Formerly a trio, the Gothenburg-based guitar/drums twosome Galvano have released their first full-length, ambitiously dubbed Two Titans. The album is out on Devouter Records, and it melds sludge immediacy with post-metallic ambience and caustic tones. The loud parts the loud, the quiet parts are quiet, and every now and then, it seems like someone just punched guitarist/vocalist Mattias Nööjd in the stomach. In a good way.
The band — Nööjd plus drummer Fredrik Käll — have made the whole of Two Titans available to stream, and you’ll find it following the album info below, which came, as ever, down the PR wire:
Two Titans sees the duo deliver sludgy powerful riffs and intense drumming combined with slowed down dark passages. They enable you to go through a full spectrum of emotions then back again. Describing the album, Mattius (singer/guitarist) comments that:
‘All these songs are personal, all the way throughout the record. They are about personal matters and demons. It’s about finding the darkest corners, the dark lord within and to show up for battle. Portrayed as two titans in constant battle: Good/Evil, Darkness/Light and so on. And sometimes wanting to embrace either side. It’s about knowing when your mind is pulling tricks and being able to stop it. It’s also celebrating our musical force as a duo.’
Galvano hail from Gothenburg, Sweden and comprises of duo Fredrik and Mattias. Formed in 2005, the band had one direction and one aim, to create something heavy. But it wasn’t until 2007 that the band let the outside world hear what they were creating when they released their first demo and started to play shows. The following years saw more touring across Europe playing alongside bands such as Black Breath and Alaskan.
Nov 30 Die Grosse Welt Hannover, Germany
Dec 01 Hühnermanhattan Klub Halle, Germany
Dec 02 Cab03 Leiden, Netherlands
Dec 03 TBA
Dec 04 L’Ecurie Geneva, Switzerland
Dec 05 Block 56 Basel, Switzerland
Dec 06 Tiefgrund Berlin, Germany
Dec 07 La Casa Cottbus, Germany
Dec 08 Plaque Leipzig, Germany
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