WITHERSCAPE – ‘The Northern Sanctuary’ out NOW!

The sophomore full-length album entitled The Northern Sanctuary by Swedish progressive Death Metal duo WITHERSCAPE is now available today at select stores throughout the country and online at major digital retailers.

The sophomore full-length album entitled The Northern Sanctuary by Swedish progressive Death Metal duo WITHERSCAPE is now available today at select stores throughout the country and online at major digital retailers.

The Northern Sanctuary has received amazing press reactions thus far with some of the highlights being:

“Album of the Month!” – Sweden Rock Magazine (SE)

“Album of the Month!” – Aardschok Magazine (NL)

# 2 Soundcheck – Legacy Magazine (DE)

# 2 Soundcheck – Rock Hard Magazine (DE)

# 3 Soundcheck – Metal Hammer Magazine (DE)

Both very accessible and still a good bit on the heavy side, Witherscape‘s The Northern Sanctuary is a disc that you might not be able to stop listening to for days or even weeks on end. Without a doubt, this is Dan Swano’s catchiest album yet.” – New Noise Magazine

“The Inheritance is an unreasonably good debut album, but man… The Northern Sanctuary just sounds unreal!” – Alternative Press Magazine

“This will be on many a year end list so don’t miss out.” – Angry Metal Guy


Multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (ex Edge Of Sanity/Bloodbath, Nightingale, etc.), who partners up with fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg in WITHERSCAPE, checked in to comment about the album release and the reactions so far as follows: “We are truly amazed by the response so far! We knew we had something special going on, and it is such a reward to see that so many people agree with the evolution of our sound. Makes all the hard work in the past years worth while”.

The track-listing for WITHERSCAPE‘s “The Northern Sanctuary” album reads as follows:

WITHERSCAPE – The Northern Sanctuary (46:59):

 1. Wake Of Infinity (04:38)
2. In The Eyes Of Idols (03:58)
3. Rapture Ballet (04:25)

4. The Examiner (05:03)

5. Marionette (04:37)
6. Divinity (03:02)
7. God Of Ruin (05:32)
8. The Northern Sanctuary (13:44)
9. Vila I Frid (01:54)

In addition to the standard jewel case version, the LP version comes as Gatefold 180gr vinyl release in its “full dynamic mix” and includes a poster (see above for the design) and the full standard album on CD as bonus.

The LP format is available in the following vinyl options:

Black (unlimited)

Transparent Red (limited to 100x copies, EU webshop)

Clear (limited to 200x copies, EU webshop / CM Distro EU)

Neon Orange (limited to 200x copies, CM Distro USA)

WITHERSCAPE Line-Up:
Dan Swanö – Vocals, Keyboards and Drums
Ragnar Widerberg – Guitars and Bass

WITHERSCAPE Discography:
The Inheritance – 2013
The New Tomorrow – EP 2014
The Northern Sanctuary – 2016

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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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