IOTUNN have announced their debut album!
Titled Access All Worlds, the upcoming album from the Danish progressive metal band is their debut full-length effort and is scheduled to be released in February this year, via Metal Blade Records.
The upcoming debut album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström [IN FLAMES, AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR] at Fredman Studios. Access All Worlds is seven songs driven by creative curiosity and artistic honesty, that also initiate feelings and reflections. An epic, cosmic and contemplative journey of energetic beauty and ferocity, the album reflects on human existence, set in a storyline following daring space travellers.
Speaking about the upcoming album, guitarist Jens Nicolai says, “we wanted to make an epic, strong and atmospheric yet rocking record both musically and lyrically. Jón [Aldará, vocals] came with the idea based on space travellers trying to find answers to the apocalypse, which reflects many of the impressions, feelings and thoughts human life holds that originates from something vast, mysterious, chaotic and breathtakingly spectacular. Everything just went berserk regarding the album theme. Is everything occurring in the lyrics just a dream? Is the album an allegory for any individual’s chapters in life? Where does the album actually start and end? Stuff like that. We find that the album can be interpreted in various ways. For us, the album is a truly exciting journey, and we hope it will be for the listener as well, on his or her own terms.”
Alongside the announcement of the debut album, the band have released a new music video for the first song lifted from the upcoming album; Voyage of the Garganey I.