Title: In Splendor Below
Catalog number: set208
Format: 12" gatefold LP (black) + t-shirt
Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Release date: 2019
Black Fruit of the Loom Valueweight t-shirt with large prints + limited black vinyl in gatefold sleeves + digital download.
See measurements of the t-shirt here.
With a history tracing back to the epicentre of melodic death metal in Sweden, OCTOBER TIDE have come a long way and have generated a spark that is strongly felt in the energy of the scene."In Splendor Below" is the latest addition to their vibrant discography of guitar-driven, emotive death/doom metal art. It packs some of the most authentic and unique compositions from the capable hands of founding member and long-time Katatonia guitarist, Fredrik Norrman, his brother and guitarist Mattias Norrman (ex-Katatonia), vocalist Alexander Högbom (Demonical), bassist Johan Jönsegård (Letters From The Colony) and drummer Jonas Sköld (Letters From The Colony / Thenighttimeproject). While Fredrik prefers for the music to speak for itself, he finds the new album "a bit more aggressive, a bit more death metal, and with an overall colder feeling than previous records".
Formed in 1995 by Katatonia members, Jonas Renkse (Bloodbath) and Fred Norrman, OCTOBER TIDE spawned two, now-cult releases, "Rain Without End" (1997) and "Grey Dawn" (1999), before going on hiatus for over eleven years. In 2009 Norrman parted ways with Katatonia, and resurrected OCTOBER TIDE, consolidating the band's reemergence with a new album titled "A Thin Shell", feat. Tobias Netzell of In Mourning on vocals. Since then, the band evolved through two more studio albums, "Tunnel Of No Light" (2013) and "Winged Waltz"(2016), both of which featured exceptional guitar work, on top of OCTOBER TIDE's emotional touch on death metal.
"In Splendor Below" album was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamd studios (Bloodbath, Katatonia, Breach, Craft). It was produced by Alexander Backlund from Nailvillage Studio (Thenighttimeproject / Letters From Colony) and October Tide. Tomarum av Christine Linde created the cover artwork.
1. I, The Polluter
2. We Died in October
3. Ögoblick Av Nåd
4. Stars Starve Me
6. Guide My Pulse
8. Envy of the Moon
Saint Nolff @ Motocultor Fest, FR
Fontaine L'Eveque @ MCV Apache, BEL
Beyond The Gates Festival @ Bergen, NO
Dresden @ Chemiefabrik, GER
Bratislava @ Loud Farm Fest, SVK
Andernach @ Deathfeast, GER
Spital Am Emmering @ Kaltenbach Open Air, AT
Vienna @ Viper Room, AUT
Graz @ Club Q, AUT
Salzburg @ Rockhouse, AUT