Northern Gothic

by Vederkast

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shutts This is a proper rock album. Fab deep, moving vocals compliment the heavy musicianship. I have read reviews classing this as stoner, maybe, but with a nordic twist and all the better for it. Favorite track: The View.
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FDJ Norwegian stoner metal with a little prog leanings, clean throaty vocals and riffs aplenty! Favorite track: Skirmish.
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Vederkast is a band emerging from prolific music scene of Northern Norway. The members come from diverse musical backgrounds: stoner; metal; hardcore; and pop bands. This experience is forged into melodic, heavy hitting, riff laden stories of loss and redemption on their debut album Northern Gothic.

The album is full of forceful musical ambition respectful to, but not bound by, traditional elements of hard rock. The band aims at creating songs that connect to the audience, while at the same time surprising the careful listener.

The band is based in Tromsø, a town above the Arctic Circle, where dramatic nature has a profound influence on culture. In Northern Norwegian myth vederkast are enchantments that creatures from the underworld wield wilfully upon the innocent.

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released October 23, 2015

Produced by Yngvar Mehus & Vederkast
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Yngvar Mehus at GRStudios
Recorded at Lydproduksjon studio, Tromsø

All music by Vederkast
All lyrics by Vederkast

Paul-Rene Aronsen - Vocals & bass
Finn Fodstad - Guitar & backing vocals
Sindre Bakland - Guitar
Magnus Tornensis - Drums & percussion

Additional guitars and bass by Yngvar Mehus
Skirmish - Cello by Bernt Simen Lund
Malison - Organ by Tarjei Antonsen
My Burden & Meliora - Strings by Bernt Simen Lund,
Julia Neher, Brynjar Lien Schulerud & Andreas Haug

My Burden - String arrangement by Kjetil Andreassen

PR & creative consulting by Maja Sojtaric

Cover design by Sunniva Johannessen

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Track Name: Skirmish
Go away, leave today
Let your body rest again
Stay behind and you will find
This will never see the end

You kept on going home
Claiming that you sleep alone
And then you’d let me in
Leaving traces of our sin

Forlorn and torn
Your blood evokes a thorn
Give way for shame
Give way for lust

Years have passed, you stand fast
It has drained all that I had
When will I come inside?
You will thank me once you’ve tried

You hear my restless voice
Shouting out to you, the coy
Deep down you know what’s real
Still you pretend you cannot feel

Forlorn and torn
Your blood evokes a thorn
Give way for shame
Give way for us

Yet you look nowhere to find
What keeps me alive (it’s you)
You stop at nothing to hide
Yourself from their eyes
Track Name: The View
Put me in the safety box
Don’t ever open up
All seems lost, the state I’m in
Hard to reach the top
The love you give’s not good for me
Cannot comprehend
Trust in me will get you lost
I’ll show you the view from

Where I stand
My world
My plan begins
My world
My plans
Your fall begins

Fences around me float away
Now it’s up to see
All this space it grows on me
Lifts me from my knees
Moving eyes they stare and wait
Doubting every step
Closer to the floating fence
I’ll show you the view from

Where I stand
My world
My plan begins
My world
My plans
Your fall begins
Track Name: Malison
Drag me back into the black hole
The light of day wrecks my soul
Find it closing in
Seasons of joy have left me

Find the path, don’t look back
Once I‘ve found it my soul can rest

Lower my hands, I touch the ground
My head rises up, but there’s no sound
Still there’s no sign of depths from below
Stay on the path, I’ll get there

Find the path, don’t look back
Once I’ve found it, my soul can rest

Moment of truth has confronted me
I know where I am, where the ground leads
Dazed and confused, don’t know where I stand
No matter where, this will be my end

Found the path, I looked back
Don’t know where my soul can rest
Found the path, look straight ahead
Take my last steps
Track Name: My Burden
Stroke your silky hands on my wounded soul
Heal all of me, take your time
I won’t go
Years of abuse takes its toll, now I’m sold
To your everlasting sin
Let it begin

