Icelandic drummer Tumi Snær Gíslason and Zhrine (feat. members of Svartidaudi and formerly named Shrine) unleash a monolithic slab of death with their debut album ‘Unortheta.’ An imposing beast of an album, ‘Unortheta’ is a twisted mass of dense and atonal riffing among some of the genre’s most elegant and cinematic arrangements. Zhrine emerges as masters of their world, and ‘Unortheta’ heralds the awakening of an altogether new force.
*Footage courtesy of Frank Huang/Max Volume Silence / Live sound recording by James Rushton Moody IV
1. Utopian Warfare
2. Spewing Gloom
3. The Syringe Dance
6. The Earth Inhaled
Full Album Stream: https://zhrine.bandcamp.com/album/unortheta
Zhrine rose from the fertile extreme metal breeding grounds of Kópavogur, Iceland in 2008, and soon began turning heads and snapping necks in the domestic scene with their brutal death metal style.
Through years of aural refinement of their more brutal tendencies into a crushing, yet ethereal, soundscape of oppressive blackened death, Zhrine soon outgrew their early moniker of Gone Postal, with which they had started infecting eardrums worldwide with multiple performances at the Eistnaflug Festival, Iceland Airwaves Festival, and later, with a hard fought for and very successful appearance at the Wacken Metal Battle in Germany.
With their forthcoming debut album on Season of Mist, Zhrine aims to introduce previously unheard elements of churning, visceral, atmospheres into the extreme metal palette, and cordially invite you, the listener, to join them on a road less traveled.