Drott release hypnotic video for new single Arch Of Gloom

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Drott, the new dark instrumental prog outfit featuring Enslaved's Arve Isdal, Ulver's Ivar Thormodsæter and Matias Monsen, have released a video for their brand new single, the hypnotically sinister Arch of Gloom, which you can watch below.

The song is taken from the band's first full-length album, Orcus, which will be released through By Norse Music on September 24. 

“At the end of a dark and bouncy road lies the Arch Of Gloom," the band explain. "Through persistent bass and drums, Arch Of Gloom is driven to the point of desperate collapse by a haunting guitar solo. Mesmerising in its mystical attraction, it hypnotises desperate souls into a surrealistic dance before they are lured down the abyss to face the verdict of Orcus.”

Drott formed last year and released their self-titled EP in March on the By Norse label. It established the Drott’s dark instrumental progressive rock sound with great reviews. The band have previously released a video for The Marauders.

Orcus will be available as a CD digipack trifold, 12” black gatefold vinyl, 12” gold gatefold vinyl  (limited to 100 copies, By Norse Music online stores exclusive), 12” milky clear w/ black and gold splatter gatefold vinyl (limited to 100 copies, By Norse Music online stores exclusive) and digital.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.