Ex-Ghost/In Solitude guitarist, Henrik Palm releases new single “Nihilist” from forthcoming album Poverty Metal, out on the 16th of October 2020 via Svart Records!
On Nihilist’s sound of Kraut meets Death, Henrik says:
“Nihilist is my perverted version of Neu! and horror metal.”
Poverty Metal is the sophomore album from eclectic Swedish multi-instrumentalist Henrik Palm (In Solitude, Ghost, Pig Eyes, Gösta Berlings Saga, Södra Sverige). A rare explosion of outlandish and captivating songs, Voivodian riffs, Prog excursions and heavy-pop sonic contortions. For fans of everything from Killing Joke, Crass, Psychic TV, Trouble, Celtic Frost and My Bloody Valentine.
From his work with an almost limitless multitude of acts such as In Solitude’s renewal of heavy metal, darlings of the underrated underground: Pig Eyes, his stint in Ghost, prog rock grandmasters Gösta Berlings Saga, punk veterans Isotope Soap and experimental weirdos Södra Sverige, Henrik Palm is a post-punk artist who defies convention. From being hand-picked for Tomas Lindberg’s (At The Gates) curated Roadburn Festival performance to opening for acts like Voivod and winning the hearts of well-known fans such as Jacob Bannon (Converge) and Scott Carlson (Repulsion), Henrik Palm has been blowing all of us away for good a while now. Everything we’re looking for in a fresh and modern genre clash, Henrik’s music is catchy, well-crafted, beautiful and ugly in the same intense and challenging moment. Impossible to define, Henrik Palm is a perfect reflection of his eclectic tastes and infamous off-beat crate-digging, and Poverty Metal is a rich treasure trove of heavy, danceable punk.
Henrik Palm moves freely between record collections and worlds. Between Killing Joke, Crass and Psychic TV, but also between HP Lovecraft and Dr Who.
His undiscovered terrain lies between the deeply private and the anarchist spiritual, intertwining cronky, angular postcore riffs with kraut and shoegaze influences. The songs lie in the room like a ghost, heavy breathing. Henrik says
“I love to experiment with weird instruments, tunings and anything that makes the song better, creepier, more beautiful or whatever. Fuck genres. Identity and feeling is more important,”
and his music is a wildly fresh distortion of conventions.
According to Henrik Palm, seventy percent of his musical diet consists of raw punk with some Trouble, Celtic Frost, Throbbing Gristle and My Bloody Valentine to round things out.
“Poverty Metal oozes with the artistic confidence and fearlessness that made Henrik Palm’s debut, Many Days, one of the best albums of the last decade and takes it even further. An instant classic!”Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
“His name should ring a bell with everybody into anything heavier in our beloved alternative underground scene. He has been a part of seminal bands such as In Solitude and Ghost, and also more “off the map” bands such as the groundbreaking Pig Eyes.”Thomas Lindberg (At The Gates)
Henrik Palm’s new wave of Poverty Metal will be bringing down genre boundaries everywhere from the 16th of October 2020.
Pre-order Poverty Metal here: https://svartrecords.com/product/poverty-metal/