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 set to release their debut album this November on Gothenburg’s Suicide Records.
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. Yet in that looming shadow of an Orwellian future, as singles ‘Låsta Dörrar’ and ‘Det Svenska Hatet’ demonstrate, 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’s Det Svenska Hatet will be released digitally and on limited edition 12” yellow vinyl on 30th November through Suicide Records. Pre-order here.
“This band’s music is urgent, melodic, and full of conviction that makes you pay attention! I don’t understand Swedish, but I do feel where Ett Dödens Maskineri s coming from and they have my support.” CVLT NATION
“Most impressively, Ett Dödens Maskineri sound like they would be at home in an arena or in a grimy, beer-covered basement. Their music is anthemic without sacrificing aggression, which helps Ett Dödens Maskineri stand out from other crust and punk artists.” DECIBEL