Swedish extreme symphonic metallers ZORNHEYM have inked a deal with the Dutch label Non Serviam Records. The debut single, entitled "The Opposed" , will be released on the 19th of August through all digital platforms.
The single and the forth-coming album have been recorded and mastered by
Sverker Widgren, a renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian
extreme metal scene (October Tide,
Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical) with cover art created by the wildly talented
photographer and designer Jens Rydén
The single is part of Zornheym’s concept that revolves around the horrors of a
mental institution and its inmates. Each song also has its own comic strip
drawn by the amazing artist Anu Bring
(Märvel, Evil-lÿn, Satan’s fall).
Symphonic Extreme Metal band based in Stockholm - founded and
led by multi-instrumental mastermind and songwriter Zorn.
After parting ways with his former band Dark
Funeral, he was determined to shake up the traditional Metal meets
Symphony approach with his new band Zornheym. Zornheym quickly grew from
an ambitious idea into a dramatic musical and cinematic narrative revolving
around the horrors of a mental institution and its prisoners.
Inspiration drawn from icons such as Dissection,
DimmuBorgir and King Diamond is paired with real
string orchestration and a powerful full choir. Every song on the debut album
will have a visual accompaniment in the form of short graphic stories with
further exploration of the themes as short films in place of the standard
approach to music videos.
The line-up is completed by Facebreaker'sBendler on vocals, guitarist and
musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical drummer Angst. The debut album has been
recorded at Wing Studios by SverkerWidgren, renowned veteran of
sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical)
Zornheym- Where Hatred Dwells And Darkness Reigns Vocals: Bendler(Facebreaker,
tour/session vocalist for Scar Symmetry) Leadguitars: Zorn (ex-Devian, ex-Dark Funeral, AktivDödshjälp) Guitars: Scucca Drums: Angst (Diabolical) Bass: TBA
Why the name of Eternal Wisdom? Any special meaning?
As I formed the Band I wrote the book “The Little Book of Eternal Wisdom” by
the mystic Heinrich Suso. At this point I must make mention that I will chance
the name to “Buried in a Womb” for the next album coming in 2017. There are
some style changes, so I think it´s the best to work under a new banner.
Eternal Wisdom is a band from a single person (Johannes Tullner)
complicated what do everything in a band?
It´s absolutely great to run a one-man-band because it´s pure self-realization.
Sure, the studio work is longer than in normal bands but for me it works and it
is worth it.
The lyrics of your songs try to themes of cabbalism, hermeticism and theosophy.
In the past I was very into the whole occult and theosophical stuff but in the
meantime my interests have changed. The next album is more about existentialism
and nihilism and this was the reason for the name change as well.The lyrics of the next album are a story
about a child which is living into an existential vacuum and suffer by
Have been part of the band Thrash Metal Blooddawn burning even CD.
the band disintegrated?
We disbanded at the wrong time. We released the debut album and signed a deal
with the polish label Mad Lion Records. After that, we split up. But at this
time the most members, me included, had no more pleasure to still running the
The debut of Eternal Wisdom was "... "Of Eternity". That such
were the comments?
come his second CD". Meditation of the cleansing fire"as you did with
can you tell us?
The first two records were very melodious and strongly influenced by Naglfar,
Sacramentum or Dissection. I think that both albums are cool records but it´s
definitely not the best stuff I wrote.
Why do decide to change to a third CD with more death thrash metal influences?
Primarily I´m a big fan of 80´s Thrash and 90´s Death Metal. As I said, the
first two albums was solid records but the harsh aggression was missing. That
was the reason to combine the Swedish melodic metal with Thrash and Death
Metal. But I´m open minded for more different Influences. The next Album is
influenced by crust core music for example. It sounds like Dissection meets
The third CD. Does 'Pathei Mathos' influences that bands?
I would say old Sepultura, old Pestilence and stuff like that.
That you can tell us about the issues of the CD. 'Pathei Mathos'?
There are some copies left but the whole album is available as free download
from the bandcamp page as well.
I read that they have released a new CD. Titled "In Infinitum" not
what is heard, but I can say that style have?
“In Infinitum” was the first album I wrote for Eternal Wisdom in 2006. I
recorded a demo of “In Infinitum” but I never released it because the sound was
terrible. I edited the recordings and re-recorded some parts. I released it in
April this year. You could say it´s like the Goatlord album of Darkthrone. It
was important for me to release that Album because it represents my beginnings.
Which are your favoritebands from
Germany olds and news?
This is hard. I would say my favorite old German bands are Protector, S.D.I. or
Bands? Nothing! I´m stuck in the past.
Some final words for the readers of The Legion of TchorT Zine and Where our
readers can buy their merchandise?
Be prepared for Buried in a Womb (EX-ETERNAL WISDOM) and the new album which
coming in 2017. For merch and free downloads visit www.otow.bandcamp.com
“Daemonarchrist” Daemon Est Devs Inversvs. Originally known as Immolator and after
3 demos changing their name to Heretical they have been lurking and
refining their darkcraft since 1993!!! This being the bands third full length once
again shows how the oldmixed with the new can be such a brutal and destructive combination.
This also is another perfect example of how symphonic black metal can be
creative yet devastating. You will hear hints of mid era Marduk in some of
the riffing how ever other then that the band has anapproach though not overly original
is all their own as they incorporate their own does of occult sounds and
ambiance that will bring to mind other Italian greats such as Evol (R.I.P.),
Mortuary Drape, Necromass, Opera IX
etc.... They even in corporate the old school gang thrash vocals, some nice lead guitar
work, as well as death metal influences!!! There is some violin and piano on a
couple of tracks to add to the over all atmosphere to. A band that has
resided for far to long in the deepest pits of the underground and
mostly unknown until now will leave it's mark with this epic modern black metal
CD. “Grief for Idol” Finally this release will see the
light on the Western Hemisphere!!! With already 2 demos, 2 dvds, 1 ep, and
2 albums released the band has struck with their most professional and most
complex work!!! The album features bagpipes, choirs, clean vocals, and even a
guest appearance from V ganor [of HELHEIM/TAAKE]!!! With mixtures of
raw melodic death metal to black 'n' roll all on one album this is the bands
strongest and most focused song writing to date along with their most powerful
production to really make the material hit hard!!!!..., Panychida easily stakes
their claim for their own brand of Pagan/Black Metal!!!! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
This is a split release with Werewolf Productions And Cursed Records.