New Album, Convergence, out this Friday via Napalm Records
This Friday, November 10, 2023, SHYLMAGOGHNAR will celebrate the release of its third, critically acclaimed studio album, Convergence, via Napalm Records. After the one-man, atmospheric black metal act enthralled listeners with previously-released singles “Follow The River” and “The Sea” multi instrumentalist and founding band member Nimblkorg has dropped a music video for “Infinion”!
“For those who make it beyond the veil awaits ‘Infinion’. The crossroads of all that is and all that will never be. Weary traveler, welcome back.
Only three more days until the full release of Convergence! Let’s celebrate with a third and final music video release: ‘Infinion’. This is the first full music video that I’ve made by myself. Enjoy the trip.
I also wish to thank you all again for the beautiful response that the first singles of the album have already been receiving, and for sharing your own experiences with these themes. This album is extremely personal to me and I feel honored to have you all partake in this journey.
Warm regards, Nim”
What started out as a duo back in 2004 has turned into a one-man-band, yet, the upcoming new album sees SHYLMAGOGHNAR returning heavier and stronger than before!
Both inside and outside of the music, SHYLMAGOGHNAR has always been a path with a will of its own for the Southern Netherlands-based Nimblkorg, who produces and records all of the music on his own. SHYLMAGOGHNAR is still a home produced project to this day and once again, almost half of the album is instrumental, as Nimblkorg agrees with a significant part of his fan base in that words can distract from the enjoyment of the music. The band mastermind also wishes to motivate other artists to not be afraid of home production.
Convergence picks up right where both previous albums left off, and is intended as the end installment of a trilogy-in-spirit. While its predecessors, the much acclaimed Emergence(2014) and Transience (2018), invited the listener on a journey through human existence, time and space, Convergence marks the inward journey of death that one has to go through before being able to pass on. While the album’s protagonist is dying and lyrics describe the emotional, philosophical and psychedelic journey he is undertaking, the new SHYLMAGOGHNAR offering is also an allegory for learning to let go of positive and negative themes of the past that hold us back from moving on, and eventually, hopefully reaching inner peace. It’s immediately evident, that Convergence marks the deepest and most personal SHYLMAGOGHNAR record to date, as it’s dedicated to Nimblkorg’s late mother.
Convergence is a stirring, emotional and deep journey – never afraid of genre borders and always balanced between the light and dark, the beauty and horror, life and death. Some bands need countless records and members to create a masterpiece, while SHYLMAGOGHNAR already unleashes it with album number three, and one that will ultimately establish this one-man-show as one of the most enthralling acts in extreme music!
Pre-Order Convergence HERE
Convergence track listing:
1. I Hear the Mountain Weep
2. Follow the River
5. Gardens of the Erased
9. The Sea
Convergence will be available in the following formats:
– 1 CD Jewelcase
– 2 LP Gatefold BLACK
– 2 LP Gatefold Crystal Clear Deluxe Edition
– Digital Album