Happiness

by Vanhelga

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    "Atmospheric and depressive Black Metal, raw, hypnotic and melancholic, but adding new elements to the sound, an avant-garde approach, an almost hallucinogenic feel, some noise and a surprise final instrumental song, that, although completely different from what I’m used to listen to and also that Vanhelga’s used to release, but I did find it enjoyable in its weirdness. " - metal-maniac.com

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Commenting on the new release, VANHELGA founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (ex-LIFELOVER (live session musician), ex-SKOGSTRON) had this to say: " My constant need to write and record is a by-product of my mental state, and I am the first one to admit that whilst recording this I was under the strong influence of drugs. This resulted in a piece of work that is an expression of the effect of the use of self-destructive tools like drugs and self-mutilation in order to feel "happy".

Although we have a new VANHELGA album coming out on Art of Propaganda later in the year, I had a lot of material ready that I wanted to get out before then, and so we thought we'd do a digital self-release. Particularly since some of the material on "Happiness" might not necessarily fit in with the more "traditional" VANHELGA sound, and fans might find themselves a bit surprised by some of it".

VANHELGA is also set to appear on an upcoming four-way split with OFDRYKKJA, PSYCHONAUT 4 and IN LUNA which will be released jointly on Art of Propaganda and Talheim Records on the 6th April. Titled "Urban Negativism", VANHELGA will contribute two new tracks and a LIFELOVER cover to the ten-track album, which will first be released in a digipack format, with a vinyl version likely to appear later.
VANHELGA's next live appearance will be at Kings of Black Metal in Alsfeld, Germany on the 24th April.
More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band's

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released March 12, 2015

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Vanhelga Linköping, Sweden

VANHELGA was formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001 by J. Ottosson, aka 145188, who got together with like-minded musicians in order to finally breathe life into his vision, something he had not been able to do with any previous bands and musicians he had worked with. Through music and lyrics VANHELGA, which, translated from Swedish means "Profane", explores the darker side of humanity. ... more

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