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Terrorizer Magazine is exclusively streaming the whole of “Längtan”, the third full-length album from Sweden’s Depressive Black Metallers VANHELGA ahead of its release date. “Längtan” can be heard, in its entirety, at

Formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001 by musicians looking for an outlet for their own expression and creativity rather than having to perform other people’s music, VANHELGA’s distinctive, and at times unsettling, sound  straddles the divide between the Black Metal and DSBM genres.  Today’s lineup includes founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (former live session musician for LIFELOVER and ex-SKOGSTRON) on Bass, Guitars and Vocals, J. Gabrielson (ESKAPI, ex-LIFELOVER) on Vocals, J. Ejnarsson (TAKETH) and Wadström (ex-SKOGSTRON) on guitars and D. Franzén on drums.

Set for release in both CD and vinyl formats, the digi pack version of “Längtan”  will hit the streets through the German label Art of Propaganda on the 28th April, while the LP version will appear on Sweden’s Carnal Records on a date to be announced shortly.  The title itself means “Longing”, and is an exploration of the concept that death is not the end of existence, but rather the beginning of true freedom, without all the restraints placed on us by society.  Death, therefore is to be “longed for” rather than feared.  Artwork for the twelve-track album, which is available to pre-order at, is by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano.  Track listing for “Längtan” as follows:

1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig
3. Evig förändring
4. Med mina andetag
5. Joyless
6. Låt snön falla
7. Kärleksförklaring
8. Vansinnesvardag
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
11. Förbarma
12. Exploderande känslostorm

VANHELGA  recently release a  video for the track “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig”, which depicts, through disturbing images,  the  story of a man who wakes up in a confused state and with the dawning realization that he may have  tortured and killed his best friend.  The video for “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig” can be seen below and on VANHELGA’s YouTube channel at


Additionally, the band also released a digital single taken from  the track “Längtan” .  The single, “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig”, which  means “Where Eternity Awaits Me”, can be found on VANHELGA’s own BandCamp page at

VANHELGA are set to play a series of dates in their native Sweden in May along with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and KALL.  Routing as follows:

21 May:   Club Medusa, Stockholm
22 May:   L’Orient,  Linköping
23 May:  Göta Hof, Gothenburg
24 May:  Kulturhuset, Norrköping

Whilst in October they will once again team up with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY for some shows in Germany alongside AGRYPNIE.  Routing as follows:

22 Oct:  Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt
24 Oct:  From Hell, Erfurt
25 Oct:  K17, Berlin
26 Oct:  Bambi Galore, Hamburg

More information about VANHELGA can be found at


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