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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Version: Transparent Red Vinyl
  • Format: LP
  • UPC: 7340148114126
  • Street Date: 12/31/24
  • PreBook Date: 08/04/23
  • Label: The Sign Records »
  • Genre: Metal
  • Run Time: 40:19 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2023
  • Region Code: 0
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  • Territory: NA,JP,AU


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Dun Ringill - Where The Old Gods Play: Act 1 (Transparent Red Vinyl)

Nordic Folk, Doom and Progressive Metal meet storytelling lyrics on Dun Ringill's ambitious concept-album "Where the Old Gods Play - Act 1".

Dun Ringill - Where The Old Gods Play: Act 1 (Transparent Red Vinyl)
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Nordic folk, doom and progressive metal meet storytelling lyrics on Dun Ringill's, studio recorded album "150-Where the Old Gods Play Act 1". After the launch of their second "Library of Death", the Swedish 6 piece decided to challenge themselves further by writing an ambitious double concept-album, released as two separate albums during 2023 and 2024 respectively. To enhance the storytelling, the band choose to increase the intensity of their dark, progressive visions whilst still faithfully incorporating their native nordic folk influences. Dun Ringill found a new lease of life when they decided to throw themselves into the grandiose and almost impossible mission of composing a cohesive and well-written story, whilst simultaneously recording a concept record without unwanted pretentiousness. It was important to make the songwriting the main focus, yet at the same time have both the lyrics and music compliment each other, making them live in unison and also work independently as individual songs. During this journey, the band has developed and explored many new areas outside their folk-doom comfort-zone by introducing a strong progressive element, which resulted in an advancement of their technical, musical and emotional expressions. The journey has been vibrant, powerful, challenging and at times very dark. Without the excessive downtime which the pandemic offered, this work would simply never have seen the light of day. "150-Where the Old Gods Play" (Act 1 and 2) are based on a movie script written by Patrik Andersson Winberg (bassist and main songwriter in Dun Ringill) and Jonas Granath (teacher in religion and literature). The story, based in Scotland in early 1900, centers around the manipulation of the church with a priest whose secret agenda only reveals itself at the end. Welcome to Lucia and Dun Ringill's journey Where the Old Gods Play......


Track Listing

  • Awakening
  • The Parrish
  • The Devil Wears a Papal Tiara
  • Baptised in Fire
  • Nathaniels Hymn
  • Blood of the Lord
  • The Last Supper

Sales Points

  • The album features guest performances by Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Big Scenic Nowhere, Anekdoten, Kamchatka) and Sara Uneback (Ensemble Cordia, Karlsson Barock)
  • The Music Videos of 'Blood Of The Lord' and 'Awakening' both premiered at The Obelisk, where the later got over 50 000 views in just a few weeks.
  • Drummer Neil Grant is a Scottish musician known for his work of composing football anthems
  • Mastered by Magnus Lindberg (The Hellacopters, Tribulation, Henrik Palm, Refused, Stiu Nu Stiu, Cult Of Luna, and many more)
  • The band features members from Order Of Israfel, known for their underground classic albums Wisdom (2014) and Red Robes (2016).
  • Toured with the cult-classic Heavy Metal band Pentagram in 2023
  • Available on two vinyl editions, each limited to 500 copies, on Transparent Red and Transparent White/Red Splatter vinyl

Press Quotes

The troupe from Gothenburg worked their way into a delicately intertwined round dance of doom, Nordic folk and progressive plus sacred elements

     —MAZ Online, https://www.maz-online.de/kultur/maz-musiktipp-neu

At the root of Dun Ringill's sound is some thundering doom, driven along by drums that sound like they're being played with war hammers. The riffs are monolithic and the vocals raw, emotive, and powerful

     —POWERPLAY, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u2a9B_ykyXTjiqn-u

if you're looking for Doom metal that captures an old-school essence while incorporating elements from different subgenres, Dun Ringill has crafted something cool for you here

     —Metal Epidemic, https://www.metalepidemic.com/dun-ringill-150-wher

seven beautifully constructed tracks that count a lot of tempo and rhythm changes, but where the heavy drum patterns continue to exude unmistakable doom

     —Musika , https://www.musika.be/2023/07/15/dun-ringill-150-w

an album with so many details

     —Metal Addicts, https://metaladdicts.com/dun-ringill-150-where-the

a combination of doom, prog and Celtic sound

     —Metal Rules, https://www.metal-rules.com/2023/08/01/dun-ringill

'The Devil Wears A Papal Tiara,' haunts the scenery, turning the screws forward and bringing the energy of chaos...

