Witherscape, the band that consists of Dan Swanö (Nightingale, ex-Edge of Sanity, etc.) and Ragnar Widerberg, as well as lyricist Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom), will be releasing The Northern Sanctuary on July 22 via Century Media Records.
The band already has an album and an EP out, both of which are fantastic and are from 2013 and 2014, respectively, and follows a concept throughout. The new album is no different and continues on with the story.
“The theme picks up where we left off with the “The New Tomorrow” EP. There is a 50 year jump in the time line from the 1st album and the main character “Mannen i vitt” (The man in white) has purchased the house where all the horror initially happened. He’s restored it and rents out rooms to people from the big cities, who are aiming for some peaceful northern Swedish silence. But the entity still haunts the house and “Mannen i vitt” is possessed by it, so consequently he/it does terrible things to the “patients”. Since the house is built on one of the gates to hell, there’s a ritual taking place, opening the hellish dimension from where the evil entity once came, so it can go back there…”
Seriously, we're stoked on keeping you up to date with this album's singles, but in the meantime definitely check out the band's older work!