Reunited ’90s Icelandic metal band Strigaskór nr. 42 will release the CD version of its recent album Armadillo on March 27th via Hellthrasher Productions.
Originally self-released in 2013 as a digital download, Armadillo features ten brand new tracks written throughout the past twenty years. When compared to its predecessor Blót (1994), the album sees Strigaskór nr. 42 transforming their music from layered and complex sludge/hardcore/folk metal into considerably simpler and more energetic music, clearly inspired by punk, noise rock and industrial metal with a unique, quirky touch.
The CD edition will be available in a 4-panel digipak, limited to 500 units.
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Strigaskór nr 42 is a band with quite a long history, but sporadic activity through the years. Formed in the late eighties, Strigaskór nr. 42 came to be at the forefront of the vibrant Icelandic death metal scene in the early nineties (3-way split with Sororicide and In Memoriam released back in 1992). The band’s only full album to date, Blót, veered away from traditional metal style into more avant-garde sound and received widespread critical acclaim and a cult status in Iceland’s music community, being considered by many as the best metal album ever released by an Icelandic band. Armadillo is the band’s first record after 20-year hiatus.