With their debut full-length album “Mother Culture” having hit the streets on Dark Essence Records last month, Norwegian Blackgazers Avast have now premiered a video from the album.
Hailing from Stavanger, Norway, Avast consists of Hans Olaf Myrvang (Agenda) on bass and vocals, Trond Salte (Agenda), Ørjan Lund (Nag) on guitars, and Stian Steensnæs (Lik) on drums. Together they fuse the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of post-rock in order to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerising. Their lyrical themes are not centered around the usual black metal topics, but tend more towards a philosophical and poetical take on social and environmental issues.
You can watch below the video for the track “The World Belongs to Man”:
About the track itself, the band comments:
“The World Belongs to Man” is the contemporary story of humankind and reflects where we find ourselves today, as we begin to realise that our way of life is slowly killing the planet. The song also express anger and frustration at not being able to stop this process, knowing that to be able to do so would require such radical political, economic and cultural changes that certain powerful people would lose both money and power in the process.
Avast will be celebrating the release of “Mother Nature” and rounding off the year with two shows in Norway:
23 Nov: Victoria Pub and Cafe, Bergen
24 Nov: Vaterland, Oslo
For 2019 Avast already confirmed their presence at Trondheim Calling in January and at Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo in April.
“Mother Culture” is available in CD, Digital and limited edition white vinyl formats from all the usual retail and streaming services.