Horizon Ablaze is a band from Norway which
has it’s roots firmly in the death metal genre and have now announced the
release of their debut album Spawn, which will hit the shelves January 28,
2011. Spawn is a concept album set in a fictional universe during WWII and
revolves around the story arc of Spawn. The album was written by the bands
founders, Stian Ruethemann and Kevin Kvåle and early on they decided to produce a
performance based album without triggers or quantisation of any kind. The goal
was to achieve an honest and organic sounding album.
In 1941 an event occurred which would hold
significance for all. A soldier was cast into a war in which he belonged too
much, and soon a darkness grew within him as a cancer. Through this soldier
Spawn would be reborn, to reclaim his powers, end the vicious writing of the
storywriter, and to find meaning in being letters on a piece of paper. Can the
murderous Spawn awaken the puppets The Writer have created, or will the
inevitable predetermination eventually come him as well. As with The Writer
writing the story of Spawn and The Soldier, the real existential struggle
surfaces; are we predetermined?
The saga of Spawn goes beyond
this initial release, and will also be presented in a yet undisclosed format.
Spawn was produced, recorded and mixed by
during the summer of 2010, in MayhemMusic Studios in Kristiansand, Norway.
The mastering took place in Cutting Room
Studios in Sweden by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors.
All artwork was painted by Kjell-Åge Meland (- also Pantheon I),
and cover designed by Jan Yrlund from Darkgrove Design.
Stian Ruethemann – Vocals, Guitar
Kevin Kvåle – Drums
Ole Bent Madsen – Bass
Joakim Kvåle – Guitar, backing vocals
Spawn (2011 – MayhemMusic)
2. Throne of Trepidation
4. Black Burden
5. Homicidal Reign
6. Barbed Wire Deathbed
8. Forged in Hate
11. Ink & Blood
Deconstructive Portrait (2010)
1. The Wretched Hymn
3. Carnal Destruction
4. Deconstructive Portrait
5. Suicidal Dream
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