1349 Debut New Track “Dødskamp”


1349 have released a new track titled “Dødskamp“, which is part of a four song collection that spans multiple genres inspired by the work of renowned Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. That series has enlisted multiple bands and was commissioned by the Munch Musem, Innovasjon Norge and Visit Norway. The more refined readers may have already concluded that 1349‘s track takes inspiration from Munch‘s piece of the same name. The band’s guitarist Archaon commented:

Munch is unquestionably one of the most important Norwegian artists. His work is dark and eerie and reflects a lot of anxiety, pain, and loneliness in the way I perceive them. So it suited us perfectly.

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I found this very exciting, especially as I’ve grown up with several Munch pieces on the walls. I chose the work “Dødskamp“, which directly translates to “Death Struggle” which speaks volumes for itself. It was an emotionally Heavy task, and also a completely New way to compose and execute [for us]. It created some very long, sleepless nights but in the end it was worth it. This is our soundtrack to the dilemma of mortality.”

You can hear the track below, while a single for it backed with a live performance of “Atomic Chapel” will be released as a 10″ on April 05th. 1000 copies of that in total will be pressed with 500 on gold vinyl and the other 500 on black vinyl. Pre-orders for it are available now here.