Artist: Liv Sin
Album: Burning Sermons
Label: Despotz Records
Release Date: September 6, 2019
01 Blood Moon Fever 3:15
02 Chapter Of The Witch 4:22
03 Hope Begins To Fade 4:09
04 War Antidote 3:45
05 At The Gates Of The Abyss 3:58
06 Slave To The Machine 3:39
07 The Sinner 2:58
08 Death Gives Life Meaning 4:21
09 Ghost In The Dark 3:54
10 Dead Wind Intermezzo 5:04
Liv Jagrell – Vocals
Patrick Ankermark – Guitars
Chris Bertzell – Guitars
Tomie Winther – Bass
Per Bjevoluk – Drums
Following on from the acclaimed ‘Follow Me’ album, Swedish quintet Liv Sin, led by the unmistakable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex. Sister Sin), the band returns with the powerful and hard-hitting Burning Sermons album. Channeling their love of classic heavy metal with a bruising modern edge, Burning Sermons is a riff-heavy collection; showcasing the band’s innate ability to match melody with aggressive metal with ease. Liv is in particularly fine form throughout, with a voice equally capable of capturing your heart as it is knocking buildings to the ground!
Produced by Emil Nödtveidt (Deathstars) in Black Syndicate Studio, Liv comments on their decision to work with Emil; ‘We wanted to explore a more modern sound with some synthesizers on this album. I think that this album might surprise a lot of our fans. I have known Emil for many years, so it was really fun to reconnect. The first moment he sent us his ideas of our demos I was delirious!’
Guitarist Chris Bertzell explains how the song-writing process differed from their debut: ‘For the first album Liv Sin was only Patrick, Liv, and Per. Now we have spent two years together as a complete band of five on the road and in the studio. Along with more songwriters the band has evolved into having a lot more attitude and catchy melodies.’
Just like with their previous album, the band invited a guest artist on Burning Sermons to sing with Liv in a memorable duet. On the upcoming single, “Hope Begins to Fade”, Liv paired up with Björn “Speed” Strid, the well-known singer of Soilwork and The Nightflight Orchestra.
The band on their collaboration with Björn; “For a heavy bombastic song like “Hope Begins to Fade” that features orchestral elements we wanted to find a cool contrasting voice to Liv, and Björn’s name came up when we were discussing guests for the album with our label. His deep growls and marvelous clear voice were the ultimate combinations to lift this song to the next level and it fits seamlessly with Liv’s tone. His impressive skills from actually both Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra shines through here, which added that extra punch to the song. It was the perfect match!”
Whether it’s the brilliant new single “Slave to the Machine” or the brooding “Hope Begins to Fade” or the classic metal feel of “Chapter of the Witch,” Burning Sermons is an album that will firmly establish Liv Sin as a force to be reckoned with.
Burning Sermons will be released on September 6, 2019.