Formed in 2012 amidst the Norwegian fjords, Jointhugger are an explosive trio that recall the cosmic doom of rock colossi like Shrinebuilder, Sleep and YOB.
Having first come to the attention of Majestic Mountain Records following the release of their debut, I Am No One in 2020, an unhallowed union was quickly established to herald the arrival of not one, but two new records in 2021. The first, a sublime one-track EP – Reaper Season – was released to high praise earlier in the year, foreshadowing the arrival of their latest and most lethal entry into the annals of Nordic Doom; Surrounded by Vultures.
“Surrounded by Vultures is the second instalment in a trilogy of albums connected by correlating titles, united by their opening tracks,” explains Nico. “It’s a chronicle of Jointhugger’s journey as a band over the last ten years and our lives as people.”
Now counting drummer, Adam Suleiman (Saint Karloff), among its ranks, the band recorded the album live before handing over mixing and mastering duties to Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio. Featuring a curated selection of old and new tracks that offer a candid glimpse into the inner world of Jointhugger, ‘Midnight’; the first sprawling and cinematic single from the record reflects deeply on the chaos of existence and creation. Drawing a crushing heaviness and doom rock assault that lays waste to the turbulence of dominion.
Pre-order Surrounded by Vultures, the brand-new album by Jointhugger with Majestic Mountain Records here, ahead of its official release on Sunday 31st October 2021.
FFO: Domkraft, Electric Wizard, Saint Karloff
Photo Credit: Pål Bellis Photography