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Riwen reviews:

5,5/6 - Norway Rock: "This is Hardcore at it's hardest, with excellent, well-played solos. There are buckets of talent in Riwen.."

9/10 - Metal Only: "Yes, here the rude gorge smashes one's face in!
Riwen beats us round the head with songs which have a certain attitude of pure Punk. Indeed, they signal that they
take no prisoners."

About the E.P:

5/5 - Planetmosh: "This is a ‘must have’ in my book, Hardcore at its absolute finest, painfully short but packing more into its twelve minutes than most could manage in an hour."

9/10 - thisisnotascene: "Raging as hard as anything he has ever recorded but with a bitter punk flavour, this is further proof, if it were even needed, that Persson exudes venom with every chord and his ferocity is matched only by his sheer class."

It’s a short and simple story: I got fed up with the big productions and long sound checks that comes with Cult of Luna. So, it’s back to the roots of my salad days in Umeå. 

I decided to write 14 songs in 14 days inspired by the bands I worshiped as vegan straight edge punk kid: Judge, Battery, Integrity, ACME and Damnation AD. The concept is to not spend 1 000 days in the studio and nitpick over every drumbeat and production details. The musical destruction has to be alive and direct, tailor-made to induce mosh mayhem and walls of death.

I hooked up with Fredrik and Christian, both with a past in the crust/grind terror force Totalt Jävla Mörker. One rehearsal sealed the deal and we recorded three tracks in one night about to be released as a 10 inch vinyl on the Norwegian metal label Indie Recordings.

Adding guitar player Marita and bass player Christoffer 138 (DS-13, AC4, Epileptic Terror Attack, Sonic Ritual etc) the lineup was complete. And thus, we are ready to slam dance all over the world.

Are you ready? Tonight we ride!