SEPTEKH was formed in the autumn of 2008 in a cramped garage in the rustic suburban area of Norrtuna, Järna, Sweden. As the four very different founding members met creatively they found something unique. Their collective musical effort outshone, outclassed and outpaced the sum of its parts. Synergy.
The newly sprouted group was ready to gig in record time. The 6 track demo of 2009 is a testament to that period. By the time the band had recorded and released its two firsts Eps (Abyss Records), it moved out of its birthing place into an abandoned smithy out on the Dark Island of Mörkö. Most of the band has at one point or another called it home. Now it exists solely to serve SEPTEKH. Here the PLAN in its philosophical and its LP recorded form (Studio 508 Productions / Abyss Records) was put together piece by trembling piece during countless long nights.
And here we are today. The word is spreading. SEPTEKH lurks in a little red house on a big Dark Island, just off the east coast of Sweden. Secretive and singular. Toiling away at their next feat. Ever conscious of the movements of the beast they’ve nurtured. Our protagonists never rest.
“Damned” is Septekh’s upcoming album opener (from “Pilgrim”, – release date Aug. 24th). It’s a fast-paced, in-your-face piece of blackened death/thrash which runs straight to the point. Just like the rest of the album, it doesn’t make concessions nor begs for mercy. Meseke’s frantic screams echo Espmark’s ferocious guitar licks in a deep yet chiseled production by Fredrik Folkare (Necrophobic, Unleashed). And leave no doubt: the guys are Damned, and so are the rest of us.
About the first single “Damned” from the upcoming album “Pilgrim”, Nils Meseke have this to say: ““Every day I see their little smiles like question marks. I listen to their subconscious lies like an unacknowledged confession without forgiveness. And I know that I will always be alone. If they can’t see themselves, how could they possibly see me? I don’t expect martyrdom, pity or reconciliation. If they seem to be looking for me they are just looking for their own image.
So I become a mirror. Glossy and hard. I reflect your light back to you because I don’t want it. I am the many-colored. The Paramensch. In crowded isolation. Counting you. Divulging what I see.
I am GRZNLS and I am Damned.”
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