It’s not often a new band drops jaws. Dutch black metallers Kjeld, from Friesland, are one such band. Corrupting the good minds of northern Netherlands (and Germany) for the better part of their eight years as a band, Kjeld is modern yet reflective on new album, Skym. They play “Proud and pure Frisian black metal since 2004!” Which means there’s a sense of triumph, rebellion, and individuality in their music. Although, Frisian sounds like a hair style, it’s actually a region where the ancient ancestors first started to tame the sea by building hills for homes. Sounds peasant-like, but they were defending themselves against the roar of Mother Nature when most peoples were flinging poop and fighting over caves.
“Kjeld’s music could best be described as deeply rooted in the Scandinavian Black Metal tradition,” says Kjeld in a collective growl. “Where cold melodic passages and brutal assaults nicely merge into their own magickal blend. Ancient rituals and traditions (lyrics are in the Frisian language) combine with intense musicianship on the highest level! The CD version comes in a deluxe 6-panel digipack with booklet and the LP comes as a deluxe gatefold 180-gram 2-LP with vinyl-exclusive bonus track!”
** Kjeld’s killer new album, Skym, is out March on Hammerheart Records. Pre-orders are up and active. Choose from digipak CDs to 2xLPs (black and splatter) by clicking HERE. Cold the winds of Frisia are waiting!