Norwegian genre-bending innovators She Said Destroy have recently shared another track from their long-awaited third full-length album Succession, due out later this year via Mas-Kina Recordings. The track Not Only Bridges,
She Said Destroy is named after a Death In June song, and they released two demos as Peppermynte Gymsokk. The band states, «The upcoming album is composed of several song cycles written between 2007 and 2019, and Succession is a song that lyrically encapsulates the theme of the whole album»:
To question what will become of the world and what our successors will be left to struggle with after we are gone.
To refrain from being to ourselves the world entire.
To confront our own shortcomings and strive for betterness through love and humility.
To find hope even when there seemingly is nothing left to believe in.
Picking up where they left off with their 2012’s EP Bleeding Fiction, Succession was recorded at guitarist Snorre Bergerud’s studio Ymir Audio, located in Vilnius, during January and February 2020 and contains a collection of material written between 2007 and 2019, and as with earlier She Said Destroy efforts displays a wide range ofmusical styles.
Thematically Succession” is a natural continuation of She Said Destroy’s exploration of human nature on past releases. This time around the impact of the Anthropocene era on our psyche and our surroundings rears its ugly head throughout the album. These are songs of frustration, despair and hatred, but also of love and wanting to cling on to hope even when not believing that striving for a better world will bear fruits.
She Said Destroy was a pretty active live band since their inception in 2000 and have released two full-length albums, Time Like Vines in 2006 (Nocturnal Art Productions) and This City Speaks In Tongues in 2008 (Tabu Recordings) until the year of 2009, when their some of their members moved to other countries.
Still, the plan was to keep recording music and in late 2009 and early 2010 they recorded a one-song EP, Bleeding Fiction which was released in 2012 (Mas-Kina Recordings) before they disappeared, hindered by physical distance (Norway and Lithuania), other projects and an undeniable degree of fatigue with the whole trying to make it in the music scene hustle after more than 10 years as a band.