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Swedish band GOD MOTHER reveal new “studio diary” video, reveal behind-the-scenes look at the making of its new EP, Obeveklig

Swedish band GOD MOTHER has revealed a new “studio diary” video giving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of its new EP, Obeveklig. Shot on location at Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm with engineer Staffan Birkedal, the video shows the jovial Swedes butchering “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and the Super Mario Bros. theme, as well as tracking portions of their own new songs from the upcoming new EP.

Obeveklig was mixed and mastered by Cult of Luna drummer Magnus Lindberg. The EP will see a May 6th release (digital and 7″ vinyl). Pre-order Obeveklig, here.

Obeveklig is Swedish for “relentless,” and God Mother‘s approach on its new EP is indeed, relentless. The Stockholm four-piece barrels forth as if they have exhumed the most epic moments of early Converge and The Dillinger Escape Plan, boiled them down and used them as rocket fuel. Obeveklig is God Mother‘s first new work to be released in almost 5 years and it is startlingly lean and mean – the sound of a chained dog released from its cage.

The Dillinger Escape Plan founder/guitarist Ben Weinman, who released God Mother‘s 2017 album, Vilseledd, on his label, Party Smasher Inc, and who gave the band an opening slot on one of TDEP’s final farewell shows in New York that year, delivered this endorsement: “After 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable ‘force majeure’…”

God Mother

Photo by Annie Månsson

Pitchfork’s review of Vilseledd upon its release, read: “Sweden’s God Mother blend d-beat, grind, math rock, and more, contorting tradition rather than kowtowing to it… The quartet are miles ahead of their peers…”

In the years since 2017, God Mother toured the US with the likes of Cult Leader and The Number Twelve Looks Like You, played numerous festivals around the world (Obscene Extreme, Brutal Assault, ArcTanGent, and more), and wrote the songs that would become Obekevlig. “Musically, on this EP, we were influenced by bands that we toured with,” states drummer Michael Dahlström. “Seeing other great acts live always inspires you to get better.”

The experience of living in the COVID-19 era has been an influence on the band as well. Like most bands on Earth, God Mother was stopped in its tracks by the global events of early 2020; the ravenous energy heard on Obeveklig is that of a band raring to go after an unplanned hiatus. Furthermore, all four band members switched careers during the pandemic and half of them became fathers. The urgency of Obeveklig is the sound of a band with a heightened awareness of the fact that life is change, life is transformation, and all we have is the present day.

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