Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have recently released ‘Dødskamp,’ a new single that has been commissioned by Innovation Norway, Visit Norway, and the Munch Museum. Along with four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music, 1349 were asked to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch.
Since the release of the single, Visit Norway has shared a video in which 1349gives detailed insight as to their inspiration behind the song and why they chose that particular piece.
The video can be seen HERE.
Regarding the single, 1349 guitarist Archaon commented: “Munch is arguably the biggest Norwegian artist throughout history, together with Edvard Grieg, I suppose. His works are tremendously dark and eerie, reflecting a lot of anxiety, pain and loneliness, in the way I perceive them. So, it suited us perfectly. I chose the work “Dødskamp” which directly translates “Death Struggle” and speaks volumes for itself. It was an emotionally Heavy task, and also a completely new way to compose. As well as some very long nights, bereaved of sleep. In the end though, it was worth it. This is the soundtrack to the dilemmas of mortality.”
The new single can be found on all digital platforms here and streamed via the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel below. The song is available on vinyl, together with the bonus track “Atomic Chapel” and can be pre-ordered theSeason of Mist shop. 1349 will return with a full length release later this year.
‘Dødskamp’ can be pre-ordered HERE.
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