Enslaved and Ulver members combine in the haunting Drott

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Drott, a new dark folk prog outfit featuring Enslaved's Arve Isdal, Ulver's Ivar Thormodsæter and Matias Monsen, have released their first single, The Marauders, which you can watch below.

The Marauders is taken from the band's first full-length album, Orcus, which will be released through By Norse Music on September 24. You can check out the album artwork and tracklisting below.

The Marauders are not visible through the layers of mist," the band explain. "You can hear them hanging in ropes and sharpening their tools of mischief before their dire intentions are manifested through slow, dark riffs and slaughtering, heavy beats. They are lost souls roaming the Underworld, vicious murderers and thieves constantly searching for prey.” 

The group, who formed last year 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.

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.

Pre-order Europe.

Pre-order USA.



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Drott: Orcus
1. The Lure
2. Caerdroia
3. Katabasis
4. The Strait
5. Psychopomp
6. By the Lunar Lake
7. The Marauders
8. Grey Gull
9. Arch of Gloom
10. Orcus

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.