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The 2017 studio album from one of Norway’s most significant Black Metal acts of recent times. Featuring guest appearances from Dimmu Borgir’s Silenoz and 1349’s Seidemann.
Primarily inspired by the works of Darkthrone & Burzum, Mork’s third album Eremittens Dal stands as a tribute to the spirit of old-school Norwegian Black Metal. Raw production and ice-cold riffs combine with the band's dynamic and atmospheric twists and the album effortlessly alternates between the ferocious and the melancholy. Covering themes of hate, death, seclusion and misanthropy, both lyrically and in the way that a one-man-band makes music in solitude, the music is perfectly fitting of the title (translated as Valley Of The Hermit).
The suitably grim pencil cover art comes courtesy of Jannicke Wiese-Hansen, who famously made artwork for early Burzum and Satyricon releases. Having featured guest vocals from Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto on its previous album, Eremittens Dal includes special guest appearances from Dimmu Borgir's Silenoz who contributes vocals on two tracks, plus additional bass parts from 1349's Seidemann.
Mixed by Freddy Holm at Kleiva Studio and mastered at Enormous Door in the US.
"Mork caught my attention a couple of years ago and I was immediately drawn to the atmospheric and reclusive soundscapes, enticed by the desolate and solitary approach - true to the old Norwegian Black Metal ways. It was as if I was thrown back in time. So when I got asked to add vocals on two tracks I didn't hesitate to comply, I just instantly knew I was meant to have a part in it!" - Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir)
"Many have tried, many have failed. Mork nails it.” - Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone)
"I have seen the future of black metal, and it's name is Mork. Halden Hellfire!..” - Seidemann (1349)
1. Hedningens Spisse Brodder
2. Holdere Av Fortet
3. Forsteinet I Hat
4. Eremittens Dal
5. I Hornenes Bilde
7. Et Rike I Nord
8. I Enden Av Tauet
9. Mørkets Alter