WITH ”DJEVELSVART”, THE DARKEST GLITTERTIND ALBUM SO FAR, GLITTERTIND HOPES THE LISTENER CAN ACHIEVE A SENSE OF CONNECTION WITH HUMANITY THROUGH OUR COMMON FATE OF SUFFERING.
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Rushonrock.com-:"Brave, bold, and at times, truly beautiful, Glittertind’s fourth opus is a triumph."
For the first time as a full band Glittertind is ready to release their album “Djevelsvart” (Devil’s Black) on Indie Recordings. The music mixes elements from hard rock and folk, and a unique dimension is added through producer and band member Geirmund Simonsen’s influences from movie soundtracks. The album is a huge studio production inspired by different genres and all elements add to a whole new original expression.
Part of the inspiration for the lyrical concept of “Djevelsvart” derives from writers who by the end of the 19th century said something about what it means to be a modern human being. The writers had to relate to the fact that religion lost its power of explanation concerning man and the world, the alienation in the factory work, and the growth of the big cities. From being members of communities with close ties, they now found themselves to be aliens among aliens. Gradually, the individual has been left to itself to carry the responsibility of answering the question: Who am I?
Founder of Glittertind, Torbjørn, was confronted with these existential problems in its full force when his girlfriend was diagnosed with a serious cancer disease. During the 4 year long treatment, several traumatic events occurred. These events have heavily influenced the music and lyrics of “Djevelsvart”. The album is also influenced by the Oslo terror on July 22nd 2011. The song “Sprekk for sol” (”Burst by Sun”) is dedicated to a fan of us, Torjus Jakobsen Blattman, who was killed on Utøya. The song is a statement against right-wing extremism and hate-ideologies.