Sweden’s In Solitude have announced their third album, Sister, which has a street date of October 1st in North America and September 27th/30th in Europe/UK. Check out the NWOBHM/doom vibe in the album’s title track, “Sister,” which is a sound In Solitude is known for:
Vocalist Pelle Åhman had this to say about the band and the new album:
“It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming, and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.
It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we’ve ever made, and we can’t wait for you to experience it too.”
Sister was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden, in March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, The World.The Flesh.The Devil. In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic. Sister compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness (see “Lavender” and the title track).
The album concludes with an eight-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.
North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their Wild Hunt tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below.
If you’re digging what you’re hearing in “Sister,” you can pre-order the CD, CD and T-shirt bundle, and vinyl at metalblade.com. Also, pre-order a digital copy via iTunes.
In Solitude tour dates:
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
10/11 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
10/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/25 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
10/26 Los Angeles, CA – VEX
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
10/28 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
10/30 Austin, TX – Red 7
11/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Hell
11/02 Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Rock Hard \m/