Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Gothminister & Pandemonium II

In the world of hard and heavy sounds and impressive theatrical live stage shows, Gothminster has been earning themselves a reputation since 1999. Now, they have a new single and video out in ‘I Am The Devil’. It is the first track from new album Pandemonium II: The Battle Of The Underworld, due out in 2024 on AFM Records.

The Norwegian band’s new album follows their number one charting Pandemonium record, that was also voted as the Album Of The Year 2022 at the Dark Music Awards, while its single ‘This Is Your Darkness‘ also made it to number one on the German Alternative Charts. Gothminister’s music videos for ‘Pandemonium’ and ‘Demons’ won stunning 19 film awards worldwide.

“Do you remember the King’s fall in Pandemonium?” asked the band’s Bjørn Alexander Brem. “The king wanted to be killed by his own so the new King could carry on the tradition. But was he betrayed? What did really happen? 

“Well, now the king is back! There will be several upcoming music videos explaining what really happened – this is the first one, so hold on tight, sit back, and enjoy the tale…” 

The new material is faster and catchier than that of the predecessor album, but at the same time it sounds even more complex and modern, with more sophisticated vocal melodies and challenging breaks,” Brem continued, adding,“at the same time the driving beats for the dancefloor and the concept of ultra-low-sounding, tough guitar riffs are still present and link both recordings.”

The album was composed, written and produced by Brem. It was mixed by Henning Verlage (Unheilig, Eisbrecher) and Norwegian sound engineer Morten Lund, who has worked with Morten Harket (A-ha), among others, was in charge of the album mastering.

You can stream/buy ‘I Am The Devil’  here and check out the video here at RAMzine.

Gothminster will also tour the UK this November.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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