WEREWOLF RECORDS, freshly in conspiracy with HELLS HEADBANGERS, is proud to present the highly anticipated third album of FÖRGJORD, Uhripuu. Hailing from the forever-thriving Finnish black metal underground, FÖRGJORD is one of that scene's stranger and more unique entities. Existing since the mid '90s, the trio have largely shied away from the spotlight - even when that spotlight is blacklit and dim - and patiently parcel out their releases, with a sparse-yet-solid discography to date. Sielunvihollinen - their second album, released to critical acclaim in 2012 - furthered the idiosyncratic FÖRGJORD aesthetic, but now with Uhripuu, they've triumphed yet again with a scabrous 'n' unorthodox journey into black metal's most rotten depths. But for however maldorous their melodicism is, it is precisely that - meldodicism - which makes FÖRGJORD so bewitching, the way oddly hummable passages push past the ripped-raw soundfield and create a wild, entrancing disconnect. It is this aspect which fondly reminds of France's Black Legions, the eternal struggle between trance and trash, but naturally, a distinctly Finnish air of melancholy permeates the mildewed black metal at hand. Lay before the sacrifice tree of Uhripuu and let FÖRGJORD sever you from the bonds of earthly reality!
The next severance can be heard exclusively HERE , courtesy of Decibel , North America's only monthly metal magazine. The first two severances, "Kiviseen Syleilynn" and the Uhripuu 's title track, can be heard exclusively HERE at Werewolf 's Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered.
Werewolf Records is a Luciferian metal temple founded in 1998. The wolfish cry from the Carelian battleground, Werewolf Records exclusively releases black metal and congruent noize. In this age when black metal’s worth is questionable, idealism and rigor are the exception when they should be the highest law. We uphold the law of the Wolf – the destruction of the weak and the false so that the original vitality of the dark magic art can continue to grow and create the foundations for an empire. Black metal is Will and Power. We deal with material that inspires us on our journey towards our own kingdom - a kingdom that is not yours, but bears a resemblance to the one there could be for you. Now in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers , the temple of Werewolf Records shall wage its war farther and wider than ever, with no spiritual surrender.