Sarke release their 4th LP this week, and epic dark tale of Icy Winds and Walking Dead.
A highly conceptual album is always good for late nights. This fits the bill.
This is all about Torolv Bogefod from the Norse classic Eyrbyggja saga. After an ugly deathm Torolv breaks out of his tomb and terrorizes the villagers, causing death and devastation. This a 1000 year old Viking story, retold only the way Sarke can.
Several retrospective musical elements enhance the underlying story, as the warm sound of a 100-year-old guitar colours the otherwise icy and grim atmosphere of Nocturno Culto’s screams. In addition to this, the ballad in the track ‘Dawning’ in between all the ripping and chilling moments throughout the album enriches the contrast and contributes to telling the story’s true and folky nature.
With the help of Steinar Gundersen (Satyricon) on guitar, Thomas “Sarke” Bergli (Khold, Tulus) on bass and Anders Hunstad (El Caco)on keyboard, Nocturno brings the epic saga to life.
Both Sarke as a band, and the story Bogefod’s lyrics presents will take part in a movie called SAGA, where Nocturno Culto has a leading role. Looking forward to that!
Pick up the LP from Indie Recordings, as well as Amazon on the 11th March.