From the dark woods of Värmland, Sweden, the folk rock band Lykantropi invites their listeners to their slightly melancholic rock, delivered by enchanting female and male vocals in symbiosis that consolidates the lycanthropic touch painted by diverse, catchy melodies. The music is inspired by the 70’s rock that consists of an equal part of their embracing of nature and its force, dark as light.
In today’s society the old folk tales can be thought to belong to the delusions of the past. With their enchanting riffs and beautiful harmonies Lykantropi takes us via the werewolf transformation back to the rock and folk music of the early 70’s. Sweet harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas & The Papas are layered with electric guitars and flutes into a witch’s brew. A witch brew that also can be compared to other mighty bands such as Jethro Tull, Coven and Blue Öyster Cult.
In a world that can feel very far away from a cinematic American west coast with playfulness and total enthusiasm, Lykantropi is an oasis in the desert. Here the mystic of the forests meets the dusty vistas of the steppes, and occultism surrounds us with a purple smoke that takes us from east to west enveloped in Scandinavian melancholy.
Wild Flowers is the first single of Lykantropi‘s critical acclaimed album ‘Spirituosa‘ that was released earlier this year. The single invites the listeners into an enchanted melodic love story in the sign of evil.
“Wild Flowers tells a dark but beautiful love story, about how strong and persistent love can be regardless of time and space. A story centered around a woman who cherishes a memory of her loved one, who through witchcraft and magic reunites the two lovers in the sign of Lucifer.”//Lykantropi
Martin Östlund – Vocals & Guitar
My Sohlin – Vocals
Ia Öberg – Flute & Vocals
Elias Håkansson – Guitar & Vocals
Pär Nordvall – Guitar & Vocals
Tomas Eriksson – Bass
Ola Rui Nygard – Drums