“Their album brings the hysteria of the witch hunts to life in an avant doom industrial cacophony. I don’t know about you, but I am going to be sitting down with this album and its cinematic namesake in the very near future.”
“They not only made a video, but an ENTIRE ALBUM of absolute dread to go along with the classic Swedish film. So, if you're appropriately terrified for the length of "Vigil," you get to double down on the dark ambient trepidation. We're in, much to the chagrin of our own sanity and the delight of our therapists.”
HÄXAN the album is now available for streaming in its entirety, via Cvlt Nation, here:
EORÐESLAJYR (pronounced Earth Slayer) are an independent Irish avant-garde music trio. Based in Dublin, the band includes local musicians Sam Burton on vocals (Spudgun), Simon Bird on synthesizer, and Tom Morris on guitar (Turning Down Sex). The group originally formed with the intention of writing and performing experimental soundtracks for lesser known cult/silent films. However, their debut effort ‘HÄXAN’ quickly mutated into a complex arrangement involving collaboration with cellist Anna Clock, saxophonist Sam Comerford and percussionist Ross Chaney.
EORÐESLAJYR’s debut album, HÄXAN, was released by Black Mass via cassette (available here), as well as digitally through the band’s Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Spotify, as of October 31st.
The album was mastered by Colin Marston (of Krallice, Gorguts, Behold the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) in Menegroth, The Thousand Caves NYC. He has recorded and mixed for Liturgy, Kayo Dot, and Castevet, among many others.