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MIDNATT / OVERTURE – “Swedish Metal” LP

Gates of Hell Records and Jawbreaker Records are proud to announce the co-release of the MIDNATT / OVERTURE split LP “Swedish Metal”. Both bands are newcomers in the Swedish Heavy Metal scene, and this split album collects their two debut demos, for the first time on vinyl format.

Overture (formed in 2022) is an up-and-coming, extremely talented young band from Stockholm. The power trio combines jawdropping musical virtuosity and musicianship with flawless song writing and a contagious young-and-hungry energy. Their specific blend of metal is highly recommended for fans of Scorpions, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Rising Force, Heavy Load and Silver Mountain.

Midnatt emerged from Arvika’s underground in 2022 with the “Metallisk Hetta” demo tape, a solid slab of gritty heavy metal, entirely sung in Swedish language. This raw-power trio conjures up a soundscape that can only lie behind the burning gates of Hell and that will appeal to all fans of the golden era of Swedish Heavy Metal.

Despite being two brand new bands, members in both Midnatt and Overture are no first-timers and no stranger to Metal danger: Midnatt in fact  features members from Swedish Heavy Metal monster Commando, who made quite an impression with their 2020 “Rites of Damnation” EP and their previous 2018 demo cassette. Overture members are no beginners either as they’ve been delivering the goods in bands such as Eternal Evil and Atonement (who just recently released two excellent full albums) and more.

The album will be limited to 500 copies, 250 on black vinyl and 250 on bone vinyl. An exquisite and utterly traditional layout by Turborock Productions perfectly rounds off this fantastic release. If you like your metal sharp and heavy, this split will make your day. Everyone else, cut and run!

Release date: 26 January, 2024.

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