Cvlt Nation is currently hosting the exclusive track premiere of “Suffering The Swine-Array” from Midwest black metal conjurers STONEHAVEN. The infernal ode comes off the band’s second full-length offering, Concerning Old-Strife And Man-Banes, released last week through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Comments the band in a collective statement: “’‘Suffering The Swine-Array’ details a field battle in the late 800s between Anglo-Saxon defenders and a large force of Danish invaders. During the song, we hear the boasts of three Danish Viking leaders, Kale, Thorstein, and Halfdan, as they break their way through the Saxon lines, and finally, the lament of dying Saxon warrior as he drifts in between the world of the living and the dead. He cries out in shame as he views the victorious dead of the Viking army carted away to the heavens by valkyries, and his own Christian brother laying in the field to rot.”
Listen to “Suffering The Swine-Array” at THIS LOCATION.
Formed in 2005 from the ashes of an earlier musical feat Witchlord, STONEHAVEN released their self-released debut, Of Oak And Iron, in 2010. Noted Metal Maniacs of the offering: “Any fan of black metal will love this… the black metal plague has spread to the heartland of America and STONEHAVEN from Kansas City are leading the way!” Following two successful tours of the western United States, STONEHAVEN strives to make dust of this world with ,Concerning Old-Strife And Man-Banes.
“That this is a great band of behemothic proportions which is, unfortunately, forgotten in the middle of Kansas, where I know about no scene and that only can be saved by word of mouth…” – Metal As Fuck
“The lead work is primitive and melodic, expressive without battling for the central role of the tracks; the vocals range from tortured screams to black metal bile and cheerless, miserable cries; and the production lends the lyrical subjects of violence and mayhem in the name of religious fervour their heavy and dark edge. Putting such a subject into musical form is quite the challenge, and Stonehaven’s depiction is definitely worth checking out.” – Sea Of Tranquility