Dead Kosmonaut - Rekviem - CD

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  • Description

    As a follow-up to their widely-acclaimed 2017 debut album EXPECT NOTHING Sweden's Dead Kosmonaut have recorded a four-track EP entitled REKVIEM, due for release by High Roller Records. As bassist and composer Mattias Reinholdsson is proud to admit, the key to Dead Kosmonaut is variety. REKVIEM is metal, certainly, but the EP showcases the genre in all its glorious diversity. Of the four tracks on offer, hook-laden opener 'Frozen In Time' is the newest and went under the title 'UFO Song' when Mattias first demoed it. Lyrics were then provided by John Shamus Gaffney of Sinister Realm, who came up with a science fiction-orientated concept.

    The elegiac 'House Of Lead (Nobody's Home)' is a reworking of the track 'House Of Lead' from EXPECT NOTHING, while the other two songs could have appeared on the band's debut had things panned out differently. The instrumental 'Skyhooks And Sound Mirrors' lost out to 'Grimeton' when it came to deciding on what to record for EXPECT NOTHING, and the spiralling, doom-laden title track 'Rekviem' was, in Mattias's words "too extreme" for their debut. "It hardly has any lyrics and it's more 'cinematic' than any other Dead Kosmonaut song. The song came to be many years ago when both my grandfathers died within a couple of months. I was much younger at the time and the lyric reflects that even when people close to your heart dies life goes on. It was a bit of a bleak insight, but that's how I felt at the time, and still do."

  • Additional Information

    Band Dead Kosmonaut
    Title Rekviem
    Label High Roller Records
    Generic musical style Heavy / Power / Symphonic
    Detailed musical style Heavy Metal
    Catalog # HRR722CD
    Release Date 27 Sep 2019
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