     —The Median Man, https://www.themedianman.com/dun-ringill-150-where

With noisy doom riffs, inspiration from folk music in both rhythms and melodies and a magnificent soundscape, the Gothenburg group is building something of its own niche in the genre

     —Sweden Rock Magazine, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X6coH4he-RRLlkOMS

Fat Doom with folk borrowings from Gothenburg, buy!

     —Vampster, https://vampster.com/cd-reviews/dun-ringill-150-wh

a mighty album!

     —Powermetal, https://www.powermetal.de/review/review-Dun_Ringil

a well-balanced concept album

     —Distorted Sound Mag, https://distortedsoundmag.com/album-review-150-whe

a long concept album, divided into two acts, with a well-structured plot and narrative junctions worthy of a thriller

     —Metal Italia, https://metalitalia.com/album/dun-ringill-150-wher

DUN RINGILL have once again recorded an extremely quality-conscious complete work

     —FFM Rock, https://www.ffm-rock.de/reviews-interviews/cd-revi

the band has succeeded in capturing an oppressive, sinister atmosphere in their music. The main asset here is the vocals; both telling, growling, and screeching or slightly drawnling or pinched sung, it is always exactly appropriate

     —Arrow Lords of Metal, https://arrowlordsofmetal.nl/dun-ringill-150-where

Lyrically intelligent and musically progressive Dun Ringell have with 'Act 1' gone musically above and beyond anything they have attempted previously, a stunning tome that promises much for 'Act 2'

     —Stoner King, https://stonerking1.blogspot.com/2023/08/dun-ringi

Extremely suspenseful, engaging and multi-faceted Doom that will appeal to fans of many genres

     —My Revelations, https://www.myrevelations.de/2023/07/25/dun-ringil

I feel like there's a deliberate effort to structure the music around the setting too, with the music subtly and cleverly evoking Celtic themes using chromatic power chord sequences, sea-shanty-like progressions, making great use of violin and subtly...

     —Silent Radio, https://www.silentradio.co.uk/08/04/album-review-d

Dun Ringill have just released their new full-length, Where The Old Gods Play, Act 1, and a more bracing listening experience it would be hard to imagine

     —Sentinel Daily, https://sentineldaily.com.au/mickeys-metal-morsels

Overall, 150 - Where the Old Gods Play Act 1 offers us a unique and immersive experience

     —Amplified Mag, https://amplified-mag.de/index.php/reviews/dun-rin

DUN RINGILL manages to spread mood with their music despite the dark underlying theme. The songs sound like old sea shanties, but they are not from the old, dusty treasure chest. They are independent and authentic.

     —LEGACY, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rMIfF6QCkoWL4kXJ7

a really interesting blend of styles that works fantastically, but has to be heard to be believed! For the heavy fans here, check this out!

     —OVERTONE, https://overtone.site/2023/08/07/new-music-mondays

This Swedish band mixes Nordic folklore with doom metal, and I'm sure that many genre fans will celebrate their album.

     —DEAF FOREVER, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUxbUFu1iOggb3djH

From the first notes of 'Awakening' and its bagpipes, DUN RINGILL announces the color of an opus which reveals itself to be deep and epic as you listen.

     —Rock N Force, https://rocknforce.com/dun-ringill-lepopee-est-en-

I enjoyed it enormously

     —AVE NOCTUM, https://avenoctum.com/2023/08/11/dun-ringill-where

Fans of proper doom metal are bound to get on board with what Dun Ringill have accomplished

     —Metal Digest, https://metal-digest.com/2023/08/08/dun-ringill-wh

Excellent stuff

     —MUSIPEDIA OF METAL, https://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com/2023/08/revi

A recommended listen for all lovers of new Heavy sounds, between Doom, Folk and Prog with a personal style.

     —Progressive Rock Journal, https://progrockjournal.com/review-dun-ringill-150


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