Jun 21

WITHERSCAPE: New album ‘The Northern Sanctuary’ out July 22nd

Dan Swanö needs no introduction. The Swedish multi-instrumentalist (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Pan.Thy.Monium, Nightingale) and legendary producer (Opeth, Marduk, Katatonia, Mörk Gryning, Therion) and his partner in crime Ragnar Widerberg are gearing up to release their second WITHERSCAPE full length The Northern Sanctuary, out July 22nd and features Swano on vocals/keyboards/drums and fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg on guitars/bass.

“The theme picks up where we left off with the “The New Tomorrow” EP. There is a 50 year jump in the timeline from the 1st album and the main character “Mannen i vitt” (The Man in White) has purchased the house where all the horror initially happened. He’s restored it and rents out rooms to people from the big cities, who are aiming for some peaceful northern Swedish silence. But the entity still haunts the house and “Mannen i vitt” is possessed by it, so consequently he/it does terrible things to the “patients”. Since the house is built on one of the gates to hell, there’s a ritual taking place, opening the hellish dimension from where the evil entity once came, so it can go back there…” explains Dan Swanö.

The Northern Sanctuary arrives July 22, 2016 via Century Media Records.

WITHERSCAPE – The Northern Sanctuary (46:59):

1. Wake Of Infinity (04:38)

2. In The Eyes Of Idols (03:58)
3. Rapture Ballet (04:25)
4. The Examiner (05:03)
5. Marionette (04:37)
6. Divinity (03:02)
7. God Of Ruin (05:32)
8. The Northern Sanctuary (13:44)

9. Vila I Frid (01:54)

You can listen to the album’s opening track, “Wake Of Infinity” on YouTube here:


Dan Swanö – Vocals, Keyboards and Drums
Ragnar Widerberg – Guitars and Bass

WITHERSCAPE Discography:

The Inheritance – 2013
The New Tomorrow – EP 2014
The Northern Sanctuary – 2016


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