Gothminister to take over Eurovision Song Contest pre-qualifications for Norway, with brand new single “We Come Alive”!
The new album, “Pandemonium II: The Battle Of The Underworlds”, is released 3rd May on AFM Records.
Norwegian Gothminister is an indescribable phenomenon. One factor of this fascinosum is the unique blend of modern gothic industrial metal, danceable EDM parts and a pinch of retro charm. Other factors surely are the impressive theatrical live stage shows or the sophisticated music videos which received more than 30 international film awards to date.
Following a recent, extensive European tour and in support of its forthcoming album, Pandemonium II: The Battle Of The Underworlds, now, Gothminister has released a spectacular music video for its new single “We Come Alive”. Furthermore, the iconic master of the dark will take part in the Melodi Grand Prix 2024 for Norway, that serves as the country’s preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place this upcoming weekend! Follow Gothminister for many more news and surprises coming soon on https://www.gothminister.com
“The new single ‘We Come Alive’ has received so much love from old and new fans already”,
Gothminister mastermind, Bjørn Alexander Brem, comments.
“It is time to put rock and metal on the map for Norway in Eurovision! The rock and metal scene has the worlds most loyal fanbase, and we always support each other. The song is about being different and standing together against all unfairness and cruelty in this world.
It was a great experience on the NRK broadcasted press conferance on Friday January 5th, when the whole TV-studio was filled with smoke from my smoke machine and red laser gloves marked the «horns up» into the cameras!
On Friday January 12th the final version of the song for the competition will be released (MGP version). Gothminister will compete in the first heat in Norway Saturday January 13th to be Norway’s candidate for Eurovision 2024!“
In the world of hard and heavy sounds and impressive theatrical live stage shows, Gothminister have earned themselves a reputation of being “one of the most iconic gothic/industrial metal acts”. Not only has their power-laden sound with its remarkable atmospheric density inspired their audiences since 1999, its eloquent fantasy stories have also transported them to uncharted territories.
Gothminister’s forthcoming studio offering, “Pandemonium II: The Battle Of The Underworlds”, is set to be unleashed on May 3, 2024 as limited clear vinyl and CD-Digipak via AFM Records. Taking up where its 2022 predecessor “Pandemonium” left off: The much-acclaimed album conquered the charts, made it to number one on the German Alternative Charts, and was voted as the “Album Of The Year 2022” at the Dark Music Awards. Gothminister´s music videos for “Pandemoniu” and “Demons” alone won stunning 19 film awards worldwide.
All of the new Gothminister album tracks were composed and written by Brem, who also produced the new release. The mix is courtesy of Henning Verlage (Unheilig, Eisbrecher) and Norwegian sound engineer Morten Lund, who has worked with Morten Harket (A-ha), among others, was in charge of the album mastering.
“The new material is faster and catchier than that of the predecessor album, but at the same time it sounds even more complex and modern, with more sophisticated vocal melodies and challenging breaks,” Brem reveals, “at the same time the driving beats for the dancefloor and the concept of ultra-low-sounding, tough guitar riffs are still present and link both recordings.”
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