VANHELGA To Release “Längtan” This April

Monday, 24th March 2014

Sweden’s VANHELGA will release their sophomore full-length album, Längtan, in Europe on April 28th in CD format on the Art Of Propaganda label, and in vinyl format on Carnal Records on a date as yet to be confirmed.

Taking longing and death as its theme, Längtan explores the idea that death is not an ending, but the beginning of a life free from all the strictures imposed on us by society, and that death should be something to be longed for, rather than feared. Artwork for Längtan is by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano.

Längtan track listing:

1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig
3. Evig förändring
4. Med mina andetag
5. Joyless
6. Låt snön falla
7. Kärleksförklaring
8. Vansinnesvardag
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
11. Förbarma
12. Exploderande känslostorm

VANHELGA was formed in Linköping, Sweden in 2001 by J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (ex-LIFELOVER (live session musician), ex-SKOGSTRON), who, unable to create the kind of music he really wanted to, found a group of like-minded musicians and together they set about bringing their vision to life. Aside from Ottosson on Bass, Guitars and Vocals, Vanhelga’s lineup consists of J. Gabrielson (ESKAPI, ex-Lifelover) on Vocals, J. Ejnarsson (TAKETH) and Wadström (ex-Skogstron) on guitars and D. Franzén on drums.