Hailing from Kvenland in the northern part of Sweden, “KVAEN” was formed in early 2018 by Jakob Björnfot, (The Duskfall, Autumn Death) who wanted to do something unique but still remain to the roots of black metal.
“The Funeral Pyre,” due out Feb. 28, 2020 on CD/digital via the Swedish Black Lion Records.
1. Revenge by Fire
2. Yee Naaldlooshii
3. The Funeral Pyre
4. Septem Peccata Mortalia
5. The Wolves Throne
6. As We Serve the Masters Plan
7. Bestial Winter
8. Hymn to Kvenland
“KVAEN” is a homage to the 90’s black/death/Pagan metal scene but does not fear to interact with other genres. The debut album THE FUNERAL PYRE Will be released in february 2020 through Black Lion Records. Guest musicians like Pierre Törnkvist from “HELLTRAIN”/“DEVIL FORCE”, Sebastian Ramstedt from Necrophobic , Perra Karlsson from Deströyer 666 etc.
Funeral Pyre delivers well-executed Black Metal from the north, from blistering blashyrkh riffs that will rattle you in the neck, and take the listener back to the times when evil reigned from 80s classic speed metal riffs to ringing Dive bombs, right up to the church-burning pagan worshiping 90’s Black Metal.
“KVAEN” is like a marriage between the northern 90’s black metal with a hint of the Swedish melodic black metal, Funeral Pyre grabs the listener and takes it on a wild ride through Norwegian deep forests through mountains and deep valleys, “KVAEN” keeps the listener engaged with a knife against the throat until the beautiful end Funeral Pyre will go down in Black Metal history.