"A pummeling rapture of audio violence."
"God Mother, the Swedish powerhouse signed to Party Smasher Inc, escape easy classification. Their blend of sludge, hardcore, punk and grindcore is blistering."
"After 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force... Torch, officially passed!"
–Ben Weinman, The Dillinger Escape Plan
Sweden's God Mother have launched new track "De Ovälkomna," exclusively via Loudwire. A prime slice of the band's "audio violence," the song appears on upcoming new album Vilseledd, out September 29th on Party Smasher Inc.
Frontman Sebastian August Campbell explains the song, which features guest vocals by Jonas Holmberg and Patrik Andersson of fellow Swedes This Gift Is A Curse: "The idea of the lyrics came from one of our tours in northern Sweden during the winter, where the days are short and the night is always looming. Some days, even farther up north, the sun doesn't show face at all. Winter depression is a real factor in Scandinavia. This song is a praise for the crawling chaos behind the veil of civilized human society that lives after the sun's hours."
On new album Vilseledd, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society's ignorance, in both Swedish and English. The sound is electrifying – inspired as much by the grinding speed of Nasum and Rotten Sound as by the almighty weight of the Melvins.
The band's 2015 debut Maktbehov was hailed by Pitchfork as "an asteroid crash of an album that renders most of its competition extinct."
Vilseledd was recorded at Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the historic studio where artists from ABBA to Rammstein have made music. The album was mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna.