NewsMarch 18, 2023 8:19 PM ET558 views

Finnish black metal band Ondfødt ready fourth record, share single via Black Lion Records


Finnish black metalists Ondfødt are gearing up to unleash their fourth album, Det Österbottniska Mörkret, on May 26, 2023 via Black Lion Records. The album features intense, lyrically profound tracks, with vocals in both Finnish and English. The album was written by Ondfødt's vocalist and guitarist, Owe Inborr, in 2022, and the other band members helped refine it to perfection before recording it in September 2022 at Wolfthrone Studios, where it was mixed and mastered. The album also includes guest appearances by Jacob Björnfot (KVAEN) and Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns, who lends his vocals on the latest single, "Where Death Roams" which can be heard below 

Inspired by the region of Ostrobothnia, in Western Finland, where the band was formed in 2013, Ondfødt has embraced the dark folk tales and traditions of their homeland since childhood. Previous releases by Ondfødt include Norden (2021), Dödsrikets Kallelse (2019), Hexkonst (2014), and their self-released debut EP, I (2013).


The band comments on the album:

"This album is about exploring the darkest side of Ostrobothnia, both lyrically and sonically. If you are from Ostrobothnia you will understand the endless darkness during winter when the sun is barely going above the horizon. You will also understand the dark history of the witch hunt in this part of Finnish history. "Det Österbottniska Mörkret" is about all of that and going even deeper to the roots of all the evil spirits that live in the area. This album's focus is to take you through the dark history of murders and the darkest side of people driven by religion. And as well as the urban legends of the spirits and the evil creations that live in the endless forests of Ostrobothnia. And finally, the record takes you through death itself, for example, in the song "Dödsrejson". 'You feel the life is slowly fading, everything turns cold, You close your eyes and let go, soon you'll be home again'."


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