Today, Edged Circle Productions sets July 9th as the international release date for Mads Christensen’s highly anticipated debut album, 5212 Helvete. First single, Amazing Grave, will receive its due release on the 14th of May through all streaming media.
Featuring members who have a long history in the Norwegian music scene with bands like Blood Command and Pybanen, Mads Christensen is a dark spark of rock ‘n’ roll aesthetics shot through with the energy and urgency of punk. Across their album’s succinct-yet-winding 33-minute runtime, the eight songs comprising 5212 Helvete show those influences in deranged and bedraggled form, their throb of black-as-pitch mondo-rock or post-punk or proto-kraut keeping the listener on their toes, but we can also list the likes of Afghan Whigs, Joyless, The Stooges, and maybe even Bowie’s Berlin trilogy.
More news on the album and more soon! For now, check out the this album teaser below!