Swedish hardcore crust punk! Premiere: FREDAG DEN 13:E ‘Dystopisk Utsikt’

The Scandicrust institution known as Fredag den 13:e was formed in Gothenburg/Sweden back in 2006. The five guys had met through local punk shows and decided to combine the raw power of Swedish punk acts like Anti Cimex and Mob47 with the rock ‘n roll feel of Poison Idea and Motörhead. After the first 7” was released in 2007 the band have to this day released three full length albums – ’Under Iskalla Fanor’ (2010), ’Tjugohundratretton’ (2013) and ’Domedagar’ (2015).

The new album Dystopisk Utsikt contains 11 fierce tracks in the same style as their previous albums – the mix of riffs hailing from the last 30 years of rock music. In the opening track “Plågad Av Ljuset” you will hear fragments of the Gothenburg death sound made famous by At The Gates, followed by raging d-beat in ’1984′. The rock ‘n roll-feel of Poison Idea hits the listener in “Av Skuld Och Skam” and the HC-breakdowns are lined up in “Dödad Av Tid.” You will also hear fragments of Scandinavian black metal in riffs like “Orsak Föder Orsak.” Lead singer G explains the idea behind the lyrics on the album: “The lyrics are not thematic like on their last album Domedagar where the leitmotif was the end of the world, but on Dystopisk Utsikt (which means ‘Dystopian View’) most of the lyrics involves the disgust towards religion, fascism and oppression that have risen all over the world during 16/17. Songs like “Fängslad Mentalt,” which translates as ‘Mentally Imprisoned,’ is about the constant fears living as a refugee, and “Är Du Hora Eller Gud?” (‘Are You A Whore Or God?) is about the sexual harassment that was made public by the #metoo movement.”

Dystopisk Utsikt was mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) in his studio Audiosiege in Portland. The release is a co-op between Alerta Antifascista (Germany), Halvfabrikat (Sweden), Deviance (France), Epidemic (Italy) and Every Day Hate (Poland) and is released on 200 limited edition gatefold-LP with poster, 800 black gatefold-LP, CD and digital download.

 


EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

Halmstad SE 29-jul
Gothenburg SE 17-aug
Malmö SE 24-aug
Oldenburg DE 25-aug
TBA BE/FR 26-aug
Nancy FR 27-aug
Marseille FR 28-aug
TBA IT/CH 29-aug
Vienna AUT 30-aug
Dresden DE 31-aug
TBA DE/DK 01-sep
TBA DK/DE 13-sep
Eindhoven NL 14-sep – Bloodshed Fest
TBA DE/DK 15-sep
Gothenburg SE 18-nov

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