The Skinny: Witherscape, the stunning new atmospheric and progressive dark metal outfit formed by Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Dan Swanö together with fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg, has confirmed the release of their debut album, The Inheritance, to be July 29th in Europe and August 6th in North America via Century Media Records. For a preview of Witherscape’s upcoming concept album, head below to the YouTube player to hear “Astrid Falls”.
Dan Swanö comments about the track: “‘Astrid Falls’ is one of my many favourite songs on the album. It represents the Witherscape sound in a good way. It’s showcasing the clean and growling vocal interplay and the overall ‘vibe’ of my and Ragnar’s playing as well as the dynamics of our songwriting.”
Witherscape marks the long overdue return for Dan Swanö as an active composer and recording artist in the world of extreme metal, after having mostly been involved with mixing in the studio during these past years. While The Inheritance is not purely a death metal release, it showcases both the heavier and mellower sides of Swanö’s creativity, and should consequently not only please fans of his earlier efforts like Moontower or the Edge of Sanity catalogue, but also attract fans of progressively atmospheric contemporary metal in the vein of Opeth, Kataktonia or Amorphis.