Danish Black/Heavy Metal outfit Slaegt (a.k.a. Slægt, meaning “lineage” / “heritage” in Danish language and pronounced /slɛɡt/), have launched their second single, “Kiss from A Knife”, today off their upcoming, 4th studio album Goddess, to be released worldwide on March 18 via Century Media Records. Check out “Kiss from a Knife” below.
Slaegt states about the track, “’Kiss From a Knife’ is in some ways the most aggressive and chaotic song we have written to date. But, as the vigilant ones know, a certain order can arise from chaos, if the powers within are harnessed carefully and with the right intent. The lyrics to the song deal with the union, that can occur in interactions, that initially look separating rather than uniting. This might seem like a paradox, but sometimes, the greatest truths in life are found in the biggest contradictions.”
The stunning artwork for “Goddess” was created by Dávid Glomba (Svartidaudi, Cult Of Fire, Malokarpatan), which can be viewed above. The album was recorded and mixed by Martin ‘Konie’ Ehrencrona (Refused, In Solitude, Viagra Boys, Tribulation) at Studio Cobra, and was mastered by Magnus Lindberg (The Hellacopters, Cult of Luna, Dool) at Redmount Studios in Stockholm, Sweden late 2021. The album showcases Slaegt’s most elaborated and accomplished work to date across 6 songs and 40 minutes of playing time. The complete tracklisting of Goddess is listed below.
Slaegt states about “Goddess,” “We are extremely excited and proud to be able to announce our new full-length album “Goddess”! Consisting of six tracks with a total run-time of 40 minutes this is without a doubt our most accomplished work to date. We have been more detailed and thorough than ever in regards to composition, lyrics, and production while still maintaining darkness and high energy in the execution. We have been as experimental as ever and have tried to push ourselves and our music to the limit in every single way regarding the creation of this album. Words cannot describe how much we are looking forward to sharing this collection of songs with all our listeners.
For the recording of “Goddess” we joined forces with legendary mastermind-producer Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and traveled to Stockholm to record every single sound appearing on the record in Studio Cobra. It took ten intense days of non-stop work, far away from home, to create “Goddess” and we are very satisfied with the result. The artwork of the album has been created by the illustrious Dávid Glomba. We were super excited when Dávid responded to our wish for him to work with us and we think that he has done an absolutely outstanding job to fulfill our visual ideas and concepts for this release. We have admired his work for a long time, so it brings us much pleasure to know, that he has also worked with us now. “Goddess” will be unleashed through Century Media on March the 18th, 2022. Get ready!”
The band have just released their first track off of “Goddess” entitled “Fealty, Thunder Whip”, which is now available as special single edit version. Watch the music video below.
““Fealty, Thunder Whip” is a song with lyrics about a relentless desire to prove a point, no matter the price or consequences, coupled with high octane blackened heavy metal, in the signature Slaegt way!” states Slaegt about the track.
Goddess, which can be pre-ordered here, will be available as limited edition CD-Digipak in its first pressing, as Gatefold LP on 180g vinyl with Poster and also as a digital album. The vinyl edition is available in the following variants and limitations
- Gatefold black LP & Poster: Unlimited
- Gatefold red LP & Poster: 300x via CM Distro & Webshop
- Gatefold silver LP & Poster: 300x via Ván Records
- Gatefold clear LP & Poster: 300x via EMP & Nuclear Blast
- Gatefold golden LP & Poster: 300x via Slaegt on tour
- Deceived by an Amethyst
- Kiss from a Knife
- Hunt Again
- Fealty, Thunder Whip
- Stabat Bloody Stabat
Additionally, Slaegt recently announced their European tour with fellow Danish group Demon Head, to promote the new album. See below for the full list of tour dates. Tickets are available to purchase, here.
Slaegt “Nine Black Torches” European Tour 2022 w/ Demon Head:
31.03.2022 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Stairway
01.04.2022 Weimar (Germany) – Kasseturm
02.04.2022 Abtenau (Austria) – Neudegg Alm w/ Grave Miasma, The Ruins of Beverast, etc.
03.04.2022 Dresden (Germany) – Chemiefabrik
04.04.2022 Dortmund (Germany) – Junkyard
05.04.2022 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Baroeg
06.04.2022 Antwerp (Belgium) – Het Bos
07.04.2022 Paris (France) – Glazart
08.04.2022 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk
09.04.2022 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Klub Gromka
10.04.2022 Zagreb (Croatia) – Močvara
11.04.2022 Budapest (Hungary) – Robot
12.04.2022 Vienna (Austria) – Arena
13.04.2022 Prague (Czechia) – Underdogs
14.04.2022 Berlin (Germany) – Urban Spree
15.04.2022 Malmö (Sweden) – Plan B
16.04.2022 Gothenburg (Sweden) – The Abyss
17.04.2022 Stockholm (Sweden) – Hus 7