VAK IS A ROUGH BLEND OF HARD ROCK, WITH INTELLIGENCE AND HUMOR!
VAK is not a Norwegian black metal band, nor a Swedish death metal outfit, yet the band faced the real menace of death, but returned to life… During 2018, one member turned gravely ill from Lemierre’s syndrome and a thrombose in the head. There was no reason for naïve hope, anything could have happened. Fortunately, he recovered after being hospitalized in intensive care for more than a month, and when looking back he recalls: “I found myself in a type of situation where music can be of no help, although I at times tried to force away the anxiety with help from Sepultura or the B 52’s.”
Now VAK is back from the dead, presenting their second album “Loud Wind” through Indie Recordings, produced by themselves and mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna). “Loud Wind” consists of a blend of different songs where each has its own distinct idea. The title track lyrics address a loosely organized network of rebel groups gathering to encounter in an uprising, which the power in charge only will experience as a forceful loud wind. The music is equally forceful and rebellious. Another highlight is the track “Freddie”, which is a tribute to the late Swedish singer Freddie Wadling. Guitar player Tobias Alpadie says: “His death was a great loss. No one sings like him anymore.” “Freddie” is the only instrumental song on the album and maybe also the most spherical one.