Novarupta is the new band formed solely by Alex Stjernfeldt (ex-The Moth Gatherer), though you shouldn't write this off as a one man show. Novarupta will release its debut record Disillusioned Fire on April 29 and will feature vocalists Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Jörgen Sandström (Krux, ex-Entombed, ex-Grave), Martin Wegeland (Domkraft), Tomas Liljedahl (ex-Breach, The Old Wind), Claudio Marino (Tid), Joel Segerstedt (The Open Up And Bleeds), Jonas A. Holmberg (This Gift Is A Curse), and Ossian Reynolds (Lola Zaza).
Here's what Stjernfeldt had to say about the record.
“To me, this album is the painful beauty that shines through the prisms of imperfections of mankind in a world on the verge of collapse, a journey into the dark parts of the soul and mind, but also a journey of survival, realizing that it is ok to feel this way, that you are stronger than you think. The music is drawn from these places where the esoteric oppression thrives on your psyche. The world took me for a freak, so I used that to create a frequency.”
Disillusioned Fire was mixed by Kristoffer Folin (Domkraft), mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Terra Tenebrosa, Greenleaf, Crippled Black Phoenix) and was given artwork by Arjen Kunnen (Amenra). Check out the debut single "Pyroclastic Flows" below featuring Sandström and keep up with Novarupta here.