New Audio: Stockholm’s DOMKRAFT’s Scorching Live Version of “The Rift” Off Soon-to-Be Released Live Album

DOMKRAFT is a Stockholm-based doom metal trio that can trace their origins to when its members met and bonded over a mutual love of Spacemen 3, Monster Magnet, Sleep and Hawkwind. Drawing from those influences, the trio have crafted a sound and songwriting approach that blends towering dirges, mind-bending psychedelia and trance-inducing minimalism, embodied by the act’s first two albums, released by Magnetic Eye Records — 2016’s full-length debut, The End of Electricity and 2018’s sophomore effort, Flood.

Last year, Magnetic Eye Records celebrated their first decade with the Day of Doom Showcase at Saint Vitus Bar, which featured nine of the label’s acts including the Swedish doom metal act. Their live album Day of Doom Live was recorded by Deafheaven‘s and Summoner’s Chris Johnson as part of a set of four exclusive live albums. The album presents what Metal Hammer called “a sustained torrent of viscous, bubbling sludge that achieves acute psychedelia through distortion and reputation,” just ahead of the Swedes’ forthcoming third album Seeds slated for release next year.

Day of Doom Live’s first single “The Rift” is a brooding and hypnotic dirge, centered around a swirling and scorching riff, thunderous drumming, rumbling low end and howled vocals. But unlike the recorded version, the live rendition is delivered with a nasty, piss, vinegar and whiskey-fueled fury.

Day of Doom Live’s first single “The Rift” is a brooding and hypnotic dirge, centered around a swirling and scorching riff, thunderous drumming, rumbling low end and howled vocals. But unlike the recorded version, the live rendition is delivered with a nasty, piss, vinegar and whiskey-fueled fury. “This is one of those songs that always tends to get rowdier in a live setting than the recorded version”, the members of DOMKRAFT explain. “The bouncy main riff feels a lot nastier, almost as if it feeds off the energy in the room without us having anything to do with this. It’s hard to explain, but there’s definitely something strange going on.”

Day of Doom Live is slated for a December 11, 2020 through Magnetic Eye Records. Check out the pre-sale link here: https://mer.lnk.to/day-of-doom