Published on Sunday, 16 October 2016 14:54
We know it's already about time to get to know next artists that will enrich the line-up of the upcoming edition of Gothoom festival. As usual, we come with three new names for it and this time they will bring pleasure to the fans across many different genres. In the beginning they were Norwegian, now we can call them international. ANCIENT will bring joy mainly to the fans of the melodic and atmospheric side of the genre. New album "Back to the Land of the Dead" has been released more than 12 years after its predecessor "Night Visit". The leader of the band and the only stable one Aphazel (or Zel) has always surrounded him with different musicians and the new record is the first which features the legend of extreme metal drumming Nick Barker behind the kit.
Not only because of that, should the new album as well as the opportunity to see the band live not be missed. For those who enjoy slow tempos, long songs and uneasy atmosphere we have the Finnish masters of funeral doom metal SHAPE OF DESPAIR. Slow and crushing hits accompanied by monstrous growling, yet full of strong keyboard layers and complemented by female vocals. The short description cannot replace the goosebumps you'll feel when watching it live on stage.
Austrian guys from VINEGAR HILL are less dark and do not have such a long history as the first two bands. They devote to a more modern form of metal which combines the elements of melodic death metal with more groove oriented moments. Their music is straightforward and will bring much needed freshness for those hot summer days.
ANCIENT, SHAPE OF DESPAIR and VINEGAR HILL on GOTHOOM 2017!