Released February 26, 2021
FORHIST is the latest incarnation of Vindsval, the faceless entity behind the legendary BLUT AUS NORD.
Inspired by the ‘90s Norwegian Black Metal scene, FORHIST is a solitary walk in deep woods, an echo of the past, a return to the spiritual womb from which darkness first emerged.
Eschewing experimentation, ‘avant-gardism’, the progressive and the dissonant, FORHIST is purely a raw, intimate and poetic Black Metal act: a haunted dreamworld of harmonious yet savage riffs, deftly melodic leads, vocal malevolence, mystical choirs, escapist acoustics, perfectly-judged drumming and neo-gothic synth, all elevated by the inimitable mark of this composer-auteur.
With entrancing cohesion, FORHIST celebrates the wonderous nostalgia of initiation into the Dark Arts, exposing the roots of one of the most anomalous protagonists in Black Metal’s history.