean, atmospheric drones, with its lyrics expounding upon Western esotericism, altered states of consciousness and a mystical apocalypse. The line-up:Torstein Nørstegård Tveiten (vocals), Anders Vaage (bass), Eirik Goksøyr (guitar), Trygve Svarstad (guitar) and Tore Lyngstad (drums).