NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Saturnine Ancestry' Single Now Available

NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Saturnine Ancestry' Single Now Available

"Saturnine Ancestry", the new single from the Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", which will be released on September 27 via Eisenwald.

The band's founder and vocalist Nephente states: "'Saturnine Ancestry' is the first single, and also the opening track of 'Into The Vast Uncharted', thus it sets the tone for the album, both when it comes to the music and the lyrical themes. I would say that 'Saturnine Ancestry' is dark, looming and existential, and quite introspective as are most of my texts on this album."

NETHERBIRD has blurred the boundaries between black, death and other extreme strains of heavy metal since 2004. The band was founded by like-minded individuals among the Swedish metal scene with the intentions of creating harsh metal while drawing inspiration from black and death metal without any regards, or limitations, to the structures surrounding each respective sub-genre.

While originally conceived as a studio project, NETHERBIRD featured a wide array of renowned guests and guild members to add their personal touch to the musical canvas: Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-PARADISE LOST), Janne Saarenpää (THE CROWN), Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (THE PROJECT HATE, KATATONIA), among others. Even the further history of NETHERBIRD as a band credits a long list of versatile musicians, such as Nils Fjellström (NORDJEVEL, ex-DARK FUNERAL), Tobias Gustafsson (ex-EUCHARIST), Erik Röjås (STERBHAUS, ex-DECADENCE), Love Stark (MEPHORASH, WITHERSHIN), to join the unit at different stages and refine its sound with their unique skills.

Over the years, NETHERBIRD has released four full-length albums and made a number of tours across Europe, including several festival appearances. Their latest album is 2016's critically acclaimed "The Grander Voyage", which catapulted the band into the higher echelon of extreme underground metal. Now it is time for the next step with the release of "Into The Vast Uncharted" via Eisenwald.

"We are very pleased to announce that we have signed to Eisenwald and that our next album, 'Into The Vast Uncharted', will be the first release we do with them," says Nephente. "We see this collaboration as a natural step for us, and we feel that Eisenwald share our vision and musical direction. Onwards!"

NETHERBIRD is:

Johan "Nephente" Fridell - vocals
Pontus "Bizmark" Andersson - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Tobias "Tinitus" Jakobsson - guitars, backing vocals
Johan "Nord" Nordin - guitars, vocals
Micke "M.A." André - bass
Fredrik Andersson - drums

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