MARTYRDÖD To Release Their Sixth Album List Via Southern Lord This November

 MARTYRDÖD To Release Their Sixth Album List Via Southern Lord This November

The unparalleled Swedish giants of modern metallic d-beat, MARTYRDÖD, return this November with their sixth full-length of endlessly fascinating, devastatingly different crust, List, once again through Southern Lord, as with 2012’s Paranoia and 2014’s Elddop. Their calling card of lamenting melodies churned out at breakneck pace has become more and more pronounced with each new record, and now on List, MARTYRDÖD has elevated to a new artistic high point. The combination of crisp Scandinavian metal distortion and intricate, folk-like guitar leads contribute to a record that feels like one for the ages — very much like the fearsome, In Extremis.


The very first sample from List has been issued in the form of a video trailer for “Harmagedon” – the full video to be shared soon. crackling with velocity and filled to the brim with incendiary guitar work, this is a track that references so much of Sweden’s metal history while staying true to the infallible punk engine that powers them, the d-beat.

MARTYRDÖD is a central figure in the modern era of the international community of crust, in no small part due to their members’ links to other exemplary bands such as Skitsystem and Agrimonia, but over the years, their powerful allure has resonated in a whole host of intrigued listeners across the spectrum of heavy, enamored by their bleak outlook and scorching melodies. For fifteen years, the members of MARTYRDÖD have honed their craft to a level of mastery, and it shows — List is quite possibly the most refined record to slip in to their furious, spiky discography, and it doesn’t let up for a moment.


List will be released via Southern Lord on November 25th, with additional video and audio assets to follow in the coming weeks, as well as preorder info.

“[Elddop] doesn’t merely improve on the band’s already incredible body of work; it distills MARTYRDÖD‘s sound to its most exciting elements, leaving everything but the highlights on the cutting-room floor…Elddop feels totally fresh and thrillingly new, yet employs only those tools fashioned in the ancient forges… I can’t imagine any generation of metal fan for whom Elddop would seem inappropriate – in many ways, it’s the very essence of metal.” – Stereogum

 “A mouldy spill-stain dried into the floor of the extreme underground? Not anymore. Crust-punk might revel in its filth-under-the-fingernails status, but this generation – spearheaded by Swedish fiends MARTYRDÖD – are slicing through the grime with spiked metallic sheen. There’s a streak of Bathory’s epic Scandinavian grandeur, punched through with a fistful of Metallica’s thrash…MARTYRDÖD have polished their serrated cutting edge to perfection here.” – Kerrang

Review copies of List will be released in the coming days.

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Romanian transplant in the beautiful Northwest, I have been listening to metal ever since I could walk. My son got introduced to metal way before he was born. I am a freelance writer, when I don’t listen to metal, or go to concerts, I spend my time working in the Emergency Department. Enjoy!

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