“Svarte Sekunder” features nine tracks, including eight :BOLVERK: originals and a stunning cover of Jonas Fjeld’s “The Bells are Ringing for You Now.” It can be seen as the twin or at least a “cousin” of last year’s debut album “Uaar”. The majority of the songs were written during the same period, and while we can sense that the band has grown with this new release, the underlying philosophy of both albums remains the same.
The album’s title, “Svarte Sekunder,” which means “black seconds” in English, was initially about those moments when one falls over and thinks they are dead. However, it evolved into exploring the concept of thanatosis and how people and animals play dead. It may even be about those moments on the album that are actually black metal. According to the band, “The title has spun away from us now and lives a life on its own…”
Christopher “Rammr” Rakkestad (Elvarhøi, Jordskip, ex. Ragnarok)
Lucass “Yautja” Edquist (Gnida, ex. Mork)
Bjørn “Narrenschiff” Holter (ex. Images at Twilight, ex. Illnath, ex. Aasmegin)
Thomas Bolverk (Under the Oak, Welcome to Hell, ex. Ragnarok, ex. Images at Twilight, ex. Darkness, ex. Black Currant etc…)