Swedish sludge metal band Gloson have one goal in mind: to create intense earth - shattering music!
In the summer of 2012, Gloson saw the first light of day. A group of individuals came together with three things in mind: to create intense earth-shattering music; to take a leap into the vast dreamscape of feverish dreams, weird creatures and mental instability; to break every limit that would appear in their creative horizon.
Gloson embarked on their first journey to the world in 2014 with their debut digital EP Yearwalker. This primitive, yet crushing EP was well-received by the media and was celebrated by re-releasing on an LP format in the following year by two labels — Catatonic State and Art of Propaganda.
After the release of Yearwalker, the creative wheels continued to turn. Live shows started to get booked and were followed by the release of the debut full-length Grimen, which was this time, released by Art of Propaganda alone, at the beginning of 2017.
As once stated by The Sludgelord, this album was a breathtaking achievement for a band that’s just getting started, which attracted further followers and inspired the band to write the gloomy concept EP Mara to prepare for the next full-length album.
For the next album, Gloson decided to take their time. Whilst the subject of the past releases were focused on their personal experiences and the dwelling of the human psyche, the band instead this time chose to lift their heads and looked outwards to the world in its vastness for inspiration.
As a result, more gloomy, primal and intense sophomore album The Rift was born. Isolated in the middle of nowhere, Gloson recorded this album right before the COVID-19 hell broke loose and for the first time, allowed someone else to be in charge of the recording process, to put all their energy on being purely creative and productive whilst in the studio.
“It was a very liberating feeling”, Gloson comments, who previously carried out almost everything related to production themselves.
The Rift was released on February 11, 2022 on LP, CD and Digital; recorded and mixed by Ulf Blomberg from Hoborec Recording Studio and mastered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult of Luna.