Polish Pagan Black Metal Pagans VARMIA Share New Video For “Dies Tremor” Ahead Of Album Release On Friday
Originally formed in Olsztyn, Varmia has carried the torch for instrumental alchemy in their native Poland since 2016. Fusing together black metal with archaic influences ranging from Baltic folk to music from the historical region of Warmia, the resultant sound is as compelling as it is progressive.
Today, the black metal pagans release their latest single ‘DIES TREMOR’ ahead of the official release this Friday of their new album, nie nas widzę, on M-Theory Audio.
“DIES TREMOR is ‘the day of terror’ and it’s our take on the Dies Irae cultural theme,” explains vocalist/guitarist, Lasota. “As the Sun (Saule) begins her rest, the Moon (Meness) starts his vicious harvest. In this anthemic song we bow to the infinite power of no light. We welcome the dread and the most primal of fears. Let there be night.”
Employing traditional ethnic instrumentation such as the tagelharpa, goat horn, wood tuba and krivula, the quartet create visceral and dark metal landscapes that are both sonically and technically enthralling. Channelling the powerful spirit of early-Enslaved and Satyricon with the elemental folk that has come to shape acts such as Wardruna and Heilung, nie nas widzę is the sound of a band at the height of their musical powers.
Having spent nearly a year and half producing the music for nie nas widzę, this massive undertaking once again found the band dividing their time and effort across several remote, culturally significant locations in Poland. From dungeon-cellars and barns to medieval castles and field recordings, traversing all four seasons, the album’s natural evolution is reflected in both concept and construction.
Varmia’s nie nas widzę is released 16th June 2023 on M-Theory Audio and will be available digitally and as a limited edition 2LP on coloured viny or jewel case CD with 16-page booklet and can be pre-ordered here.