Emerging Brit progressive metal unit FJORDS have just unleashed an engulfing new track Onirica –https://youtu.be/LxHBb9Yu92k , which is the title track of their explosive new album, Onirica, out everywhere on Friday 22nd November.
FJORDS express a commanding progressive and atmospheric metal sound that nods to the majesty and melancholy of European death and doom metal bands such as: Novembre, Katatonia, Agalloch, and Borknagar, and also pulls from the progressive approaches of Opeth, Tool and Leprous.
Hailing from Nottingham, FJORDS were officially born at the end of 2016. Before then, however, they previously existed under the guise, Onirica. Comprised of Jack Thorp (Guitars), Dav Carroll (Vocals) and Dan Bird (Bass), Onirica laid the early creative foundations for FJORDS but it was not until the arrival of ex-October File drummer, John Watt, and Twilight’s Embrace guitarist, Ben Sizer, that FJORDS were truly solidified.
At the start of 2017, the finalised line-up released Ode to the Albatross, an eight-minute debut single which showcased the band’s vision, as well as their experience in combining the heavy, epic atmosphere of European melodic doom with the more rhythmic attributes of modern progressive metal. Ode to the Albatross was met with a number of positive critical responses and helped to place the newly formed quintet on the map. Live performances soon followed, along with offers to play festivals such as Warhorns, and the band commenced work and demoing on their debut album. Trials and tribulations, however, delayed the album for an entire year. Now, their debut album, titled “Onirica” in homage to the early days of the band, is finally complete.
Vocalist, Dav Carroll comments: “‘Onirica’ is born from 10 years of joy, strife, hardship and love of music. It has been a long road travelled, but the end result is a collection of songs recalling dreams, myth and nostalgia that, to us, perfectly embodies that journey made.” The album stands gallantly as a superb body of work clearly mapping out the band’s manifesto and unabashed ability. FJORDS are preparing for a single and video to coincide with the album release, as well as a forthcoming appearance at this year’s HRH Vikings II in Sheffield in late November. Stay tuned!