Swedish retro fetishists Graveyard are set to release their new album, Hisingen Blues on April 19 on Nuclear Blast. It was kind of a surprise when Nuclear Blast signed them, but rumor has it Hisingen Blues has no less than three Dimmu Borgir covers, so I guess it makes some sense.
No, that’s not true, but the PR wire has some info that is, and that promised album art from the headline above:
Psychedelic doom rock band Graveyard from Gothenburg, Sweden, have unveiled the artwork for their second full-length studio release, Hisingen Blues. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed in 100 percent analog by Don Alsterberg (José Gonzales, Junip, Soundtrack of Our Lives, The International Noise Conspiracy) at Don Pierre Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. It will be out in Europe on March 25 and in North America on April 19.
The band shares details about the album artist, Ulf Lundén:
“We wanted a cover that wasn’t your average rock/metal cover, and our friend Ulf Lundén was just the right guy to do it. We had seen his work for his own band, Bombus, and we knew he had a wild imagination. So we just let him loose. He put us up against the green screen, took his photos and that was that. A couple of weeks later, he showed us what he had done. We were astonished by his work, a perfectionist indeed. We got what we asked for, a cover that isn’t average. Rich with details, swamp/jungle feeling, weirdness and a lurking evil feel to it.”
A limited edition 7” picture disc of the title track “Hisingen Blues” backed with the exclusive vinyl track “Granny and Davis” and featuring different artwork will be available through Nuclear Blast Germany’s mail-order on Feb. 25 and Nuclear Blast USA’s webstore on March 15. This release is limited to 500 copies worldwide, so keep an eye on when it goes on sale in your territory because they’ll go fast!
Tags: Gothenburg, Graveyard, Nuclear Blast, Sweden