1349 have released an audio stream of a new track titled “Dødskamp”. The song is part of a genre-spanning, four-track effort celebrating the work of Norwegien artist Edvrd Munch. The collection was commissioned by the Munch Museum, Innovasjon Norge, and Visit Norway and will feature a number of bands. Guitarist Archaon said of the song:
“Munch is unquestionably one of the most important Norwegian artists. His work is dark and eerie and reflects a lot of anxiety, pain, and loneliness in the way I perceive them. So it suited us perfectly.
I found this very exciting, especially as I’ve grown up with several Munch pieces on the walls. I chose the work ‘Dødskamp’, which directly translates to ‘Death Struggle’ which speaks volumes for itself. It was an emotionally Heavy task, and also a completely New way to compose and execute [for us]. It created some very long, sleepless nights but in the end it was worth it. This is our soundtrack to the dilemma of mortality.”
The track is being released as a 10″ single on April 5th, with pre-orders available now at this link. The effort also features] a live performance of the track “Atomic Chapel”.