Release Date: February 22, 2019
Debut album, 1st LP pressing, 300 worldwide available on translucent red wax
Distinctly Scandinavian; the band fuses the driving rhythms unique to the best of Swedish forward-thinking hardcore whilst preserving the venom of their punk scene alongside the heaviness of the country’s finest. But it’s in the song-writing that HORNDAL really excel; effortlessly weaving their narrative of urban decay into their dynamic and immediate fist-to-the-face anthems.
‘Remains’ tells the true horror story of the devil’s destruction of their hometown of Horndal in the 1970’s. A small, industrial centre found amongst the woods of Sweden - the steel mill which was the lifeblood of the community was threatened with closure. This was dramatised in protest as social allegory and depicted the devil casting his shadow over the town to send their exploited workers to an early grave. Sadly, the story came true…the livelihood of the people was indeed closed down and the town was left for dead. Long live Horndal.
This debut album follows on from their warmly received debut EP, which they recorded with the legendary Steve Albini (Big Black / Shellac). Leading into the new record, HORNDAL have played across Scandinavia with the likes of The Bronx and Victims, amongst others.
Henrik – Vocals, guitars
Pontus - Drums
Fredrik - Guitars
Erik - Bass