Swedish psychedelic doom four-piece Alastor will issue their sophomore full length, Onwards And Downwards, on May 28th through RidingEasy Records. The band recorded the album with the help of Joona Hassinen of Studio Underjord, who has helped with mixing since their Blood on Satan’s Claw EP in 2017. Coinciding with this announcement, the Swedes also share the “Death Cult” track, which serves as the first taste of what to expect.
“If our last album Slave To The Grave were about death, this record is more about madness,” says guitarist Hampus Sandell.
“You can look at the whole record as one person’s gradual slip into insanity. An ongoing nightmare without end. It also sums up the state of the world around us as this year has clearly shown.
“It’s a more focused record but at the same time it’s more personal and naked. More raw emotion and pain,” Hampus says.