Vanhelgd will play Kill-town Deathfest 2020

KTDF announcement #4: Tonight we are announcing a band that played the second edition of KTDF, when they were still quite fresh. Now 9 years later, they have released 3 full length albums since, so we thought it was about time to bring back one of Swedens best contemporary death metal bands. A band with a great sound, amazing aesthetics and fresh home from supporting At The Gates, we are delighted to welcome back Swedens finest; VANHGELD!!!

Vanhelgd plays dirty, dark and atmospheric death metal with desperate vocals. Listening through their discography you will find a diverse collection of songs ranging from traditional European death metal, some d-beat, some folk music saturated doom and even some songs leaning towards black metal.

The band started in late 2007 and have refined their sound with every release and made their own path along the way. Their fifth album “Deimos Sanktuarium” was released in October 2018 and got the same great reception as both “Temple of Phobos” (2016) and “Relics of Sulphur Salvation” (2014).

As for now the show at Kill-town death fest will be the first, and one of very few, shows in 2020. Vanhelgd are planning to start writing a new album this year but we haven’t played in Denmark since Kill-Town 2011 and we have waited since then to return.

The band says; “The festival and line-up is always great and it will be one of the highlights in 2020 for us for sure!”

Decibel Magazine full album stream!

Decibel Magazine have a full allbum stream of our new album DEIMOS SANKTUARIUM that will be released on Pulverised Records and Dark Descent Records on October 12th. The album is recorded by Joona Hassinen Studio Underjord and mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna Necromorbus Studio . The song “The Silent Observer” featuring some choirs by Tomas Sabbathi of Year Of The Goat. Artwork and layout by Mattias Frisk Metal Album Art band photo by Henrik Stolt.

New album DEIMOS SANKTUARIUM October 2018

Pre-orders will be up her for european customers soon

Hell Deimos
bringer of dread
son of Ares
bringer of war
Hell Deimos
god of terror
Brother of Phobos
bringer of fear

Hell Ares, Hell Phobos, Hell Deimos
Hell Ares, Hell Phobos, Hell Deimos

Indeed, we are the simplest among thralls
on our knees in the dust and humiliation

Indeed we stand with our backs towards the abyss
praising our master’s palace and splendour.

Indeed these are the last days of man.
At the bottom of the grave yet in blind struggle,
oh if we only knew for whom we dug.

Seven chants
for the doubting and defeated, for the thralls of the earth,
Seven chants
of despair and defeat, of hopelessness and a final rebellion
Hell Ares, Hell Phobos, Hell Deimos

Westman, Mathias – Drums
Johansson, Jimmy – Guitars and Vocals
Albrektsson, Jonas – Bass
Frisk, Mattias – Guitars and Vocals

Recorded in December 2017
at Studio Underjord by Joona Hassinen

Mixed and Mastered in February 2018
by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio

Artwork and layout by

Band photo by Henrik Stolt

Choirs on “The Silent Observer”
arranged and performed by Thomas Sabbathi of Year of the Goat

VANHELGD have announced their latest full-length effort as “Deimos Sanktuarium”, due on 12th October 2018 (CD, Vinyl & Digital). Now with their fifth album, VANHELGD have further honed their craft with “Deimos Sanktuarium”; a spectacle of heavy-as-hammer guitars immersed in funereal coldness. This is their first album featuring drummer Mathias Westman ( King of Asgard, ex Throne of Heresy) The artwork and layout for “Deimos Sanktuarium” is once again conceptualized and designed by Mattias Frisk. Recorded at Studio Underjord with Joona and mixing and mastering duties by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio.

The tracklisting for “Deimos Sanktuarium” are all follow:

A Plea for Divine Necromancy

Så förgås världens härlighet

Vi föddes i samma grav

Profaned Is The Blood Of The Covenant

The Ashes Of Our Defeat

The Silent Observer

Här finns ingen nåd

The vinyl version for “Deimos Sanktuarium” will be graced in a number of color variants in limited quantities: 600 copies on Black Vinyl 200 copies on Ultra Clear Vinyl (Dark Descent Exclusive) 200 copies on White Vinyl (Cudgel & Pulverised Exclusive)


Det legendariska Bay Area-bandet Possessed kommer till Sverige för ett exklusivt gig på Kraken i Stockholm!
Nyligen signade till Nuclear Blast och med ett nytt album i sikte så kommer bandet ge sig ut på en sommarturnè bland de europeiska festivalerna.
Deras framträdande på Kraken den 17 Augusti är ett av de få klubbgig bandet kommer genomföra i Europa detta år så var på plats för att bevittna en av grundpelarna inom death metal!




Datum: Torsdag 17 Augusti
Plats: Kraken – Stockholm
Insläpp: 19.00

I samarbete med: Close-Up Magazine, TPL Records