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

Temple of Phobos No.1 in Close-Up Magazine!

vanhelgd ToP LP.indd

I personally found it hard to believe that people would “get” what kind of path from “Relics” we decided to follow on “Temple of Phobos”, (and some obviously had no clue – giving us both good and bad reviews for writing an album they didn’t expect us to write). I’m not sure if being no. 7 in “Sweden Rock Magazine” (who never even made an interview with us and mostly is concerned with metal rather than death metal) or being no 1 in “Close-Up” is most surprising.

But as we stated a couple of months earlier : Back in the early nineties, when you could not just go online and finde everything, “Close-Up” was the ultimate guide to the galaxy of extreme music for most swedes. It is a Swedish metal and punk magazine that has been around since 1991. (Yes it’s the magazine that made the famous death metal boat trip this year with Entombed, Merciless, Grave, Interment, God Macabre and so on) Growing up in a small-town far away from any scene Close-Up came to be the most important source for information about extreme music. I was reading every interview and review, carefully listening to the sampler CDs and sent all our demos, anxiously waiting for the next issue hoping that they might review it….

We never expected reviews when we started Vanhelgd and certainly not good ones. Suddenly we were among the top albums of 2014 then a SoundCheck winner in their 25 year anniversary number and now 2016, album of the year! Vanhelgd is not about to gain fame or about attracting ”fans” or ”followers”. We are not writing song for pleasing critics and music journalist. Actually what you think about us doesn’t have any effect on the music we write since we do this for ourselves whether anyone likes it or not. But it’s of course great when people notice what we do and think we do it good. Thank you for the support and the great reviews but in the end of the day it won’t change anything in our process.

When writing this we just started to work on our next album, we won’t do any big tour in 2017 but we are always open for shows and festivals. 2016 has been a strange year. It started with finalizing “Temple of Phobos” in “Studio Underjord” and mastered in “Necromorbus Studio”. Guest vocals by Fia Kempe and trumpets by Jan-Helge Henriksen. We released the album on “Pulverised records” and “Dark Descent Records” (the tape version was handeled by “Ljudkassett”) and we lost original drummer Björn Anderson and recruited Mathias Westman ( Throne of Heresy, King of Asgard). We only did two shows, both in Sweden, the first one in Göteborg at the Miasmal release party with Bastard Grave and the second one with “Chronophobia” and “My Regime” at “Klubb Dissonans” in Jönköping.

“Hör! Frihetens tid är här, ty undergången är gränslös.
Se! Försoningens tid är nu, ty galgbacken förbrödrar.”

/ Mattias on behalf of Vanhelgd


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