Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Vittra – Necrotic Apocalypse (first single / The Orchard)

                                                                 Melodic Death / Thrash Metal
                 For fans of  At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Bloodbath, Carcass, Hypocrisy

The first single of the Wardens EP. Capturing the energy and groove of the band, with a more Thrashy twist to it. Showing off one of the Vittra-trademarks being the combination of Death/Thrash with strong songwriting and hooks.“



The story of Vittra began mid 2017 when David (vocals) and Johan (guitar) met via Bandfinder where David posted an ad, searching for musicians. After a first call they decided to meet and immediately started to write music. The first song created was ”Modest Charade”, based on a melody line created by David where Johan added the riffing/chords. David wrote the lyrics and they jointly set the song structure.

Main influences discussed at the start were bands such as Dissection and early In Flames as well as Megadeth, At the Gates and other similar thrash and melodic death metal bands.

They soon began to search for fellow musicians, but it wasn’t until approximately a year later that Alex, who used to play guitar with David in a previous band, came in on drums. He also managed to bring with him Gustav on bass, so mid 2018 the line up as we know it today was complete.

The name of the band started as “Vildvittra”, based on the characters created by Astrid Lindgren as part of “Ronja Rövardotter” (Ronia, The Robber’s Daughter). It later evolved into Vittra, inspired by some mythical creatures appearing in Swedish folk tales.

In April 2021, their debut EP Wardens, recorded at Solnasound Productions in Sweden, will be released.





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