Swedish atmospheric black metallers, Wormwood have released a highly cinematic video set in a post apocalyptic Stockholm for The Archive. The Archive follows the desperation after an unprecedented catastrophe in Sweden.
“Take part of a journey through the past, present and future mistakes of man.”
Arkivet (The Archive) follows mankind’s inability to take care of the earth. The album takes you on a sojourn across lands soon devoid of people, a not-so-far-future where flames become citizens. It will also tell you about the men and women who lost their minds, their will to leave and homelands.
An Arkivet is a document written for those who want to make it easier for their close ones after their passing. Where you can tell how you want to have your funeral arranged, where important documents are located, last wishes, etc.. Wormwood use this as a metaphor for the whole world throughout the seven songs on the album. The last words of an already dead planet….
This is our last transmission to a world we never really knew…. ARKIVET Track By Track-The Archive
The last story written by the few who survived the apocalypse and what man didn’t do to preserve what we had. -OvergrowthWhen nature topples our skyscrapers and when the warning signs from Earth were not heard. -End of MessageThe last message sent out to the endless black cosmos before our protagonist dies. -My Northern HeartA hymn to our ancestors and our previous unsullied land. -EnsamhetenThe sentimental and romantic view from a Nordic perspective as our lands fall into ruin. -The Slow DrownA slow and hopeless journey through the minds of an old lady with dementia. -The Gentle Touch of HumanityIn the wake of humanities’ destruction we follow the afterbirth of man’s collapse.WORMWOOD ARENine – VocalsTobias Rydsheim – Lead Guitars, Keys, VocalsJerry Engström – Rhythm Guitars Oskar Tornborg – Bass, VocalsDaniel Johansson – Drums The first editions of vinyl for Arkivet will include a novel written by author Mikael Strömberg (in Swedish and English) and depicts this tragic incident and the aftermath.
The vinyl edition comes as a 2xLP, beautifully embossed gatefold cover, etched D-side with the “Plague Star”-emblem.
The album was mixed and mastered the renowned pop/dance producer Jonathan Ojeda Pre orders available now