BESVÄRJELSEN – Swedish for “conjuring” – was forged in 2014. Though clearly rooted in the realms of doom, within their engulfing sound lies traces of progressive metal, punk, folk, and classic rock ‘n’ roll all carefully weaved together resulting in a sound that is at once crushingly heavy and alluringly sophisticated. The band released their debut EP Villfarelser in 2015 which was followed by 2016’s Exil EP. Both releases, though self-financed and released with little outside promotion, were well-received by Swedish media and even found airplay on Swedish National Radio.
Much of 2017 found BESVÄRJELSEN composing the the audio alchemy found on their ﬁrst full-length studio offering Vallmo (Swedish for “poppy”). Vallmo more than ever showcases the band’s enormous potential, the eight-track offering seamlessly wandering from crushing doom riffs to catchy vocals and melodies, deep lyrical content, and storming drum work, all topped by stunning guitar solos and, for the first time since the band’s formation, songs in English as well as their native Swedish.
released March 27, 2018
LEA AMLING ALAZAM - Vocals
ANDREAS BAIER - Guitar, Vocals
STAFFAN STENSLAND VINROT -Guitar, Vocals
ERIK BÄCKWALL - Drums
JOHAN ROCKNER - Bass
All music by Andreas Baier, Staffan Stensland Vinrot,
Erik Bäckwall, Lea Amling Alazam.
All lyrics by Lea Amling Alazam except UNDER EN SVART HIMMEL - by Andreas Baier.
Produced and engineered by Andreas Baier.
Recorded in 2017 at Studio Glashuset and Midlake
Mixed at Midlake studios by Andreas Baier.
Mastered by Panu Posti at Mean Seeds Lab.
Front sleeve design and illustrations Blodpest.
Band photo Erik Bäckwall.
Julia Stensland Vinrot Keyboards
Marja Nordhlund Theremin on track 6, 8
Jonas Kindlund Bass on track 1,2,3,4,7,8
Andreas Baier Bass on track 5,6
Besvärjelsen would like to thank:
Henrik Anestedt, Roger Andersson and Taru Honkonen
at Suicide Records, Dalapop, Fredrik Svensson
at Sweet Leaf, Julia Stensland Vinrot, Jonas Kindlund,
Emelie Draper at Blodpest, JJ Koczan at The Obelsik,
Pontus Strålin and our friends and families.
For news and stuff: facebook.com/besvarjelsen