Norway’s COFFIN STORM is the new band consisting of a trio of Kolbotn veterans, with the line-up of Apollyon (AURA NOIR, LAMENTED SOULS) and Bestial Tormentor (INFERNÖ, LAMENTED SOULS) completed by DARKTHRONE’s Fenriz on vocal duties.
And so, the first fruits of their toil manifest in the form of debut album, Arcana Rising, with a sterling concoction of classic heavy metal, slow thrash and doom. The result is a torrent of rousing, accomplished titanic riffing commandeered by Fenriz’s unmistakable vocal prowess as witnessed with his own ISENGARD project as well as multiple DARKTHRONE releases, with vocal inspiration summoned from bands such as AGENT STEEL.
Arcana Rising contains six sprawling metallic epics covering the 45-minute running time and was recorded at a variety of studios in the band’s native Norway, with work originally commencing back to 2021. With production overseen by Apollyon himself, Arcana Rising truly channels and encapsulates the spirit of the 80’s, with inspiration from such masters of metal as CANDLEMASS, PENTAGRAM, METALLICA and early KREATOR, with musical nods to early PARADISE LOST and CATHEDRAL from the more extreme side of the doom spectrum, as well as including traces of the DNA from Apollyon and Bestial Tormentor’s own prior work together with their cult doom act LAMENTED SOULS, to create a sensational and majestic opus.
Mastering work was completed by Jack Control at Enormous Door (DARKTHRONE) and cover art appears courtesy of Polish artist Maciej Kamuda.
Arcana Rising will be released on March 29 via Peaceville Records.