Although we review our fair share of death metal on these hallowed pages, it’s rare that we host any premieres. So today, it’s time to put the record straight as we bring you the guttural death metal from the Scandinavian sect Vånda who, after a couple of singles and EPs, are preparing to unleash their debut album Covenant Of Death.
Majestic Mountain Records have the honour of ushering this tortuous long-player to the masses on Friday, 30th September, which features eight ungodly tracks that truly capture the Swedeath and HM-2 pedal sound of a bygone era. But if words aren’t enough, it’s The Shaman’s absolute pleasure to bring you Covenant Of Death in its entirety, so click play below, and succumb to Vånda…
More On Vånda & ‘Covenant Of Death’
Stalking in the footsteps of their recent foray into the realms of death metal with the critically acclaimed Into The Maw Of Death by Grand Cadaver, Stockholm institution, Majestic Mountain Records, unleash a new breed of heavy metal nightmare in Vånda.
‘Honestly? I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s forty-one minutes of Scandinavian violence and mayhem. Think Tribulation meets Metallica, add a pinch of black metal and you’re probably closer than you were when I started this sentence,’ smiles Majestic Mountain Records boss, Marco Berg. ‘It’s insane’.
Hailing from North Sweden and formed in 2017, Vånda’s sprawling, deft death metal dirges are a sound to behold, Due for release on 30th September, their thrilling debut, Covenant Of Death, is a terrifyingly vivid and unique prospect, heralded by the release of the single, World Reborn, where pleas and prayers for sanity go largely unanswered under electrifying riffs, HM-2s wired through Marshall stacks and rhythmic extremities, brutal in nature.
Covenant Of Death Tracklist:
01. Light The Fire
02. Violence and Mayhem
03. Omnis Hypocrita
04. Brinnande Hat
05. World Reborn
06. Non Serviam
08. Goddess of Death
P. Lundgren – Bass
E. Wiklund – Drums
P. Sjolander – Guitars
M. Holmbom – Guitars
C. Runsvik – Vocals
Covenant Of Death, the debut album from Scandinavian death metal sect Vånda, releases this Friday, 30th September, via Majestic Mountain Records, and pre-orders can be purchased from the labels webstore.