Portland's KVASIR Premieres '4' Advance Album Stream @ Doomed & Stoned

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6/25/2021 3 min read

Doomed & Stoned gives us the essence of Kvasir's new album:

"Fans of Danava, Kadavar, Green Lung, and The Sword should cozy up to this one right quick, and for good reason. 4 is a stoner-doom gem for the post-pandemic age that finds reason to search amidst uncertainty and keep on living beyond self-doubt."

Listen to Kvasir's '4' right now at:
https://doomedandstoned.com/post/654888547703308288/kvasir

Kvasir, the being of Norse mythology, was born from the saliva of the god clans Aesir (war) and Vanir (fertility) after they collectively spit berries into a mash. Kvasir traveled far and wide teaching and spreading his knowledge until the dwarfs Fjalar and Galar killed him and drained his blood. Their mixing his blood with honey resulted in the Mead of Poetry, said to imbue the drinker with poetic prowess and wisdom, the spread of which eventually introduces poetry to mankind.
 
Kvasir, the band, hails from North Portland, Oregon, is the sum of Christopher LeeGreg Traw, Jay Erbe, and Gabriel Langston. Originally a trio formed by Lee and Traw, they released a debut EP ‘Space’ (April 2018), with a second ‘The Hanged Man & The Emperor’ only a few months later. As a four-piece with Langston and Erbe, Kvasir steadily grew a reverential following in their Portland scene during 2019, branching out on pre-pandemic tours of the Pacific Northwest. Remaining productive in 2020, they released the 'I And Thou' single in June and completed recording their debut full-length.

That record, entitled '
4', is set for release through Glory Or Death Records on June 28, 2021. With all artwork by Greg Traw, the album was engineered and produced by Jesse Payne at Low Shelf Recording, then mastered for digital by Justin Longerbeam, with vinyl mastering by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Co. 

Vinyl and Digital pre-order available now at: 


kvasirpdx.bandcamp.com or gloryordeathrecords.bandcamp.com

KVASIR is:
Jay Erbe - Drums
Gabriel Langston - Guitar
Christopher Lee - Guitar, Vocals
Greg Traw - Bass


Blending a melodic palate with technical appetites, 
Kvasir’s distinctive brand of Sabbath worship is tinged in traditional metal with elements of funk, jazz, and art composition. Incorporating progressive elements into a classic foundation lets the songcraft both tell a story and fully rip.

At its heart,
 Kvasir is a heavy rock band. Sounds simple, right? But somehow, just like mixing blood with honey, the result is more than the sum of its parts.

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'4' Tracklist:

01. Where Gods Go To Pray
02. Authenticity & The Illusion Of Enough
03. Slow Death Of Life
04. Earthly Algorithms
05. Chill For A Church
06. The Brink
07. The Black Mailbox
08. Alchemy of Identity


Vinyl and Digital pre-order available now at: 

kvasirpdx.bandcamp.com or gloryordeathrecords.bandcamp.com

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To celebrate the release of '4', Kvasir has two back-to-back Album Release Shows happening in their hometown of Portland, Oregon! 

June 28th - Kvasir Night I - w/ guests T.H. Ghost: RSVP | Tickets
June 29th - Kvasir Night II - w/ guests Meterse: RSVP | Tickets

 

KVASIR Online:
https://kvasirpdx.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KvasirPDX/
https://www.instagram.com/kvasirpdx/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2H3THmhXn56ZyrAVw65W2h
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbpiQoi9FHOZiokHo4XaK7Q

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