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Ancient of Days

by Spelljammer

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about

Ancient of Days is not just the band’s third release, but in many ways, a rebirth. It’s Spelljammer’s first recording as a trio — with Olsson taking over bass duties and new drummer Jonatan Rimsbo battering the skins — and the culmination of a progressive move toward a heavier, doom-laden sound, away from the desert rock leanings of their 2010 debut Inches From the Sun. Vol II saw the band spreading out into darker territories. After writing sessions fell apart in 2013 for a followup to Vol II (reissued in early 2015 by RidingEasy Records) Olsson and guitarist Robert Sorling scrapped nearly everything following the departure of half of the band. The two began to build from the ground up as a duo with new ideas that resulted in the invigorated Ancient of Days. It’s the band’s most focused and deliberate in both its complexities and simplicities.

“Having recorded the previous two albums in a more patchwork kind of way,” Olsson says, “we were very set on going into one studio and doing the entire thing.” In so doing, they banged it all out over a weekend in January 2015 at Ingrid Studio in Stockholm, with engineer Christoffer Zakrisson at the helm. Here, syrupy guitars ooze from the speakers, the drums sound like they’re perched atop a giant barge and howling vocals float throughout the proceedings. Ancient of Days very effectively embodies the boundless, otherworldly essence of its inspiration.

Ancient of Days will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on September 29, 2015 via RidingEasy Records.

credits

released October 2, 2015

Produced and recorded by SPELLJAMMER at Ingrid Studio in Stockholm 2015.

Engineered and mixed by Christoffer Zakrisson.

Mastered by Eric Oberthaler.

Album design/layout by Jeri Yoshizu. Cover art by Tetra Sky.

Band photo by
Fredrik Sörling.

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Spelljammer Sweden

Stockholm-based band that plays slow and heavy most of the time.

Robert - guitar
Jonatan - drums
Niklas - bass/vocals

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Track Name: The Pathfinder
On the mountain the ruler of time
Stands to greet the one who gave him the sign
And he’ll rise again from the shadows below
His eyes will burn, he’s not from this world
On the edge of space a man with no name
Left the earth behind where nothing’s the same
From his tower of smoke he will look at the sun
His eyes still burning like nothing you know
In the valley the ruler of space
Turns away the one who left in his place
And he’ll rise again like the black sun above
His eyes still burning like nothing you know