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Wed, Apr 13 2016: ZHRINE

Latest release: "Unortheta"

Release date: Fri, Apr 08 2016, US Fri, Apr 08 2016

Icelandic bringers of darkness, ZHRINE have unleashed their new album 'Unortheda' to the shops. 'Unortheda' is also streaming in full here.

Regarding their album, ZHRINE comment: "It is with great pride in our hearts that we finally unveil the grand statement of chords and chaos that is 'Unortheta'. This churning collection of dark, ethereal, odes to the desperate void has long been yearning to be set free on the unsuspecting public like a tempest of raging atonality in a glass of aural unreason, and today is the day that the deed shall be done."

The artwork of 'Unortheda' has been created by renowned artist Zbigniew M. Bielak and can be viewed below.



  1. Utopian Warfare
  2. Spewing Gloom
  3. The Syringe Dance
  4. World
  5. Empire
  6. The Earth Inhaled
  7. Unortheta

Bielak comments on his artwork: "Perhaps the most valuable thing that one can bring back from Iceland - besides the Flames of Hell vinyl - is humility. Of all places, there is where the brute force of nature and still ongoing geological processes, which shaped our environment, can be experienced in their most intimidating and vivid form. ZHRINE's decadent concept seems to tread much in the quicksand footsteps of Alan Weisman's seminal 'The World Without Us'. His book simulates and scientifically analyses the inevitable succession of nature after the hypothetical disappearance of humankind from the face of earth. And just as the music on 'Unortheta', his conclusions are far from merry. Being more powerful than any human endeavour, in its primeval cycle, nature devours and transforms everything that we have created. Evolution itself uses disaster as an impulse for creativity within its self-reconstructive system. Brutally speaking, nature is completely indifferent to whether mankind survives or not. It is indeed a tragedy for religion that the world does not need humans, just as it is for science, that nature cannot be preserved. Conservation and environmental protection that we aspire towards are a mere act of self-defence. The shrines that future prepared for us are cold, dark and gloomy, and so is the artwork."


Þorbjörn Steingrímsson: guitar and vocals
Nökkvi Gylfason: guitar
Ævar Örn Sigurðsson: bass
Stefán Ari Stefánsson: drums


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