Posted: September 30, 2016 in DARK ESSENCE RECORDS, OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES, Uncategorized
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Dark Essence Records has set the 28th October as the release date for the sixth full-length album from Norwegian Alternative Metallers MADDER MORTEM.  Titled “Red In Tooth And Claw”,  the ten-track album will first be released in CD and Digital formats, with the vinyl edition hitting the streets on the 9th December.

With artwork by Christian Ruud, tracklisting for “Red In Tooth and Claw” is as follows:

  1. Blood on the sand
  2. If I could
  3. Fallow season
  4. Pitfalls
  5. All the giants are dead
  6. Returning to the end of the world
  7. Parasites
  8. Stones for eyes
  9. The whole where your heart belongs
  10. Underdogs


Formed in 1993, and, having started out with a doom metal sound, MADDER MORTEM became one of the earliest bands from the contemporary Norwegian metal scene to break away from set genre boundaries.   With each of its releases MADDER MORTEM continued to develop, seamlessly transitioning into an experimental progressive metal band with a unique sense of groove and contrasting arrangements.

With a  lineup comprised of Agnete M. Kirkevaag on vocals, BP. M. Kirkevaag on guitar & vocals, Richard Wikstrand on guitars, Tormod L. Moseng on bass and Mads Solås on drums, and with seven years between the release of the band’s last album “Eight Ways” and “Red In Tooth And Claw”,  the band still maintains the trademark MADDER MORTEM sound, which is so well defined by Agnete’s massive vocals that range from the most tender whispers to the most violent screams.  All in all, the long-awaited album retains all of the band’s quirkiness, and gives it a catchy boost, with songs shifting between doomy melodies and hard-hitting riffs.

Madder Mortem PR2

As a taste of what fans can expect, MADDER MORTEM have put together a teaser of some of the songs from “Red In Tooth And Claw”, which can be heard at

More information about MADDER MORTEM can be found on the band’s website at or on Facebook at

The video for the track “Armour”  from MADDER MORTEM’s album “Eight Ways” can be seen below and at


Whilst the video for the track “Where Dream And Day Collide” from the same album can be seen at


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