Sharing no less than the title-track, the band comment: “Our debut album’s title-track ‘Vaitojimas’ is also the very first song that we wrote. The song signifies the core, essence, and attitude of Erdve and sounds as it is – a pounding statement of primal violence, which is lyrically explained in the context of religious justification.”
The full album is due for release on 9 February 2018 and you can pre-order a copy by pointing your mouse at this location.
When Erdve formed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 2016, the band had a clear aesthetic vision of creating a unique heavy sound that experimented with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal – yet was not bound by any unwritten “rules” surrounding those genres.
Erdve’s members had already been active in their local scene and performed in various acts such as Nyksta, Sraiges Efektas, and Spirale. A self-made tape version of their debut made its rounds in underground circles and the Lithuanians received the rare honour of being picked straight out of the dreaded demo pile by virtue of their musical strength and compelling quality. The core ideas behind Erdve are translated into lyrics, visuals, and sound by in-depth reflection on concepts such as domestic violence, utmost disgusting behaviour, crimes against humanity, and extremism.
With Vaitojimas, Erdve hope to plant a fresh Baltic landmark, a largely unexplored region, into the international metal scene so far.