With summer days just around the corner, mysterious Swedish black metal duo, SOV have had their frozen dark hearts melted a bit and they’ve decided to give away a brand new single (not included on ‘Aklamerad Kalamitet’) entitled “Hel.” Well, Holmes Catacombes has actually decided to give it away without his partner Hank Von Gaia’s knowledge, apparently. “Hank is too hung up on the value of things. He’d never agree to just giving something away. But, he lives in the woods and has no interest in the internet so he’ll never even know about it.”
Pressed for a description of the song, Von Gaia relunctantly tosses out, “Hel is an old Swedish term for “hell” – surprised, aren’t you? Yeah, I thought so … Anyway, what exactly is hell? A place? A state of mind? Or just a word? I see it as a word that I can apply describing a place I can visit while in a certain state of mind.”
A WAV file of “Hel” can be downloaded from here and the track can be previewed here.
SOV’s debut Ep, ‘Aklamerad Kalamitet’ is available now and can be purchased here and can be previewed here.