Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Editor
Denmark’s deathly doom quartet KONVENT will release their new album, ‘Puritan Masochism‘, on January 24th, via Napalm Records.
The band’s first full-length album is a crushing affair of guttural vocals and sinister riffs, amid a mire of menacingly dire music. Trudging through bogs of disturbingly dense, blackened death metal, this mesmerizing mix makes for some intriguing listening. With the album’s delivery, Rikke Emilie List (vocals), Sara Helena Nørregaard (guitar), Heidi Withington Brink (bass), and Julie Simonsen (drums) ensure the new year and new decade will get underway in a most heavy manner.
Listen to the single “Trust” here via the band’s newly issued lyric video below. Included with it is the ‘Puritan Masochism‘ album artwork and details, along with the title track official video. The album follows KONVENT‘s 2017 self-titled demo, which drew high praise from critics and metal fans alike. It is available for streaming at Bandcamp [HERE], where it is currently designated as NYP (Name Your Price) .
01. Puritan Masochism
02. The Eye
04. World Of Gone
06. Waste (feat. Tue Krebs Roikjer)
07. Idle Hands
08. Ropes Pt. I
09. Ropes Pt. II
Following their demo’s arrival, KONVENT made well received appearances at festivals such as Aalborg Metal Festival, Metal Magic Festival, Copenhell Freezes Over, and Roskilde Festival. With these performances, the talk about KONVENT reached critical mass and affirmed their Napalm Records signing. Recorded at Lasse Ballade’s Ballade Studios in Copenhagen, the imminent ‘Puritan Masochism‘ will introduce the world to this European powerhouse.
In related news, KONVENT will embark upon a small European Tour to coincide with the release and plan to hit Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Germany. The routing of the trek is listed below the video.
– KONVENT Album Release European Tour 2020 –
Jan. 24 – Århus, DK @ Atlas [info]
Jan. 25 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset [info]
Jan. 26 – Gothenburg, SE @ The Abyss [info]
Jan. 27 – Oslo, NO @ Vaterland [info]
Jan. 30 – Odense, DK @ PåTaget [info]
Jan. 31 – Hamburg, DE @ Bambi Galore [info]
Feb. 01 – Esbjerg, DK @ Konfus [info]
Feb. 06 – Berlin, DE @ Rock At Sage
Feb. 07 – Hannover, DE @ SubKultur – Hannover [info]
Feb. 08 – Aalborg, DK @ 1000Fryd [info]