Lay my burden in your hands, then blows away
Swirling hefty then it lands
Back in place
Darkest corners of my mind, were hard to bear
But now I breathe and I have found
You are there

Chase out the storm and set it free
Fed by your warmth, the greatest thing
Chase out the storm I wish I lost
A million miles ago and a million to go

Deep seas plunging over me, hard to
breathe
Force myself to rise above
On my feet
This, my final battle’s come to show me
To stand alone in the dark
I will be
Track Name: Leave Them Behind
Cold night, flashing lights
Eyesight, left to right
Searching for one last thrill
Don’t stop at anything

Take it further into a dark hole
Lose your mind and just let go
Undefeatable, you know
When it’s your time to shine

In the darkest of times
Leave them behind
Just one thought in your mind
Crossing the line

Slowly slipping into place
Burning rubber finds its way

Until the end I will live my friend
Come with me, I will set you free

Over and again
Push it till the end
Nothing will be the same
This will make a change

Take it further into a dark hole
Lose your mind and just let go
Undefeatable, you know
When it’s your time to shine

In the darkest of times
Losing your mind
Just one thought in your mind
Crossing the line

Slowly slipping into place
Burning rubber finds its way

Until the end I will live my friend
Come with me, I will set you free

Found my friend at last
Memory from the past
Trust in who we are
We have come this far
Track Name: Into The Unknown
Take the heat and turn it into
Your own strength, cause you need to
Find your place, where you belong to
Face the past and turn it into

Time will fade and time will heal
Can you see what is real?
Look up on the giant wheel
Grinds and turns, never stops

Let go of your time
Just be free
Lean into the unknown
Let it be

Take the heat and turn it into
Your own strength, cause you need to
Find your place, where you belong to
Face the past and take it with you

Let go of your time
Just be free
Lean into the unknown
Let it be

Pull
Crawl
Through the dirt you
Slept
Woke
All the time you
Dreamt
Saw
Yourself be in charge
Now you can finally see
Track Name: Forget Me Not
You brought me into this world
I would never choose another way
What can I say when it is over?
We’ll meet again another day

Sorrow, remorse and anger
The day your river lost its flow
I had to see you leave
The day your beacon lost its glow

Why take you, the brightest star of all?
So here I am, alone I stand

Wish you could be here for the days to
come
I’ll make the best of them, I swear
You’ll never see me giving up
You’ll never see that I don’t care

So here I am, alone I stand
But I’ll never forget, your legacy lives on

And when it’s time for me to follow you
I hope you’ll help me guide the way
through
And that you’ll open up the gates for me
Then with you once again I’ll stay
Track Name: Meliora
Saw through the glimpse of my own sin
There will be hope for everyone
Losses will come, shaping our path
We will have won, together we stand
What comes around here won’t go away
Fighting our demons, force them to stand

Building our strength, to once rise again
Learn from our loss, from that we’ll gain
Follow the stream guiding our way
Closing us in, see through the glimpse
What comes around here won’t go away
Facing our demons, force them to stand

Saw through the glimpse of my own sin
Losses will come, shaping our path
We will have won, together we stand
What comes around here won’t go away
Facing our demons, force them to stand

Losses will come, shaping our path
We will have won, together we’ll stand
Track Name: Remain
Bits and pieces crumbles into the mash
Coming together then tears it apart
Repeating itself
The future we built gave some hope for us all
We came from nothing now it falls apart
It’s starting again

We hide in the woods to stay clear from the fall
Roots that surrounds us build fences up
high
No one’s getting in
Sensing that time is coming for us all
Keep our heads down, waiting for the call
We will rise again

Free from it all
Blisters in my hands leaves a trace of hope
One by one falls
Forgotten, in the end we will remain

Time is standing still as we wait
The silence will break at the end of the day
The only one standing gives me a place to be safe
Time is standing still as we wait

Free from it all
One by one falls