There’s no question that 2020 has been a year to forget. Rampant discrimination, racism, polarisation, global poverty, infectious disease, historical revisionism and deepening socio-economic divisions. When it comes to hatred, there are few rocks left unturned. Hailing from the city of Falun in Sweden, ETT DÖDENS MASKINERI is a band looking to change what it can by taking those responsible to task. Drawing influence from the crust/death metal of cult Swedish acts Skitsystem, Disfear and Totalitär, along with the discordant anarchy of punk rock bands such as Asta Kask and Strebers, the band are releasing their debut album this coming Monday, November 30th,on Gothenburg’s Suicide Records. Today, we’re stoked to give you the first hearing below!
As a follow-up to last year’s searing Sveriges Humanitära Ruiner EP, new album Det Svenska Hatet – translated; “The Swedish Hatred” – is the quartet’s sonic offering for the creation of a more empathetic and inclusive society; one worthy of celebration. Seeking to destroy Sweden’s ultra-right and stem the flow of racist rhetoric; fascist government and the transfusion of philosophies that’ve poisoned the common good, they know they’ve got their work cut out.
Comments the band: “Traditionally, November 30 has long been celebrated by the Swedish far right movement, glorifying historical national greatness, patriarchal structures and obsolete male ideals.
𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ ”𝐷𝑒𝑡 ”𝑠𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑘𝑎 ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑡” (𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑤𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝐻𝑎𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑑) 𝑤𝑒 𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑢𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑒𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑛ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑠 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑎𝑠𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑆𝑤𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡.
With a fist full of empathy and solidarity we reclaim the date from the national movement with a 12 track punch in their well-groomed alt-right faces.”
Yet in that looming shadow of an Orwellian future, as recent single ‘Låsta Dörrar’ demonstrates, if anger truly is an energy then Ett Dödens Maskineri’s music is an aural dystopia imbued with over thirty years of rage, sorrow and rectification.
ETT DÖDENS MASKINERI are: Daniel Garpebring – Vocals, Guitar, Aidin Razavi – Guitar, Vocals, Erik Öyen – Bass, Andreas Thunmarker – Drums, Vocals
Recorded, mixed and mastered in August 2019 and April 2020 by Erik Berglund at Massiv Musik.