Four years following the release of their third album Lede and right in middle of a global deadly virus outbreak, Belgium’s most caustic and filthy musical proposition Alkerdeel are back with a new album titled Slonk. Recorded live at Boma Studio, Ghent with Frederik Segers, mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Studio, Birmingham, Slonk shows a more atmospheric side of the band, but don’t be fooled because it’s also their most aggressive album to date, displaying a ferocity only rivalled by bands like Archgoat, Ildjarn and Mizmor. Slonk will be released through Consouling Sounds and Babylon Doom Cult Records on February 5th.
We asked the band to talk to us about 3 releases that have influenced them the most…
Hädanfärd – Avoghetens Besvärtade Åkallelser
This Swedish band, mixes primitive and melancholic black metal with post-punk, there’s even a new-wave atmosphere. They are on the Ancient Records label, which is a trademark in itself. Although the new Alkerdeel album Slonk still contains enough old-school extreme metal elements, for the first time our more “atmospheric” side comes first, without sacrificing aggression. The influences of a band like Hädanfärd are the indirect cause of this.