“Good goddamn is HÄXAN some dark, disquieting, creepy, heavy, seriously avant garde, Hellraiser-esque torment-is-delight nastiness! Composed to serve as a soundtrack for Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 witchcraft n' Satan heavy silent film of the same title, the latest from EORÐESLAJYR -- that's "earth slayer," if you dare call their name -- has got a Scorn by way of Swans by way of circa Too Dark Park Skinny Puppy vibe and its textures and left turns will fuck with your head.”
“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.”
Read an interview with the band about the inspiration behind the music for their album, HÄXAN, via Decibel Magazine, here:
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.