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VAK is back with their highly anticipated third album “The Islands”

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With well-produced, doom-groovy, stoner/sludge Swedish metal band VAK were highly praised for their previous albums!
 September 1, VAK is back with their highly anticipated third album 

“The Islands”

VAK is often noted for their ability to incorporate more than just one style and genre in their music, drawing inspiration from a great variety of bands and artists.
The band is known for their exhilarating and dynamic soundscape, where elements from sludge, progressive metal and synth are flawlessly mixed together. 

VAK states:
With this album, we have continued to develop our multifaceted version of what has been called our style of progressive sludge. We wanted it to result in an almost unbearable tension between the powerful and sludgy dimensions and the progressive aspects. We are very happy with the album, although the writing and recording turned out to become a very lengthy process. 

Lyrically, the album engages in conflicting visions of the city of Stockholm and its “Islands”, both presenting fundamentally critical aspects and winkling out hopeful notions of the city, and thereby mostly, and literally, focusing on underground dimensions of the city, such as ideas of sewer cafes and underground cinemas.”

FFO: Devin Townsend, Les Big Byrd, Kanaan, Motorpsycho, Conan, Monolord 

VAK will be playing live at Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany on August 18th.

ABOUT
VAK from Stockholm, Sweden consists of experienced musicians, who fuse seemingly uncompromising genres into a new and powerful blend. Their last album “Low Wind” got rave reviews.

UK Magazine Zero Tolerance wrote that it was;
one of 2019’s contenders for best stoner metal album! […] It’s one thing to pack an album full of crushing riffs, memorable hooks, and passionate performances, but VAK truly evoke a unified togetherness that beams throughout”, while Metal Temple (UK) gave it a 9/10, stating that; “VAK is its own unique breed, one that has hints of the past but is focused solely on the future.”

Praised for their ability to incorporate more than just one style and genre in their music, drawing inspiration from a great variety of bands and artists,

VAK’s upcoming album “The Islands” is something to look forward to!

VAK

Tracklist:

PASSPORT 2:59
PANORAMA 3:16
SEWER CAFÉ 4:22
Q&A 5:05
SPEED OF IMAGES 8:36
THE MAP 7:20
BODIES 7:31
MELODY JUNKIE 10:54

BAND MEMBERS
Tobias Alpadie – Guitars
Anders Bartonek – Drums
Patrik Engström – Guitars
Jesper Skarin – Bass, Vocals
Robin Skarin – Keyboards

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