Solbrud/Hail/The Cassette Tape

If you, as I, have been longing to hear something new from Solbrud, then it’s finally time for some great news. The downside of it all, is that you propably miss out on it..

Solbrud vocalist/guitarist Ole Luk knows a thing or two about promoting his projects. Lately he’s been flaunting his creative side in his one man project Afsky, offering handprinted linocuts and guitar picks, handcarved out of bark by Ole himself, when buying the debut EP.

So, who in this world, could possibly come op with the idea, of releasing a tribute to the analog days of music. A two track limited edition cassette tape,  with only 100 handnumbered tapes for sale? Solbrud, of course..

In relation to a Facebook post not long, I questioned if Afsky’s high level of activity recently meant the death of Solbrud. The answer told me that the band, despite keeping a low profile at the moment, was in fact alive and well. Even better, they were working on new material. This release backs it up.

This cassette features a brand new track, recorded by the guys themselves, in their Copenhagen placed rehearsal bunker. “Besat af mørke” shows a band that has not forgotten how to do, what they normally do best; write intense, emotional and highly atmospheric black metal.


The B-side of the tape contains something, almost, equally exciting; The band played at Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway, last year – and a live recording of my own personal Solbrud favourite “Klippemennesket” is shared from that performance. E-x-c-e-l-l-e-n-t.

At this moment, the band has sold around half of the 100 tapes, being put up for sale; if you miss out on the oportunity of buying  one, don’t feel (too) sad.. The Danish radioprogram Sort Søndag (Black Sunday) premiered both tracks sunday evening, and can be heard in the podcast at 47:09 and 01:42:25.

So, what are you waiting for…? Visit their Bandcamp, and order your own copy!

Don’t want to miss a beat? – then go ahead and  “Like” the PLBM Facebook page.



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