SARPEDON: To Release Debut Album "Anomic Nation"

Norway's Sarpedon are finally poised to unleash themselves onto themetal scene, having been years in […]
November 5, 2014

Norway's Sarpedon are finally poised to unleash themselves onto themetal scene, having been years in the making. A long-time project ofguitarist Torgeir P. Krokfjord, the band have been working together forseveral years ' and whilst all members have been pursuing other projects
and careers throughout, the Sarpedon project has now finally come tofruition.

Although relying heavily upon influences such as Savatage, Nevermore,Symphony X, Emperor, and Queen, Sarpedon intends not only to take theseimpulses one step further, but also to combine them into a whole newbeast altogether ' and in the process, declaring war on Prog Metal as weknow it today. Trying not to sound too much like a bearded freelancenothing describing overpriced coffee, Sarpedon's music is anuncompromising blend of the immediate and the sophisticated, with aslight topping of Broadway to go with it.

Torgeir is the musical catalyst of the band, his guitar playingcombining the finest of melodic Scandinavian shredding, and Southernchugging. His brother Eirik P. Krokfjord (all vocals) once startedsinging with Sarpedon in mind ' and now, more than ten years and twosinging degrees from the Norwegian Academy of Music later, he is readyto race out of the blocks of a promising career at the front of one ofNorway's most exciting Metal exports. Drummer Carl Engstrøm hasextensive experience from the Extreme/Black Metal scene (currently alsoplaying and touring with Troll, Endezzma, Astaroth, and Attentat), andcontributes virtuosity at the back, with both Andreas Wærholm and Eirikproducing haunting sound landscapes at the keys.

Having signed with Inverse Records, Sarpedon are ready to become morethan just a distant rumbling. Imagine Dimebag Darrell reborn, fallingfrom the sky onto a moving tank wearing green war paint underneath anopera phantom's mask. This is a ride you'll want to be on. Debut album"Anomic Nation" is released December 5th.

A track "Anomic Nation" from the upcoming album can be heard at thislocation

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