The Danish black metal band ORM recently announced the release of their long awaited second album ‘Ir’ (‘Verdigris’) containing two long compositions which will see the light of day on August 30th. Now, the band releases the first album excerpt of five minutes from the record’s side A in a filmed live version, and the album’s physical formats are also available for pre-ordering.
ORM’s second album ‘Ir’ is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two compositions ‘Klippens Lyse Hal’ (‘The Bright Hall Of the Cliff’) and ‘Bær Solen Ud’ (‘Carry Out the Sun’) which clocks in at 23 and 24 minutes respectively. The band’s guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen has produced the album and the band has also designed the record’s visual side themselves. Recently, ORM released the first sounds from ‘Ir’ in an album trailer, but now the band unleashes the first genuine excerpt from the album in the shape of five minutes from the record’s side A ‘Klippens Lyse Hal’. The excerpt is not sound directly from the album though but instead it comes from a recent live session in the Copenhagen based studio Black Tornado, produced by the band itself and filmed by film makers Bjørn Patterson and Anders Dahl.
Listen and watch as ORM performs an excerpt from ‘Klippens Lyse Hal’ from ‘Ir’ HERE
ORM (Danish for ‘serpent’) assumed form in 2015 and in 2017, the band released its first and eponymous album. ‘Orm’ arose with its mythical tales of man and nature accompanied by a grandiose, melodic yet raw and direct black metal. The next chapter of ORM’s history is ‘Ir’. On ‘Ir’, the contrasts are bigger, the complex is more complex, the simple more simple and the melodies are poignant and contagious. The form is elongated, dynamic and adventurous, and the musical ambition and performance bears witness to an ensemble void of compromise and led solely by its own flame – where ever it may lead to. The album’s narration revolves around the impermanence of all things and is a personal reflection on how this aspect is contained within the human drama, religion and nature.
‘Ir’ will be released on vinyl, cassette and digital formats on August 30th 2019 through Indisciplinarian. The vinyl version comes in 400 black copies and 100 white copies, both with a beautiful gatefold with a booklet, and the cassette version comes in 150 white copies in a slipcase. Both physical versions of the album are now available for pre-ordering via Indisciplinarian webshop HERE.
In connection with the album release, ORM will play a string of Danish shows, among those a release show at Alice in Copenhagen the day before the release. The band has also added two November shows in Aarhus and Odense, and they are among the headliners at the Raise Your Horns festival on their native island of Bornholm in September. Mainland European shows are currently being booked for early 2020.
ORM live 2019
02.11.19 – Odense, Studenterhuset (DK) – Event
Simon Sonne Andersen – Guitar and vocals
Theis Wilmer Poulsen – Guitar and vocals
Troels Cort Nielsen – Bass
Adam Schønemann – Drums
ORM – Ir