American folk black metallers Ifing will released their debut album “Against This Weald” via the Finnish label Blood Music on May 6th, 2014. The band was formed in 2010 by longtime friends Fritz Petersen and Tim Wicklund. The band’s name is taken from the great river in Norse mythology, which separates the realms of the gods and giants. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the band has forged its sound into an atmospheric, grandiose form of folk black metal, dense with organic layers of synths, acoustics, blasting drums and spacious hymns. As the ancient Norse used their natural world and surroundings to create myths, Ifing use these same ideas to convey Viking anthems of creation, the end, life and death, the afterlife and the dichotomy of opposing forces on our world and beyond. The band has unveiled the tracklist and cover artwork of “Against This Weald“. Logo by Ani artworks and painting by Anthony Shechtman Fine Arts & Illustration.
1. The Sires Beyond Await ( 4:19 )
2. The Stream ( 13:07 )
3. Realms Forged ( 18:34 )
Tim Wicklund – drums and percussion, tin whistle
Fritz Petersen – electric, acoustic and bass guitars, synths, recorder, vocals