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LISTEN: New Arabrot
Christian Eede , November 26th, 2015 11:01

Album influenced by Kjetil Nernes' recent cancer treatment; listen to a track from it below

Årabrot’s seventh album, The Gospel, is set for release early next year, via Fysisk Format, and above you can listen to the album’s title track right now.

The album was written during mainman Kjetil Nernes’ surgery, treatment and recovery from a malignant form of cancer which was discovered just before he embarked on a three-week UK tour. In Nernes’ own words: "The theme of the Gospel is a vision of the lonely warrior on a summit looking out over a battle field, the smoke from the bomb craters, an all-encompassing silence. The war was against one self; against the ugliness, against the sickness. You sink to the bottom of the sea. All of a sudden you are back on the surface again, stupefied. And hungry! A wicked hunger for everything human life has to offer: Sex! War! Drugs! You breathe, but not like before. 'The man who has been in hell, never forget'"

The album was recorded partly at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago as well as in an old church in the woods of Dalarna, Sweden where Nernes now lives and operates his studio. An extensive European tour in March and April is promised following the album’s release which is out on February 26.

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