MITOCHONDRIAL SUN is the ever-changing solo-project by Niklas Sundin, best known as a founding member and guitarist of Dark Tranquillity, the Grammy nominated Swedish metal band that for nearly three decades has helped carving out an entire subgenre and inspired musicians all around the globe. After 15 albums as a metal guitarist and his first public forays into different musical realms, Sundin doesn’t show any sign to slow down: Following his 2020- solo debut and the critically acclaimed Sju Pulsarer earlier this year, the multi-instrumentalist has just announced the release of a brand new EP entitled Bodies And Gold!
MITOCHONDRIAL SUN’s core of the music is an electronic and instrumental affair, that ranges from quiet meditations on space and time to relentless cosmic storms; from a sonic journey into fast, urgent and chaotic songs of the bleakest black metal sound, yet MITOCHONDRIAL SUN is full of emotionally charged melodies and atmospheric soundscapes lurking beneath the surface. After the release of both full-length records in within just one year, now Sundin has shared a first track taken from his upcoming, six- track EP! Falling somewhere in between the contemplative and moody debut album and the intense Sju Pulsarer successor, each song – from the cinematic and slow moving opener to the industrial full-throttle closing track – differs a lot from each other in style, but share the same vibe: Dystopian and cold, yet organic and occasionally hopeful.
Listen to haunting EP opening track, “Sic Transit Anima Mundi”, here:
The Bodies And Gold EP will be coming out on September 10, 2021 through Argonauta Records and as a part of the label’s new series titled Argonauta LTD100, limited to a one-time pressing of 100 hand numbered vinyl copies. These will solely be available directly from Argonauta Records and the MITOCHONDRIAL SUN Bandcamp page, and not from any external distributors. The pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!
“I’m totally excited to have started a label series meant to support new bands, side projects, reissues or even EPs of our current roster too.” Label owner Gero Lucisano recently said. “Easily just named ‘Argonauta LTD100’, as each release will briefly benefit of the usual label treatment. Not been a sudden decision, I’m personally working on this after the first six months of 2020, when Covid hit hard here in Italy (and then worldwide) and I experienced a dramatic change in the music industry (and obviously in all other works too). Everything already affected by the well-known worldwide crisis became even more slow, difficult, close to be dormant and in an indefinite state of hold. So once located the issue, I’ve worked out a new strategy that can be of big help to each level of label connections: a direct to customer series of releases, limited to 100 copies, vinyl only and eshop exclusive. This will makes everything smoother and give us the opportunity to support the artists we love even in a new different way, by giving this to our customers, always very active and eager when speaking of new things to listen and to own (exactly like me).“
Bodies and Gold EP Tracklist:
1. Sic Transit Anima Mundi2. Bodies and Gold
3. Ghost of Tradition
4. Beams of Light through Glass
5. Rigel Illuminated