Dutch black metal elite Kjeld premiered the new track “Betsjoend” at Decibel magazine’s website. The track is the first to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated album, Ôfstân, set for international release on February 15th via Heidens Hart Records. Hear Kjeld‘s “Betsjoend” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ever since their early beginnings, Kjeld has had one vision: to combine aggression and atmosphere in black metal. The band draws inspiration from Frisian nature, myths, and sagas, and the darkness of man, combining these to create their own unique sound. Kjeld plays fast-paced black metal without forsaking melody and dynamics. This album is crafted with impressive songwriting and a monolithic sound, with total attention for pure genius melodies, fueled with the most ferocious and aggressive drumming The Netherlands has to offer. This album is pure creative mastery, with their trademark sound and riffs combined to create their own unique sound.
As always, the songs are soaked in the rich and ancient Frisian history, and solely chanted in Frisian, a minority Germanic language most closely related to English.
Kjeld‘s upcoming full-length, Ôfstan (“Distance”), will feature almost an hour of music. The album was written over the course of 2017, 2018, and 2019. It is an extension and an evolution of their previous works that raises the bar set in the past, with nine insanely strong songs. Expect a more diverse and mature album than Skym, without compromising the basic premise that defines Kjeld: aggression and atmosphere.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “Betsjoend” in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Kjeld‘s Ôfstân
2. De Iensume Widner
3. Wylde Rixt
6. Wite Fokel
7. Falske Doop