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Vattnet Viskar Change Their Name, Lineup & Sound, Stream “Dark Black”


Vattnet Viskar have shortened their name to Vattnet going forward and will release a new album in the coming months. The band have signed a worldwide deal with New Damage Records for that and are streaming a new song from it titled “Dark Black” below. The name isn’t the only thing to have changed for the band, as vocalist/guitarist Nick Thornbury exited the lineup with bassist Casey Aylward stepping up to take his place. Aylward commented:

“This is definitely the first riff that kicked off the record and solidified the direction that we knew we wanted to aim for going forward. As for lyrics, it’s about people in your life that consistently let you down, the people around them down, and of course themselves down.

There’s a point where there is really no helping them because you realize that ultimately their freedom of choice will supersede anything you could do for them, and even if you cut them out of your life, you and others can still be collateral damage. It can be a dark thing to completely give up on humans or to be given up on. The title is an attempt to add a futile amount of humor to the subject, dark comedy if you will, dark black. Macabre.”

As you’ll no doubt notice, the song also represents a strong shift in sound for the band as well, with the atmospheric black metal of the past seemingly having been retired.

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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