Today we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Årabrot‘s awesome brand new single “Maldoror’s Love“, a track taken from the band’s brand new album, Why Do You Love, which is out on September 7th on the band’s new home Pelagic Records (listen below).
Årabrot singer and guitarist Kjetil Nernes, commented about the new single: “Maldoror’s Love is for all of you lovers out there whose love has been tainted, corrupted or touched by pure evil. The love of Maldoror is pure like hate. It is real love.”
It comes as no surprise that the singer and guitar player has established himself in a former church in the woods of Dalarna in rural Sweden, where he lives with his wife, piano player and singer Karin Park, and where his band now rehearses and records, surrounded by pianos, organs and hundreds of old bibles that the church left behind when the congregation stopped. The clerical environment was an excellent creative tapestry for a band whose lyrical focus orbits around sex, death and defiance.
Kjetil Nernes has made his own first hand experience with the topics he sings about. He was diagnosed with malignant throat cancer in 2014, in the middle of a tour. Instead of heading in for surgery right away, the band finished a full European tour first, “Every night of that tour was like the last show ever“, Nernes comments, “It was really strange. When a doctor calls and says, ‘you’re terribly sick’, it’s surreal. You go into this phase where life is more vivid and more real, in a weird way. We’ve done so many shows through the years and sometimes it’s a little like going to the factory to do a job. But with an axe hanging over your head you perceive the world differently.“
The band will be on tour in Europe in October with Rosetta and The Ocean, dates below:
31/10 – DE Karlsruhe, Dudefest
01/11 – FR Paris, Backstage
02/11 – UK London, The Dome
03/11 – UK Leeds, Damnation Festival
05/11 – DE Munster, Sputnikhalle
06/11 – DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07/11 – CH Sion, Le Port Franc
08/11 – IT Milan, Santeria Social Club
09/11 – DE Munich