ALFAHANNE To Release “Alfapokalyps”

Monday, 6th January 2014

Swedish rockers ALFAHANNE have set a February 10, 2014 release date for their Alfapokalyps debut via Dark Essence Records. The ten-track album will be the debut full-length release from ALFAHANNE, a name that is relatively new on the scene compared to some of the label’s more venerable artists, yet it is a band that has managed to tempt the likes of TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth and HELHEIM’s V’gandr to make guest appearances on Alfapokalyps.

Alfapokalyps track listing:

1. Bättre Dar (with guest vocals from Niklas Kvarforth of SHINING)
2. Ormar Af Satan
3. Såld På Mörkret (with guest vocals from Hoest of TAAKE)
4. Dödskult
5. Rocken Dör
6. Syndarnas Flod
7. Alfa Hordes
8. Indiehora (with guest vocals from V’gandr of HELHEIM and TAAKE)
9. Där Drömmarna Dör
10. Alla Ska Mé

Formed in 2010, ALFAHANNE’s debut release came in 2013 with the arrival of the Grym split seven-inch single with Sweden’s SHINING.

ALFAHANNE plays what its members describe as “alfapocalyptic rock,” which mixes black metal with classic rock and punk, all topped off with some goth influences. It is music that is both powerful and beautiful while at the same time is ugly, and about which the band says: “When you are into it, you don’t feel pleasure and you don’t feel pain, but you definitely feel.”

While ALFAHANNE might be a fairly new name to a lot of people, the band’s members, which include Pehr Skioldhammer on vocals and guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on guitar, Niklas Åström on drums and Jimmy Wiberg on bass, have been around the black metal scene since the early ’90s, playing in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT.