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Now Hear This: Novarupta | Marine Snow

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Formed in 2018 from the pyres of time spent in Swedish post-metal outfit The Moth Gatherer, Alex Stjernfeldt’s Novarupta has gone on to envelop almost every corner of Sweden’s underground rock and metal community. Named after one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, Novarupta have released Marine Snow, the second instalment in a series of four albums that conceptually focuses on the elemental forces of fire, water, air and earth.

Emerging from a passage of fire onto the ocean floor below, Marine Snow immerses listeners in a sea of blackened sludge, progressive metal and monochromatic psychedelia. As best exemplified on latest single, Broken Blue Cascades, which pressurises the senses with bottomless riffs and sublime vocals from former Red Sparowes/A Storm of Light vocalist Josh Graham. A distinguished voice amongst many on an album which features Lea Amling (Besvärjelsen), Robert Lamu (Skraeckoedlan), Mike Paparo (Inter Arma), Arvid Hällagård (Greenleaf) and Martin Persner (Ghost, Magna Carta Cartel).