Video Premiere: Treedeon – “Viking Meditation Song”

Not sure how much “meditating” is gonna get done—by Vikings or whoever—with this crusher from German sludge/doom trio Treedeon raging in the background. Unless of course you’re meditating on how fucking heavy “Viking Meditation Song” is. It’s a severely drop-tuned rumbler that hits somewhere between Bleach-era Nirvana and Sleep’s Holy Mountain, topped off with some thoroughy enraged vocals from guitarist/vocalist Arne Heesch. The band is rounded out by Andy Schünemann (drums), Yvonne Ducksworth (bass/vocals), none of whom appear much in the video, the theme of which can be boiled down to: nature good, organized religion bad.

The track is taken from Treedeon’s upcoming third full-length, New World Hoarder, which was recorded and engineered in August 2021 at the trio’s rehearsal space by Lutz Baumann, mixed by Baumann and the band, and mastered by Stefan Brüggemann. It’s set for release via Exile on Mainstream on March 17 on vinyl, CD and through all digital platforms. You can place your preorder at the Exile On Mainstream webshop here and digital presaves here,

Here’s what Heesch said about the new video:

“I’d rather align my spirit world with the natural energies that we can tangibly grasp from the elements that surround us. If the rest of the world draws its powers from hearsay and fairy tale control issues, then so be it.”

Treedeon live:

March 17: Zukunft Am Ostkreuz – Berlin, DE *Record Release Show w/ Might