Swedish tech-death masters Soreption share intense new single/video ‘The Artificial North’
Jord due 10th June via Unique Leader
Swedish titans of technical death metal, Soreption, have shared their intense new single and video ‘The Artificial North’. The second track to be taken from forthcoming album Jord is set for release on 10th June via Unique Leader Records.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/0CS_TDabluo
Pre-order Jord here: https://orcd.co/soreptionjord
The video, which was directed, filmed and edited by Anton Alfredsson with video footage of Ian Waye filmed by Renee Robyn, premiered at the official Unique Leader Youtube channel.
On the new single, vocalist Fredrik Söderberg explains: “The concept of the song, in short, is about the extremes we go to for survival. How we slowly but surely become more digital than organic. At the end of it all, we become what we feared from the start. In the video we follow a man trapped in this rapidly evolving artificial north.”
A triumph of a record, Jord sees Soreption at their most streamlined and potent, demonstrating so viscerally why they previously drew rave reviews globally with Engineering the Void (2014) and Monument of the End (2018).
The band comments: “Our main focus, as it has been in every album since the beginning, is to write death metal with a blend of technicality and groove. The goal is to raise those two elements’ more and more for every release. Finding that balance keeping the music interesting is important aspects when we write.”
Jord is an album of the highest skill by masters of their craft. Thirty minutes of brutal riffing and inspired songwriting goes by in a flash as Soreption stake their claim at the head of the modern tech-death wave. Never a band to shy away from a groove, the record continues the aggression-and-melody mix that has become the Swedish band’s calling card.
When establishing the concept of Jord the band focused on the concept of fragments of reality after the end of the world by way of an apocalypse. Jord is also the first album in Soreption’s repertoire where the lyrics are directed more towards fiction, whereas previously the band have commented on current or near-future world affairs.
Jord is mixed and mastered by Buster Odeholm (Born Of Osiris, Humanity’s Last Breath, Vildhjarta, Hacktivist) at Odenholm Audio and featuring artwork by Caelan Stokkerman who handled artistic duties on their previous releases. Synths and Effects were arranged by James Carey with Drums and Vocals Recorded by Roger Bergsten at Nevo Studios.
Jord also features guest guitar solos from Ian Waye (Thanopraxia), Stefan Nordlander (ex-SoreptionLive), Johan Andersson (Dråp), John Matos (Abiotic), Malcom Pugh (Inferi), Joe Haley (Psycroptic), Gottfrid Norberg Waxin (Independant), Dean Lamb & Tobi Morelli (Archspire).
Formed in 2005 in Sundsvall, Sweden, technical metal masters Soreption are known for their razor-sharp technical riffs, schizophrenic time signatures topped with catchy chugging grooves and intense vocals. From this they have created their signature sound, not yet replicated by any other modern band, and with a strong following to back.
The band’s debut full-length Deterioration Of Minds brought major attention to the band as a formidable force in the genre. Deterioration Of Minds was released by Ninetone Records in 2010 and was re-released by Unique Leader Records in 2014; their punishing follow-up album Engineering the Void was released February 2014 (also on Unique Leader Records) to critical acclaim worldwide.
Soreption only grew from there – 2015 saw them tour with Cryptopsy, Origin, and Cannibal Corpse. Following their touring success the band signed with Sumerian Records and in 2018 released their mighty Monument of the End LP.
With the world shuttered from a worldwide pandemic, Soreption took their chance to refocus their tech machine and create an album that is the natural continuation of Monument of the End.
Watch Soreption touring with Suffocation across North America this Spring.
5/26/2022 Brooklyn, NY – The Monarch
5/28/2022 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
5/29/2022 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
5/30/2022 Madison, WI – The Crucible
5/31/2022 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
6/01/2022 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
6/03/2022 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
6/04/2022 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
6/05/2022 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
6/06/2022 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
6/07/2022 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
6/08/2022 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
6/09/2022 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
6/10/2022 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
6/11/2022 Dallas, TX – Trees
6/12/2022 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
6/13/2022 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
6/14/2022 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
6/15/2022 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
6/16/2022 Jonesboro, GA – Furnace 41
6/17/2022 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
6/18/2022 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
6/19/2022 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
6/20/2022 Toronto, ON – Velvet Lounge
6/21/2022 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
6/22/2022 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
6/23/2022 Quebec, City QC – Imperial Bell
6/24/2022 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
6/25/2022 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Fredrik Söderberg – Vocals
Tony Westermark – Drums
Rickard Persson – Bass